Tatiana Maslany talks twerking with Megan Thee Stallion on 'She-Hulk'
Tatiana Maslany, star of She-Hulk, and others involved with the show talk to Yahoo Entertainment about what it was like working with, and better yet, twerking with Grammy-nominated rapper and actor, Megan Thee Stallion.
[MUSIC PLAYING - MEGAN THEE STALLION, "BODY"]
- (RAPPING) Almost tasted that. Num-num-num-num, eat it up. Foreplay, OK, three, two, one. You know I'm the hottest, you ain't never got to heat me up.
- Oh, you are way more fun than my last lawyer!
- I will kill for you, Megan Thee Stallion.
- Dial it back.
KEVIN POLOWY: What was it like, twerking with Megan Thee Stallion?
TATIANA MASLANY: The dream. Absolute dream. She was-- she's-- I can't-- I can't believe that I got to do that. I couldn't believe it in the moment. I've been training my whole life for a moment like that. I'm a huge fan of hers, and she was just like-- she was so up for it. She was so game.
I was like truly in this little gray suit next to her, and she's, like, the pro. She's a genius. And it was just-- it was amazing.
- That's right! There's only one Megan Thee Stallion!
KAT COIRO: So the role was scripted as a beautiful celebrity, who never in a billion years would date Dennis Bukowski. Those were the parameters. And Jameela Jamil had actually worked with Megan, and she brought her up very casually, and we all lost our minds. Not only is Megan beautiful and talented, but she's also this incredibly powerful, strong woman, who is very, very bold. And so thematically, she kind of fit into the world of She-Hulk.
And then we discovered that Tatiana is the world's biggest Megan Thee Stallion fan. Literally vibrating with excitement. And that little dancing segment was added so that Tatiana/She-Hulk could share screen time with Megan.
KEVIN POLOWY: She insisted on it.
KAT COIRO: She didn't insist, but Jessica-- the writer-- was like, oh my God, she's so excited. And we were like, we got to put them together on the screen! And so they wrote that little-- if you can call writing a twerking scene.
I don't know if it's exactly writing.
KEVIN POLOWY: It's line of action, right?
KAT COIRO: We let them twerk, and Tatiana-- I think this is really important for people to know-- she's CGI in that moment, but she can twerk up a storm. She was twerking right there with Megan, and it was really impressive. And the biggest challenge was getting the camera operators to move the cameras down, because they were being very polite. And I'm like, this isn't about their faces.