April 14, 2020
'Schitt's Creek' Star Emily Hampshire Wants To Join The MCU

Now that Schitt's Creek has officially wrapped production, one of its stars wants to turn her attention to something completely different. Emily Hampshire -- who played Stevie Budd in the long-running series -- revealed in a recent interview that she would absolutely love to take on a role in the MCU.

Hampshire sat down with Comic Book to hype her new project on the Quibi service, 50 States of Fright. The show launched on Monday and the actress discussed what it means to be part of the newest multimedia offering. However, she also mentioned how she wants to become a superhero.

Back in March of 2019, fans of the actor started talking about how she would be the perfect fit to play Jessica Drew -- aka Spider-Woman. She tweeted her support for the idea, although -- at the time -- it was nothing more than one of her fans "sending it out into the ether" in hopes that someone at Marvel would see it.

Since that posting, the MCU has been gaining quite a few new characters and shows. As such, rumors that Spider-Woman could be hitting either the big screen or Disney Plus in the not too distant future have started to gain traction.

When asked whether or not she was still interested in the role in the interview, she replied she'd "love to do it," even if she's not sure where that talk came from. Hampshire also said there was another superhero she'd love to take on -- She-Hulk.

"I know that's happening, I've been hearing something about that. I didn't realize that -- I looked up the comic book and I didn't realize she was such a... You think of She-Hulk and muscles and stuff, but the person who's behind it is just such a cool character."
In the end, Hampshire said she's not all that picky about who she plays, whether it be Spider-Woman, She-Hulk, or someone else. She said she just really wants to play a comic book character because she thinks that would be quite cool.

For now, it would appear the most likely road for her to join the MCU would be as She-Hulk. since that series has been confirmed as coming to Disney Plus. It was reported earlier this year the series is looking for an Alison Brie-type to play the titular character. If cast, Hampshire would be appearing alongside Mark Ruffalo -- who portrays Hulk -- and who previously confirmed he'd have some part in the new series.