Despite the vast array of characters from the Marvel comics, Wunmi Mosaku’s character in “Loki” is an original character created for the Disney+ series. She plays Hunter B-15, an officer of the TVA who hunts down rogue variants. In a press conference for “Loki,” Mosaku opened up about her audition experience and how she approached playing a Marvel character with no source material.
The top-secret audition
Mosaku did not realize she was auditioning for “Loki” until she got the role. She figured the secrecy surrounding the try-out signified its importance. She sent in her audition tapes and hoped for the best. Lucky for her, she received a call with some good news.
“When I got a phone call in the middle of the night saying I’d been offered a part in ‘Loki,’ I was like, when did I audition for ‘Loki?’” revealed Mosaku.
Preparing for the role
For some new talent, preparing for a role means having comics dumped on your lap to read. In Mosaku’s experience, she had several conversations with director Kate Herron and co-star Tom Hiddleston about previous Marvel films to catch her up to speed.
“I got a Marvel lecture from Kate from ‘Iron Man’ to the season finale with ‘Loki,’ and how we all fit in,” says Mosaku.
The freedom of an original character
Considering fan expectations when depicting a comic book character, Mosaku was relieved her character had a spotless record. Instead of feeling nervous about her role, Mosaku felt “no pressure because no one’s got any ideas of what they want her to be. I can bring you who she is, and you have to accept it.”
“It is kind of does feel like a bit of pressure when you’re joining the MCU. It’s the MCU. Being able to just have a clean slate and do whatever I want to do with Kate, it’s great. It’s kind of free,” adds Mosaku.