[Movies] Rebecca Hall Reveals Insight Behind Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3 (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.03.2013
Hall reveals some secrets for Extremis...
Marvel.com recently spoke with actress Rebecca hall who plays Dr. Maya Hansen in Iron Man 3. Below are some highlights. Iron Man 3 will be released in theaters on May 3.
Hall on Hansen's involvement with the Extremis project: "Extremis is a formula that my character Maya Hansen has developed that essentially reprograms your genetic code... But it's got some issues and problems. [Maya] is involved in the whole Iron Man world because she met Tony Stark a long time ago when she was an M.I.T. student being funded to do research in a certain field that he's also a specialist in."
Hall on how Hansen and Tony Stark originally met: "Maya Hansen, Tony Stark and Happy Hogan all end up in Maya's hotel room, which was a very funny scene. We had a fun time shooting it because it was funny on the page, but somehow the three of us started getting more and more ridiculous with it and got a lot of jokes out of it. There's a lot of fun to be had in doing something set in 1999 too... There are certain cultural references that you can really milk, like Jon Favreau dressed up like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. It's kind of great."
Hall on how Hansen is not part of a romantic love triangle with Stark and Pepper Potts: "The thing I really like about this storyline is that everyone assumes, 'Oh, this is going to be some sort of love triangle, and it's going to be some massive cat fight between Pepper and Maya,' and it was never that on the page. Instead, they... made it about two very smart women who understand this rather eccentric figure, Tony Stark."