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Regina-born actress Tatiana Maslany cast as lead role in Disney Plus series, She-Hulk

Tatiana Maslany, an actress from Regina Sask., has been cast in the leading role of the upcoming Disney Plus series, She-Hulk.

Variety reported it had learned from sources of Maslany’s casting.

It said the series focuses on Jennifer Walters, who is a lawyer and Bruce Banner’s cousin, after she gets Banner’s Hulk powers through a blood transfusion.

Matt Valgardson is the host of Nerdcore Cabaret, a radio show on Regina’s community station CJTR which focuses on nerd culture.

He said he was very excited to learn of Maslany’s casting.

“Like a lot of people you know, particularly from around here…my eyes just kind of bulged out like ‘yes this is wicked good news!'” Valgardson said.

Maslany won an Emmy Award in 2016 for her role in Orphan Black. Valgardson said she was able to carry many different cloned characters interacting with each other in the series.

“You really got to see this incredible range from someone that people you hang out with, went to high school [with].” Valgardson said.

Canadian actress and Emmy-winning Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany tells CBC’s Peter Mansbridge about the three roles she’d love to play. 1:04

Valgardson said he thinks Maslany’s casting is huge for Marvel fans everywhere, but especially in Regina.

“If you think how wild people went in the first Deadpool picture when he announced that [he] is the pride of Regina, Saskatchewan,” Valgardson said. “Just the idea that the character might be from there, but now we’ve got…

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