Disney paid for my travel and accommodations.
I heard we were going to be interviewing the Lady Sif and I didn’t know what to expect. In Thor she was a larger than life woman in love with Thor. But to Thor she’s just one of the guys. She’s an amazing fighter with so much strength and she’s beautiful.
So when Jaimie Alexander entered the room I was surprised at how small she was. Who knew that metal breast plates could make someone look so amazing. I wasn’t surprised though at how beautiful she is.
During the interview someone asked:
How does it feel to be a lead female character in the Marvel Universe?
That’s loaded. It’s an amazing feeling. Especially when the character is written so well like my character is. You know, um, it’s about her, personally, and the physically follows. And I think that’s the way to write a female character really well, and Marvel does that. So, for me it’s been a dream come true for me. Yeah.
Your character in the comics has a romantic relationship with Thor? Will we get to see any of that, the triangle they have going on?
They hint at it a little bit. They can’t go fully there, you know yet, but, uh, they definitely hint at it. And it’s always fun, because that’s in the comic books, and we definitely want to appease the fans. So, we put that in there. I look at him a few times. Unfortunately he’s not shirtless in front of me, but that’s fine, it’s all right.
How did you prepare yourself for this role?
I worked with a dialect coach to have a British accent, although in this film, it’s a little bit more relaxed. And then I also trained for about two months, weight lifting, yoga, Pilates, on the Reformer. Which was something new for me. You give me a machine like that, it’s like you’re asking for me to just hurt myself. And I did that, and I did a lot of fight training with a wonderful stunt girl named Chloe Bruce. She is a world champion martial artist, and, uh, yeah, she’s a little scary. I mean, when you first meet her, she’s great. And then you’re like, "Oh. Whoa. You can bend your leg that way. I’m gonna go over here." Yes? Okay.
Is there a side of your character we’ll see in part two that we didn’t see in the first movie?
Yes, actually. You get to see a very vulnerable side of Sif. And you also get to see what her fellow Asgardians mean to her. Now, in the first movie, we explored that a little bit. She’s very protective. Her first priority is to protect her fellow Asgardians and the throne. This one, there’s a little bit of heartache, um, but it’s really amazing, because she’s very selfless. You know. The heartache is definitely an underlying tone to her. And then she kind of puts it aside and says, "You know what? I have lives to save. I’m gonna put that first," so you kinda get to see what she’s made of a little bit.
What did you like best about Sif?
You know, again, I like that she’s selfless, and, actually, in a way that’s one of her greatest strengths, but it’s also her downfall. She really puts everyone else first, and also she’s not afraid to give her opinion. She does it respectfully, but she definitely stands up for what she believes in. So, I can appreciate that, and I try to adopt that in my own life as much as I can. Without scaring people. I don’t carry a weapon. [LAUGHS] Not that anyone can see anyway. All right.
What was your favorite part of the film?
There’s an opening battle sequence that I had a blast doing. I got to do a backflip off a horse. Which, you know, if anybody knew me really well, they’d be like, "Let’s not put her anywhere near a horse." But, I did it, and it was a lot of fun, and several wires involved and stunt women. But, it was a lot of fun, and that sequence was so great. There’s a lot of humor in it and that sort of thing. And there’s also another part that we did, but you guys will have to wait to see it. It’s a corridor scene with Thor and Loki. And it’s pretty funny. [LAUGHS]
I have to agree with her that scene is very funny. Have you seen Thor The Dark World yet? If not you need to go see it.