|On the set with Krysten Ritter|
I meet the delightful Krysten, who also sings with a rock band called Ex Vivian, in the studio where the new series is being filmed in Long Island City where Jessica's apartment and her Alias Private Investigations office have been meticulously constructed.
|Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones|
As we pick up the story Jessica is still smouldering with rage, drinking heavily and attending anger management classes while hustling for clients for her P.I business.
The story of a prickly woman with superhuman strength, a drinking problem and past traumas that include sexual abuse, has resonated with viewers far beyond the Comic-Con crowd.
As the Variety reviewer says: "Krysten's Jessica is a gender-bending mishmash of noir traits---femme fatale and hardboiled detective rolled into one with the dank P.I. office and smudged eyeliner to prove it.....
|Krysten on the sert|
"Ritter has to sell a character that is an inherent ball of contradictions as a recognisable, appealing whole. She makes it a breeze, playing Jessica with a contained, slouching energy that belies her readiness to snap."
Lively, vivacious and funny, 35-year-old Krysten tells me: "The tone of the show is very sort of dark noir and it’s really more of a psychological thriller than anything else Marvel has done.
""Sometimes you forget its a superhero show. We spend so much time in Jedssica's head and, in season 2, in her heart. We keep her boots on the ground and people gravitate and connect to her real-world problems."