Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ Serinda Swan on Bringing Medusa’s Powers to Life

Marvel’s Inhumans has had a long history of uncertainly since it was initially announced as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now imagined as a TV series since their initial buildup on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we’ll finally see the Inhuman royal family make their debut this September.

Actress Serinda Swan plays Madusa, the family matriarch who has powers to expand her hair to any length and strength while bending it to her will. She explained the approach how she acted with her powers calling it “a trip to work with.”

“I didn’t go to acting school, but if I would’ve, I would hope there would be a day on head movements. Like, ‘You grab him by the neck, with your hair!’”

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When filming her scenes, Swan said she mimicked the powers her hair would have with her hands.

“You use the hand movements that you would do. That’s what I do. I do it first how I would do it with my limbs and then from there, you mimic the same facial features that you would do because that’s basically what it is for her,” reflected Swan. “It’s another appendage. So yes, there’s definitely days and moments where I see things and it’s like, ‘Oh, I do that with my hair. Oh, it does that too. OK.’”

The Inhumans became a natural step for Marvel since FOX owns the cinematic rights to “mutants.”

The official show synopsis:

“In Marvel’s Inhumans, after the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.

The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”

The show also stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Ellen Woglom.

The first two episodes will premiere on IMAX on September 1st while the entire eight-episodes of the season will premiere on ABC.

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Tom Chang
Sci-fi and technology geek since the NES days, Tom loves everything from the cult classics, the contemporary hits to the beast with two backs that is Disney and Marvel. His life's mission is to be the ultimate nerd savant sitting on the iron throne as CEO of Skynet while masquerading as a vigilante at night wearing hockey pads.
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