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Ms Marvel Star Iman Vellani Reveals She Uses Burner Accounts To Argue With People Online

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Ms Marvel Star Iman Vellani Reveals She Uses Burner Accounts To Argue With People Online

Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani has admitted to creating burner social media accounts in order to argue with MCU fans online.

The actor appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to chat about all things Marvel and her experience in being a Muslim role model for young women.

One thing soon became clear: Vellani was very much obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe growing up.

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In particular, she was obsessed with the character she ended up played in the TV series, Kamala Khan. 

Vellani spoke to Meyers about the first time seeing the Pakistani American character as Ms Marvel in the comic books when she was young.

She said: “She felt so different than all the other Muslim teenagers I was used to seeing in mainstream media. She was using her culture as something that guided her. And it wasn’t something she neglected at all. And on top of that, she was a huge fan. 

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“The comics were never about being Muslim or being Pakistani. It was about this superhero-obsessed dork who just happens to be Muslim and Pakistani. And that’s how I felt in real life. And it was really comforting reading those comics.”

Vellani had been working on the Ms Marvel project for two years up until it completed its six-episode run on July 13.

Of course, she was privy to the secrets and surprises the series had in store, and, as a fan, she revealed she loved arguing with fans about different theories - while knowing the outcome herself.

She said: “I’m not present on social media publicly, but I do have like a lot of private accounts. Especially on Reddit. I’m just arguing with people about theories. I’m like, ‘you don’t even know what’s coming, man. Like, you’re so wrong.’ It’s so liberating.”

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Sounds like any other Marvel diehard.

Credit: PA Images / Alamy
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

However, according to Vellani, she is happy she can finally ‘breathe’ after holding in the secrets - in particular, that big reveal at the end. 

If you are planning on watching the series and haven’t yet, be warned there is a huge spoiler ahead.

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During the final moments of the season finale, it is revealed that Kamala can access her superpowers because of a genetic mutation.

Queue the iconic X-Men animated theme song playing out to confirm the character is indeed a mutant.

Imagine being a fanatic and having to hold that one in.

She shared with Meyers: “They sent me, and only me, the draft [of the final episode], and I immediately freaked out.

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"I emailed Kevin Feige in all caps. I was like, are you doing this like for real? Are you sure? I'm so honoured! I was like yelling at him through an email. I was freaking out. This is the biggest deal in the world, and the fact that it's happening in our show is crazy."

So if you’re ever comparing fan theories online, just consider you may actually be arguing with Ms Marvel herself, and she might just know a thing or two.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS/Alamy. TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy.

Topics: Film & TV, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Celebrity, Film and TV

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