After interviewing Tom Hiddleston himself, it’s hard to be impressed. I mean, he’s fantastic. But then walks in the GORGEOUS Jaimie Alexander. Wearing a long green fur coat to cover her very sexy premiere dress, I instantly fell in love with her honesty, beauty, and kick major booty personality. She sat down with the group of bloggers attending the event Disney invited me to earlier this month and shared what it was like to play Sif, tells us about growing up with brothers, and even shares being out of the “norm” for Hollywood beauty.
Jaimie Alexander Talks Girl Power as Sif
As she walks in the room she instantly puts us at ease. Complementing us almost to take the focus off herself.
JA: Just for the record, this is fake. But I am trying to discreetly cover my gown until the carpet. Mainly because parts of it are open, and it’s a little uncomfortable. Not used to wearing a catsuit, okay. How are you guys? Do I look like a green Wookie? I do a little bit. You guys look amazing, by the way. I love all of the blues and the greens and the reds. Silver. I can appreciate that. I’m wearing black myself. Black and a little bit of netting here.
On playing Sif, the goddess of the Earth.
Q: H0w does it feel to be playing a very strong female character?
JA: Oh, man. That’s loaded. It’s an amazing feeling. Especially when the character is written so well like my character is. You know, it’s about her, personally, and then the physical follows. 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.
On any love going on with Thor. She jokes about not having shirtless scenes with him.
Q: Your character in the comics has a romantic relationship with Thor? Will we get to see any of that triangle they have going on?
JA: You know, there’s a hint at it a little bit. They can’t go fully there, (but) 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 alright.
She shares what it takes to transform into Sif.
JA: 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. I did a lot of fight training with a wonderful stunt girl named Chloe Bruce. She is a world champion martial artist.
On body image, with lots of little girls looking up to her, here are her thoughts.
JA: Yeah. You know, it’s great, because I actually speak at schools about positive body image. I know, you guys look at me you’re like, “You’re tall. You’re kind of thin. Blah blah blah.” Um, I have less an A cup, okay? So there are things about me that aren’t Hollywood standard. And I actually really like it. I have tattoos. I grew up with four brothers. I was a high school wrestler. I did all of these things that aren’t typical of a young woman. So, for me, I like to embrace that side of my personality and let my, I guess my uniqueness show, and I try to say to young women, I say, “Don’t be afraid of yourself.”
You know. “Work what your momma gave you, and appreciate it, because everybody is different, and nobody is a duplicate, so no one can actually be you, so you have that above everyone else.” And I try to incorporate that in Lady Sif, where her costume (notice) she’s covered. She’s not revealing anything. Yet, she’s feminine. But she’s also tough, so you really see her personality before you see her physicality, and that’s most important.
Q: Growing up with brothers, what do they think of you? I’m loving the bad-ass, tomboy, super-beautiful thing you have going on. So, how do your brothers think of what you’re doing?
JA: They love it. When I got the first “Thor” movie and we shot it, they asked me to give their phone number to Natalie Portman. Uh, so that was awkward. And I said, “I don’t think so, but maybe I’ll tack it up in her dressing room, and if she calls, hey, go for it.” But, no. They said that, and then as time went on, I did a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called “The Last Stand,” and my little brother, I went home for Thanksgiving, and in my suitcase, when I got back to work the week after, I found a bunch of DVDs with post-its. And I was like, “What is this?” And he wanted Arnold to sign all of his DVDs and all of this stuff, so Arnold obviously happily obliged. He’s a great guy, and he said, “Absolutely,” and he sent my family Christmas presents for Christmas. So, they were completely stoked. So clearly I’m the favorite sibling.
Q: Were you a fan of the comics before you did the first movie?
JA: You know, I didn’t know that much about Thor. We’d studied it in school, the mythology. But I didn’t really know the comic books as well. However, I didn know about a bunch of other comic books. I always had my brothers’ hand-me-downs. So, Spiderman, X-Men. Jubilee was my favorite in X-Men. Mainly because she had an awesome yellow trenchcoat, and she hung out at the mall. So, yes. I’m a little girly. But last year I actually had a pixie cut and I did my hair as her secretly and did a photo shoot. So I paid my, I guess, homage to Jubilee. So there’s my nerdery for you guys.
Nerdy??? Hardly. Jaimie is truly fantastic! I enjoyed every moment she gave. Gorgeous, funny, badass, and now my new BFF. OK, not the latter.
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