Krysten Ritter feels good about closing the door on Jessica Jones


The third and final season of Jessica Jones is streaming on Netflix. We learned in February that JJ and The Punisher were the last two Marvel shows on Netflix that were being cancelled. Regardless of how the show’s cast and crew felt at the time, they ended up closing the show out on their terms. The star, Krysten Ritter, especially feels like Jessica, both the show and the character, left in the way she was intended to.

Talking to TV Line recently, Ritter explained that, really, she’s happy where things ended up, and isn’t exceptionally interested in talking on the role of the embittered private eye again.

“Do I think I’ll play her again? I don’t think so,” she said. “I feel like I’ve played her, you know? I feel really good about it. I feel good about closing the door.”

She does, truly, have a lot to be proud of. Ritter’s Jones is one of the most compelling characters in Netflix’s corner of Marvel’s live-action output, both tough and vulnerable, an entrancing action hero and a complicated heroine.

The series creator, Melissa Rosenberg, seems to agree with Ritter, though she’s a bit less committal in her finality.

“I feel like this is a really complete, closed chapter,” she told TV Line. “I mean, never say never. But I feel ready to tell all new stories.”

[From Gizmodo]

I was so angry at the season one finale, I didn’t watch season two or three. I know people who did, though, and they like them. Consensus among my friends is three was better than two and according to these articles, it sounds like it really found its footing a third of the way into season three. So I’m glad that the cast got to go out on the note they wanted. I get what Krysten is saying about being done. Jessica was such a departure for her, and she did a great job in that role, in my opinion. But to play her again might put Krysten in a rut. Actors many times suggest their character’s ending was rushed, so if Krysten got closure on Jessica, I can see why she can walk away so easily.

One thing I am a little bummed about, and probably would have gotten me back to watching the show, is that Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel was planned to make an appearance in JJ. Carol, in the comics, was best friends with Jessica, once upon a time. But when Captain Marvel got slated for her own film, the idea was scrapped and the parts Carol would have played in JJ was rewritten into Trish and Hellcat. Given this information, I kind of wish Krysten would reprise the role just once for a cameo in the next Captain Marvel movie. Brie Larsen and Krysten would be amazing playing off each other.




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  1. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Good to know season 3 is better than 2 – might bump it up my watch list. I’ve been putting it off as I thought season 2 was pretty poor – such a shame because I loved season 1. JJ is a great character.

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, I watched all of 2 and made it through, mainly because I just love the characters and the tone of the show, but I’m genuinely enjoying season 3. I’m trying not to blow through it too quickly since there won’t be any more! But I do feel ready for a rewatch when it’s over, which I would normally have done before this season started, but I really didn’t feel compelled to rewatch season 2.

  2. Michael says:

    I really enjoyed this series and I have always liked Krysten Ritter. I guess she will get to enjoy some time with her baby while she contemplates her next move

  3. TheOriginalMia says:

    I barely made it through the 1st season. David Tennant irritates me. I heard horror stories about 2, so I skipped it. I’m thrilled 3 is a lot better and more cohesive.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      I thought Tennant was great – charismatic and quietly terrifying. but I do seem to remember being disappointed in the ending to s 1 (too long ago for my poor, ancient brain to remember any details….). You were wise to skip s 2 though!

    • tealily says:

      “Horror stories” seems a bit dramatic. It wasn’t terrible, but not super compelling either.

  4. Eliza says:

    I really like her. I miss her bubbly bitchy character in Apt B. But she’s the perfect melancholy loner begrudging do-gooder in JJ. She also got to direct a couple episodes and they’re really good.

  5. Darla says:

    I’m so bummed about this. I love Krysten as JJ. Very unhappy that I won’t get more JJ, Luke Cage, and Daredevil in these incarnations. I love the three main leads on those shows.

  6. Cale says:

    I’d love for her to write another novel. I loved Bonfire so much!

  7. bella says:

    I loved JJ –all three seasons and think that everyone was great in it! She also had great chemistry with the actor who played Luke Cage.

  8. Mo says:

    My MCU fantasy is that Jessica Jones somehow becomes Lady Loki. Krysten Ritter would just be fantastic in the part. I know in the comics it is problematic, with Loki taking over Sif’s body, but maybe they could do some sort of swap. Tom Hiddleston drinking and solving crimes while trying to get his magical powers back from Jessica would be awesome.

    I wondered why she was an Oscar presenter this year. Marvel TV doesn’t seem to be enough pull to get the gig, and I don’t see any upcoming gigs on her Wikipedia page. Maybe there is something under negotiation for after the baby.

    Lady Loki! Lady Loki! Lady Loki!

  9. Betsy says:

    I really like Krysten and was disappointed this was such a violent show so that I didn’t watch it.

  10. serena says:

    I’m sad it ended … I wanted to see her get back with Luke Cage, they were so good together (in the comics they end up having a daughter too). Oh well.. sigh

  11. Mash says:

    season 3’s blond chick Trish was GOD AWFUL i found myself wanting her character to be killed like all the time lol (i was probably projecting a lot of angst with the hyper white feminism she exuded)

    jessica not killing her didnt make sense to me tbh

  12. Dina says:

    I loved all three seasons, so sad it’s over 🙁