Teyonah Parris’ mom looks up all the WandaVision theories and sends them to her

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Teyonah Parris was on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week promoting the show that needs absolutely no promotion, WandaVision. I didn’t know this but Disney+ crashed last Thursday at midnight because everyone was trying to get on to watch the new episode! You could tell that Jimmy loves WandaVision and Marvel because he’s been pressing all of his guests from that show to give spoilers. When he interviewed Kat Dennings and Elizabeth Olsen I got the impression that they didn’t know spoilers at the deep level that fans might want, but Teyona might. Teyonah plays Monica Rambeau, who just came into her powers this last episode. She talked to Jimmy about that, along with the fact that she’s aware of the Easter eggs because her mom sends them to her!

On Monica Rambeau’s powers
Monica can absorb energy in the comics. It is yet to be revealed just exactly what it is in the MCU. We get a taste of the fact that there is something that is changed and we have to stay tuned to find out exactly how that will manifest itself, but in the comics she absorbs all energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.

On if she reads the fan theories
I look at the stuff people tag me in on Instagram, but as far as the theories I don’t have to go online because my mother sends me everything – the Easter eggs, the theories. She’s gotten out of control. She is on a mission. I call her “conspiracy cookie.” I’m not telling her anything, I’m not going to spoil it, she would actually be very upset if I did. But it’s very interesting, she will send them all to me.

On her mom’s reaction to the last episode
She was so into it, just the glowing, the reveal for Kathryn Hahn’s character. Also there was [an earlier] theory about the aerospace engineer. I’m like ‘so mom what about that theory?’
‘It’s not over. Anyways, we’ve moved past that.’
‘Who is we?’
‘Me and the Internet friends and people. We’ve had these theories and thoughts and now we’ve moved past that.’

On if she’s a fan of the MCU and knows about the comics
I only know because my mom sends it to me and when I don’t want to read it, she’ll read it to me. I did get introduced to Monica, her character, years ago when fans started fan casting me for the role on Twitter. They started tagging me, [I looked her up] and I realized she’s a badass, she’s pretty cool, she will probably never see the light of day. Then when they introduced her in Captain Marvel as a young girl that Akira Akbar played I was like ‘Ok, we might be getting somewhere.’

I worked with Matt Shakman who is the director for WandaVision on MadMen. MadMen was my very first time recurring on TV so that’s a pretty cool full circle moment.

[From Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube]

I won’t get too deep into it, because I don’t understand it, but Kimmel kept pressing Teyonah about the engineer theories that her mom mentioned. Apparently there’s a theory that WandaVision set up the origin for the Fantastic Four with a comment that Tyler Hayward made to Monica about the astronaut training program. Opinions vary about whether that was the case.

How cute is it that her mom is reading all the Easter eggs and theories and sending them to her? My mom would do that. I also love that her mom calls them her Internet friends, because my mom is like that too. She’ll call YouTube and TikTok personalities her friends, and they are in a way. Everyone is on our phone and we feel like they’re our friends. Honestly when people tell me they listen to our podcast and feel like we’re our friends, I feel the same. Anyone who will listen to me talk smack for a half hour every week is my friend. We have whole communities online around our interests too. I call my Twitter peeps my friends and they definitely are, I’ve known many for years.

Oh and Jimmy asked Teyonah if her mom brags about her. She said she has the Monica Rambeau shirt hanging on the wall in her office at work and will wait for people to ask about it. That’s sweet that she does that. She also confirmed that she’s going to be in the next Captain Marvel movie.

I can’t wait to see what’s next in WandaVision. What show are they going to imitate? They’re up to current day now, right? I’m thinking they’ll do a tribute to black-ish because that’s on ABC, which is owned by Disney, and that’s the most popular family sitcom now.

Here’s that interview!

After I saw this video I googled “silk trench coats.” All the results were too pricey for me, but someday!

Teyonah with her mom in Mykonos before lockdown. How young is her mom? Damn!

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  1. Aurora says:

    Her hair is to die for. She needs to rush her stylist to the set of the Netflix show “Behind Her Eyes”. I’m just gonna leave it at that.

  2. Snuffles says:

    There are only 2 more episodes. I think the sitcom tributes are over after the big reveal of who the villain was.

    I’m a spoiler junkie so I’m pretty sure I know who her engineer friend is and who was cast to play the role. It’s a doozy!! If it’s right I am very excited and happy for him.

  3. wildwaffles says:

    Love the show and Teyonah is fantastic in it.

  4. Chris says:

    Omg I truly love her mom, that is really funny and sweet.

  5. Kealeen says:

    I love this so much. I’ve basically had to explain (as much as I can) the MCU to my mom because of WandaVision. My mom loves the show, and it’s been such a joy to have that experience with her. Teyonah is amazing as Monica Rambeau, and I hope we see her as one of the leaders in this next stage of the MCU.

  6. Becks1 says:

    I love the show – i’ve said on here many times that I’m not a big fan of comic book movies, but this is making me look at them in a different way and I’m ready to give all the Marvel movies another shot. The show is just so well done – funny, smart – and I like how Disney is bringing back the “water cooler show” with how they are releasing one episode at a time – its the first show in ages that I’ve said to people “have you seen the latest episode? You have to watch it!” and that we watch as soon as possible on Fridays. It’s a different feel than when someplace like Netflix drops the whole season at once. I’m excited to see how it all shakes out.

    • Chris says:

      Completely agree with everything you said. I’m not wild about superhero movies, they became too long, too repetitive and uninteresting to me with a few exceptions. Wandavision is just way more fun, mysterious, and inventive. Also love the casting. I didn’t realize how much I missed waiting episode by episode to watch the story unfold. Gives you time to theorize with others and build excitement.

      I think I’m ready for the era of dropping an entire new show season and binging in a single day to come to an end. I feel like quarantining got the solitary binging of shows out of my system. I think it would also encourage these streaming giants to take time to focus on their quality shows rather than just throwing every show at the wall to see what sticks because everyone is consuming shows so quickly. It’s definitely a golden era of tv, but there’s also a lot of crap out there.

  7. Miss Jupitero says:

    Last episode is to die for. The Agatha theme song is stick in my head.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    I am 100% here for Monica’s superhero transformation and that whole scene was one of my favorites of the series, especially when she nailed the patented superhero landing. I love to watch reactions videos after each episode and it was so much fun this time around especially – obviously, everyone loved the villain reveal (and song!), but everyone lost their minds at Monica’s scene. In a fandom that is many times sexist and racist, it was refreshing to see it.

    Also, I would like to watch the final two episodes with her mom and talk about theories and Easter eggs.

  9. Mia says:

    She is so I beautiful! I hope she gets her own MCU movie!

  10. Yup, Me says:

    I love Teyonah Parris. She’s stunningly beautiful and talented and amazing and her hair has been #hairgoals for me for years. It’s never going to happen (my hair is much thinner than hers), but I continue to drool and dream.