10 Things You Didn't Know About Krysten Ritter

10. Getting Into Character For Jessica Jones

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Jessica Jones is, as mentioned, a layered role that requires Ritter to play various sides of a character. The dark, troubled person is something she knew how to do from Breaking Bad, but there were more complexities here, and she also had to be a superhero as well.. So not only does she have to be this damaged character, she's one who fights crime and kicks a lot of ass, which required a fair bit of physicality from Ritter.

Showrunner Michelle Rosenberg said prior to shooting the actress was "working out for months." Ritter herself, meanwhile, admitted: "The first thing I did when we rapped shooting was stop working out." There was also the need to get into the character's psyche, and to truly take on the heroic persona, which has left a rather interesting mark on Ritter, who said: "If I€™m walking down the street and I see something that€™s kind of scary, my instinct is to like, beat them up!"


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.