As Krysten Ritter prepares to reprise the role of Jessica Jones for both The Defenders and the second season of the hit Netflix series, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has been speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the restrictions imposed by Marvel for the acclaimed Alias adaptation.
“No F-bombs,” said Rosenberg. “And if anyone was going to say “fuck,’ it would be Jessica Jones. Sometimes I was just like, ‘Please, just let me put one.’ And… never. But, what’s funny is people have said, ‘She didn’t say fuck? I could have sworn she did.’ That’s ’cause Ritter can deliver ‘fuck’ with her face. Her look says it. She could be saying ‘potato.’ And the other thing is, there’s sex to some degree that wasn’t really any nudity. But then people are saying, ‘There was no nudity? Wait a minute, that was really graphic sex.’ It was all about the attitude, how it’s shot, how it’s acted with raw lust.”
Rosenberg also spoke about the genre tropes she strived to avoid with the series, adding that: “[Jessica] was never going to play the honey pot. She was never going to put on the tight bandage dress and heels and go and seduce the guy she needs information from. That was just never going to happen.”
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.
Via Comic Book