Here we bring you the fifth and final part of the exclusive interview with Xochitl Gomez to talk about his role America Chavez in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
First, the actress talks about what we can expect from the sequel in terms of scale and size, and what she thinks audiences will take home with it once it leaves the theater.
This movie is gigantic. It’s huge. It is linked with Scarlet Witch and Vision and other films and series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what makes it so special is the presence of América Chávez. That circumstance opens the door to tons of possibilities and new stories that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has not yet entered. And that is fascinating.
I think people are going to say, ‘Oh my God, what did I just see? What was that?’ I am convinced that people are going to hallucinate during the whole movie. I love that theaters are now open. Because this film must be seen in a group. That emotion that you experience with others is what makes her feel so alive. You have to see it in a group and in a theater with a big screen. One day I’m going to dress up to go see her because I want to live that experience very strongly.
We also asked him about his favorite moment in the film, and without being able to reveal anything that could be spoilersthe actress chooses to talk about a moment that we have already seen in the promotional material.
Yes, there is a specific moment in the opening sequence with Gargantos. I run a lot through the streets of New York. But at that particular moment that I’m running, there was a lot of special effects. Lights went out, a tree fell, cars crashed into each other, a fire hydrant went off, and a building completely collapsed behind me.
The truth is that all those special effects are triggered while I’m running, and there’s only one chance to do the scene. There is only one take, literally. It was very tricky because some of the special effects weren’t firing at the same time. But in the end everything worked out. I ran and none of them fired at the wrong time. And the shot is amazing. It was one of the moments where I felt like a true villain.
In closing, Gomez described America Chavez’s costume in the film, which is certainly quite similar to what the character looks like in the comics.
The truth is that America dresses like me. I usually wear ripped black jeans, a T-shirt, and a nice jacket. And I have a ponytail. This is how I almost always go. So when I walked into the costume room for the first time, I was amazed at all these jackets with so much detail. One of my favorites has a worm. She is beautiful.
I love the star design on the back of the jacket. I’ve tried on four or five different versions of that jacket just because of the star on the back. I only tried on five, but I know there are tons in the wardrobe department. I’m surprised they have so many ideas.
The clothes I wear are very similar to what I usually wear so I feel very comfortable. I like them so much that I bought a pair of jeans, not the one with the hole in the side and blood on it, but a clean pair. I wear them with Converse sneakers because they fit the style.
You can read part 1 of the interview here, part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here.