At a special screening in Toronto hosted by Disney Plus Canada and imagineNATIVE, actress Devery Jacobs (who plays the character Bonnie) talked to That Hashtag Show about her experience on the Marvel Studios series Echo, as well as her character Kahhori in the other Marvel series What If.

From Reservation Dogs to Echo

Devery Jacobs first came to prominence in the FX series Reservation Dogs, co-created by Taika Waititi. She worked with director Sydney Freeland there, and they reunited on Echo, with Freeland as executive producer and director. We asked Jacobs what it was like collaborating with Freeland on two very different properties:

“When I originally auditioned for Bonnie, [I wanted to get] involved because I knew I’d be working with Sydney. It was directly after we finished filming season 2 so we didn’t know at the time that Reservation Dogs would be ending, but it was really cool to reunite forces. We both come from indie film and are used to filming in 17 days and scrambling to get it all done, and then to see her at the helm of the MCU and the project Echo was just really bad-ass. It was really special, and I was just over the moon to collaborate again. I just hope it wasn’t the last time!”

– Devery Jacobs
Devery Jacobs on the red carpet at a special screening of 'Echo' in Toronto.
Devery Jacobs on the red carpet at a special screening of ‘Echo’ in Toronto.

A Marvel Connection from Animated to Live Action

This is not the first foray into the Marvel Universe for Jacobs. She voiced the Mohawk superhero Kahhori in the animated series What If. Just prior to the interview, Jacobs responded to a tweet about a possible connection between her Echo character Bonnie and Kahhori:

We got to ask her about this tweet, and the potential future for both Bonnie and Kahhori:

“I just love how deep fans get in the MCU and all of these connections that people are making. I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes! All I know is that I’m a fan of this and that I’ve been fortunate enough to not just play Bonnie in Echo but also Kahhori in What If. I’m just this nerdy little rez kid just celebrating all of it, and I appreciate all of the love for both of the projects.”

– Devery Jacobs

The ancestral connections of the characters is currently up in the air, but it certainly seems like their future is bright in the MCU.

Both Echo and season 2 of What If are now streaming on Disney+.

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