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Yara Shahidi can see herself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe–and she’s already got the perfect idea for her own gig.


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The actress video-chatted into an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, where she essentially made her pitch to get cast in a Marvel movie. The topic came up when Meyers brought up the Grown-ish star’s love of comic books.

On the subject, Shahidi said, “I have storylines as to why I belong in the Marvel comic universe.” To which Meyers replied that it “seems to me you’d be a perfect fit for the Marvel universe.”

That’s when Yara confirmed that this is something she’s been thinking about for a while, even writing up a pitch for the occasion.

“I was in 12 seconds of a movie as Samuel L. Jackson’s kid at the age of 13,” she explained in the interview. “And I was like ‘If this is not an in, then I don’t know what is.’ I need to be [gender swapped] I should be Nicole Fury because Nick Fury has a son. I wrote a page for it, a one-sheet. Marvel Studios has a headquarters right where we shoot Black-ish and Grown-ish. I was like ‘This is perfect, you can green screen me in.’”

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Later on in the interview, the young star chatted about her birthday last month, quarantining with her family, and balancing her acting as a full-time college student. Watch the full interview down below and you can catch the Marvel bit at the 6:00 minute mark.



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