“Girls Can Sell Toys,” According to ‘Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter

Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter stopped by Late Night with Stephen Colbert this week. While he praised Jessica Jones as a trailblazer for being the first female superhero in  the Marvel Cinematic Universe, talk quickly turned to the general lack of female representation in the MCU — which Colbert labelled “a sausagefest.”

Colbert brought up the recent Iron Man 3 controversy as an example of this, which shocked Ritter who had not heard that Marvel Studios executives were making decisions based on the idea that female action figures would not sell.

“Girls can sell toys!” she exclaimed indignantly. Colbert followed up by asking if there was an action figures for the decidedly adult Jessica Jones.

“I don’t know if there is yet, but there should be; and I bet it would sell huge; and I’m going to make some phone calls after this,” said a laughing Ritter.

Television Critics Nominate Krysten Ritter as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter received a lot of critical acclaim for her portrayal of Jessica Jones, a damaged private investigator with superpowers in Marvel’s atmospheric neo-noir crime series of the same name. A promotional campaign for the predicted that we would “know her name,” and it looks like critics are remembering both Ritter’s name and her haunting performance as awards season starts.

Ritter was nominated for “Best Actress in a Drama Series”  by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. The awards will be given out at the 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards.

“We knew from the moment Krysten walked into her first audition that we’d found the perfect actress to embody Jessica Jones, and now both fans and critics can see what we knew was so special about her performance” said Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a prepared statement. “On behalf of all of us here at Marvel Television, I’d like to congratulate Krysten on her incredibly well deserved Critics’ Choice Award nomination.”

The 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards will be televised live on A&E on January 17, 2016.

Jessica Jones: Teaser Trailer 4

Netflix released the fourth in its series of teaser trailers for the upcoming Jessica Jones television series. The last three trailers have taken us through a day in Jessica’s life. From waking up at 3 p.m., a bar fight in the evening, and now a late night stroll at 11 p.m.

Jessica Jones premieres on Netflix on November 20th, 2015, and is the second in Marvel’s street-level “Defenders” series after the critically acclaimed Daredevil.