Ms. Marvel Stars Talk South Asian Representation, Changes to Kamala's Powers in the Disney+ Series

Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani, who cosplayed as the titular hero when she was younger, now finds herself living out her childhood dream.

“I am constantly dreaming,” she tells TVLine. “It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted in life, and I have it now, and I don’t know what to do with myself.”

The Disney+ series follows Kamala Khan, an imaginative teen obsessed with Captain Marvel

who suddenly finds herself with superpowers. For Vellani, Kamala’s unexpected journey parallels her own.

“Kamala and I went on a very similar journey,” the actress explains.

Her getting her powers and me getting this part definitely went hand-in-hand,

and just the entire journey of self-discovery and identity and reconnecting with your roots.

I experienced so much and I learned so much just filming the show.”

Ahead of the first episode, which drops this Wednesday, TVLine hit up the cast and crew to discuss what to expect in the coming episodes