Tatiana Maslany gave an interview with TVLine on Thursday, September 1, 2022 during which she talks about a scene in which she twerks, as She-Hulk, with Megan Thee Stallion (real name: Megan Pete) – what are their respective heights in real life?
Fans of Megan’s have, in the past, come out in defence following comments about her height and build.
She’s about the same height as Zendaya and slightly shorter than Taylor Swift, as has been noted.
But as She-Hulk, Maslany is significantly taller than she is in real life, and comparisons of the two – Maslany in character, Megan as Megan – have been cropping up on social media.
How tall are Megan Thee Stallion and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk?
But in the series, Maslany plays She-Hulk, who is 6ft 7in in the comic books.
Film- and TV-makers use a variety of tools to make actors appear taller or shorter as their characters. Examples include clever camera angles and CGI.
The height of Maslany’s character Jennifer Walters, meanwhile, is supposedly 5ft 10in – according to Marvel Fandom – which begs the question: in the scene during which the two characters twerk together, is Megan Thee Stallion dancing with She-Hulk or Jennifer Walters?
Is Tatiana a 6ft 7in She-Hulk or 5ft 10in Jennifer Walters in Megan twerking scene?
In She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters, whose alter ego is She-Hulk.
Walters is a lawyer for the firm Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway (GLK&H), and specializes in cases involving superheroes. Which she knows all about, since she’s She-Hulk.
Walters, who is the cousin of Bruce Banner, becomes She-Hulk after an accidental cross-contamination with his blood.
Since she’s green-hued in the clip of the scene in which she and Megan Thee Stallion twerk together, the height of Tatiana Maslany’s character in that scene is supposedly 6ft 7in – about nine inches taller than Megan’s real height of 5ft 10in.
How did that scene come to be?
The convolutions that precede Megan’s folding into the plot of She-Hulk involve a cat-fishing operation by a shapeshifting Asgardian.
The Asgardian in question steals Pug’s money while pretending to be Megan Thee Stallion. He wants his money back, and that’s where Maslany’s character comes in.
Maslany is a huge Megan Thee Stallion fan, according to head writer and executive producer Jessica Gao. And the idea for the twerking scene was very much off-the-cuff.
“Because Tatiana is an incredible dancer,” Yahoo quotes Gao as saying. “I wrote that extra little scene last minute, that little tag where they dance together, and hopefully it’s one of the happiest days of her life because she, I mean, she was dancing with one of her favorite people on Earth.”
Tatiana is the world’s ‘biggest Megan Thee Stallion fan’
During a TVLine interview on September 1, 2022, director Kat Coiro reiterated that the dancing wasn’t a feature of the script until the day of shooting.
“Tatiana was so excited. She’s the world’s biggest Megan Thee Stallion fan. We were like, ‘we gotta give her something.’ And so they threw together this dancing scene.”
“Yeah, that was me,” Maslany told the outlet. “That was all me.”
“It was a dream come true. It was like one of my absolute top moments on set of anything I’ve ever done. … I was shaking and I was nervous, and then the music played and I was just like, I’m in a Megan Thee Stallion music video. This is the greatest.”