Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Stephanie Hsu drew inspiration from DC villains

There’s a reason for Stephanie Hsu Everything everywhere at once Villain can feel strangely familiar.

The actor plays Michelle Yeoh’s daughter in the Oscar-winning sci-fi epic.

In a new interview, Hsu said she studied Jim Carrey as The Riddler and Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker to inspire her role.

Carrey starred in the 1995 film, directed by Val Kilmer, as one of Batman’s most enduring enemies batman forever, while Phoenix portrayed the Caped Crusader’s other titular supervillain in 2019 The Joker.

“All these men were playing these really wild, grotesque, kind of unlikable, but therefore likable characters,” Hsu said vanity fair.

Though her character Joy’s chaotic nature may have drawn inspiration from the characters of Carrey and Phoenix, Hsu said there was still something unique about playing a female supervillain.

“It felt different — vulnerable in a different way — to be a woman who allows herself to spread out in that way and be kind of unsympathetic to both Joy and Jobu,” she said.

Audiences first meet Joy as the quietly rebellious daughter of Evelyn (Yeoh) and Waymond Wang (Jonathan Ke Quan). She later becomes one with her alter ego Jobu.

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Jonathan Ke Quan in Everything, Everywhere at Once

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Joy’s development into Jobu comes with an extravagant choice of costumes that Hsu admits some viewers might just dismiss as “Oh, that’s a crazy choice of clothes.”

“But actually I’m wearing Joy’s sneakers, I’m wearing the Golf Girl socks. As a performer and as a kind of dramaturgical nerd, it’s so satisfying when you create textures that make sense and that the chaos isn’t just for the sake of chaos, but that we’re actually trying to tell something about the story,” Hsu added added.

Read that of the independent Five star rating from Everything everywhere at once here.

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