Disney provided me with a trip to Los Angeles to cover the Thor 2: The Dark World event and film. Most expenses were paid however all thoughts and experiences are my own.
I know for many us our visions of female Hollywood stars are boob jobs and botox. That vision couldn’t be more wrong when you’re talking about Jaimie Alexander.
Before I attended the red carpet premiere of Thor 2 : The Dark World, I had some time for a little girl talk with Jaimie. And that’s exactly what it felt like, a girl chat, with me, Jaimie, and 24 of our other friends.
Jaimie enters the room and immediately apologizes for her coat. “Just for the record, this is fake.”
I don’t know Jaimie, I kinda want to borrow your coat, and we’re probably about the same size, so do you mind?
“But I am trying to discreetly cover my gown until the carpet”
If you’ve seen photos of the gown (or if you were lucky enough to be there) you’ll know what I am talking about.
She’s rockin it. Pantiless. Thank goodness for fashion tape right?
So dress aside, there are a lot of reasons to adore Jaimie.
Here’s some snippets from our interview and you’ll know why.
Blogger question: I have a ten-year old daughter who loves you. You know. How many girl warriors are there? So, have you gotten a lot of feedback from younger girl fans that are following you?
JA: Yeah. You know, it’s great, because I actually speak at schools, and I speak out about positive body image. I know, you guys look at me and, you’re like, “You’re tall. You’re kind of thing. Blah blah blah.” I have less an A cup, okay? So there are things about me that aren’t Hollywood standard. And I actually really like it. I have tattoos. I grew up with four brothers. I was a high school wrestler. I did all of these things that aren’t typical of a young woman. So, for me, I like to embrace that side of my personality and let my, I guess my uniqueness, show, and I try to say to young women, I say, “Don’t be afraid of yourself.”
You know. “Work what your momma gave you, and appreciate it, because everybody is different, and nobody is duplicates, so no one can actually be you, so you have that above everyone else.” And I try to incorporate that in Lady Sif, where her costume is — she’s covered. She’s not revealing anything. Yet, she’s feminine. But she’s also tough, so you really see her personality before you see her physicality, and that’s most important. Good thing I got that memorized before I got in here. Teasing, teasing.
Blogger Question: Along the same lines, for young girls looking to you as their superheroes, is there anyone that you looked up to, growing up?
JA: Okay. I know what you’re getting at lady, but, yes. There was a superhero named Wonder Woman that I definitely looked up to growing up and actually, Sigourney Weaver. She was always my favorite. She seemed to embody a sense of humor, while being stoic and being powerful and also being feminine. And, to me, she is the ideal woman. So, if I was a guy I would probably be like, “Go out with me,” but, yeah. She’s amazing. She’s incredible. I always looked up to her and the characters she played.
And, actually, Walt Simonson, who had a great deal to do with my character back in the Seventies saw Sigourney Weaver walking down a street in a red trenchcoat in the 1970s, and said, “That’s gonna be Sif.” So, actually my character is modeled after Sigourney Weaver, so, to me, that’s come full circle.
Blogger Question: Growing up with brothers, what do they think of you? I’m loving the bad-ass, tomboy, super-beautiful thing you have going on. So, how do your brothers think of what you’re doing?
JA: They love it. When I got the first “Thor” movie, when we shot the first “Thor,” they asked me to give their phone number to Natalie Portman. So that was awkward. And I said, “I don’t think so, but I’ll — maybe I’ll tack it up in her dressing room, and if she calls, hey, go for it.” But, no. They said that, and then as time went on, I did a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called “The Last Stand,” and my little brother, I went home for Thanksgiving, and in my suitcase, when I got back to work the week after, I found a bunch of DVDs with post-its.
And I was like, “What is this?” And he wanted Arnold to sign all of his DVDs and all of this stuff, so Arnold obviously happily obliged. He’s a great guy, and he said, “Absolutely,” and he sent my family Christmas presents for Christmas. So, they were completely stoked. So clearly I’m the favorite sibling. Yes. Yes?
Blogger Question: How true to life is your action figure?
JA: Not very true. I mean, come on now. I don’t carry a sword around. No. I’m just kidding. Look, I gotta say, I wear two corsets in the movie and a padded chest, so I would say everything from the waist up is pretty inaccurate. But everything else, I mean, I think they even put a like, a little mole on her, so I was like, “that’s kind of cool — different — detail oriented…”
See what I mean? She’s totally endearing. She also did a back flip of a horse, which we all know is badass.
And, we were lucky enough to get a picture with her coat. With her in it. Seriously. Digging the coat. and I don’t think it makes you look like a Wookiee Jaimie.