Po­ten­tially the most pow­er­ful mem­ber of the team, Jes­sica Jones is an ul­tra-dry pri­vate de­tec­tive who tries hard to hide the fact that she has su­per-strength and is ex­tremely hard to kill. Rit­ter is cur­rently film­ing the sec­ond sea­son of her solo show.

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Where is Jes­sica when we meet her in The De­fend­ers?

She’s in a bar. Where else? Jes­sica is in a dark place be­cause of where we leave her at the end of Sea­son 1 of Jes­sica Jones. [She’s] as sar­donic and dry and just as much of an ass­hole as ever.

What does Jes­sica bring to the group?

I think Jes­sica sticks out like a sore thumb. Her com­ments are off-colour. She thinks ev­ery­thing they’re do­ing is ridicu­lous. But she knows she has some­thing to bring to the ta­ble.

What was the bond­ing din­ner like for you?

Oh God, it was so fun. We went there, or­dered food, had the best time, told sto­ries and then we walked out. We saw some peo­ple on the street and they saw Char­lie and they were scratch­ing their heads a lit­tle bit. Then they saw me and were like, “HOLY SHIT.” Then they saw Mike and re­alised it was all of us to­gether. That’s when we re­alised peo­ple would be ex­cited to see the four of us.

Who picked up the cheque?

You know what? Fuckin’ Char­lie Cox picked up the cheque. Since then we’ve all had our chance to do cool stuff like that.

Who’s the coolest?

I’ll say Mike. The rea­son I’m hes­i­tant is that I would say Mike is the least like his char­ac­ter and his char­ac­ter’s very cool. I will say that Mike shows up dolled up. He’s got the shoes, the shades, he’s got the hat, he’s got the bling.

Have you watched all the other shows?

I’m al­most up to date. I’m up to episode seven of Iron Fist, maybe? Finn hasn’t watched any of ’em!

Do you get free Net­flix?

I do not. Net­flix is on the line — can you work it out? [NET­FLIX PR: Yes.] Now I do!

Who would win in a fight?

I would not par­tic­i­pate. I’d just use my brain and maybe evis­cer­ate them ver­bally.

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