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.
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.