Shea Couleé lands regular role in new Marvel TV series Ironheart for Disney+
It’s big news when an actor gets cast in a MCU project but for RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Shea Couleé, this is HUGE.
The series star Dominique Thorne as the Marvel comic character Riri Williams who has already appeared in the new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Riri is ‘a genius inventor and creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man’. The show also stars Anthony Ramos and Alden Ehrenreich.
Shea Couleé’s role is as yet unknown but she said this about her casting: “I’m trying to find the words to express the deep excitement I feel over this project. Acting was my first love long before Drag. So it only seems fitting to end my Drag Race journey and begin my acting career in the biggest way I could imagine. Stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been like stepping into OZ. Ironheart is top to bottom going to be an absolutely STUNNING experience for the viewers, and I’m so humbled everyday that I get to work on set with some of the best and most dedicated artists in the industry. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my journey, and I look forward to sharing the exciting new chapter with you all.”
As well as appearing as a finalist in the recent all winners season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7, Shea also has been featured in multiple major publications worldwide including numerous Vogue features and covers shoots including Out, Entertainment Weekly, Gay Times and the international fashion magazine Metal.