- “Doctor Strange 2″‘s Xochitl Gomez told Insider that it helps to be friends with other young Marvel stars.
- She stayed in touch with several “Ms. Marvel” cast members and even went on a Disney cruise with the two.
- Gomez said it’s good to have someone know who you really are when public perception may be different.
Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming for a young actor.
16-year-old Xochitl Gomez made her Marvel debut in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and as one of Marvel’s newest superheroes, American Chavez, has found a way to ensure she feels comfortable in the MCU Home away from home.
In conversations for the film’s home release, Gomez told Insider how important it was for her to connect with some of the MCU’s other young stars, including pal Iman Villani, who was on Disney+’s “Ms. Marvel.”
Talking about her friendship with the “Ms. Marvel” star, Gomez told Insider, “It’s nice to know that there are other people who have gone through the same things as we have and have had them.”
“Making a Marvel set is very different from making a normal movie,” Gomez said, adding that talking to another star of her age allows them to let their guard down and bond in moments they might have Getting nervous about something on set.
Gomez, who also starred in Netflix’s short-lived “Nanny Club,” added that “being able to feel connected to someone” is a good thing.
When Insider asked Gomez if she had a young Avengers group chat, the actor said she was in touch with some other MCU stars her age, adding that she recently had a relationship with a member of the “Ms. Marvel” cast – Law Rael Marsden and Yasmeen Fletcher – on a Disney cruise.
Having these bonds is especially important, she added, because public perception can easily diverge from reality.
“A lot in the spotlight and in the public eye,” said Gomez, who has attended at least five red carpet premieres since “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
“Just being able to treat each other…because, obviously, other people see you differently,” Gomez said. “So, it’s really important to know who you really are, and at the end of the day, let People you can laugh and have fun with are really important.”
Doctor Strange from the Multiverse of Madness is now available on digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD, and on Disney+.