Isabela Merced’s resume is already full, but the star of underrated gem Dora the Explorer and the Lost City of Gold It’s just beginning. In an interview with the hollywood reporterthe young actress, who will soon enter Sony’s live-action Marvel universe as Anya Corazon (whose spider-sona is Araña) in lady web—discussed two other important projects he has in the pipeline: James Gunn Superman: legacy and The last of us the second season.
Merced shared with THR that while proper filming has yet to begin on Gunn’s film at DC Studios, she has done some test shooting as Hawkgirl with the filmmaker. “I was directed by (Gunn) during the (screen) test for (Superman: legacy), because I auditioned for this. I got to do (the screen test) with my other castmates, and it was really cool. She felt very professional; It was almost like a legit day of filming,” Merced shared. “I’ve already learned a lot about the process from him, and this man…has the best of the best working for him.”
Before we see her take flight, she’ll have to deal with clickers on HBO. The last of us the second season. Merced was recently cast as Dina, a teenage resident of the group that Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) encounter, led by her brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna). As soon as she found out that co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann wanted to reunite with her for the role of her, she went to work playing The last of us Part II, in which her character Dina figures prominently. “I had already seen the show, so I went to my friend’s house and played (The last of us Part II) all in one weekend on the PS5. It was incredible. It was 25 hours of playing,” shares Merced. “It was wild, but a lot of fun. So I really liked the second game, but I haven’t played the first one yet.” Now that you’ve got the paper in the bag, you have plenty of time to catch up.
lady web opens in theaters on February 14.
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