Chiswick actor in latest Marvel film

Image above: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; Nicola Peluso

“Just a few lines” in Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania

An actor from Chiswick, Nicola Peluso, who lives in Bedford Park, has a role in the latest Marvel film, Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania.

“It is only a very small role” she says, “but it’s my first speaking role in a commercial film, so it’s very exciting for me.”

Nicola, originally from Los Angeles, has had an acting agent since she was four years old, and has worked on many independent productions.

In the film, a sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), she plays a “sassy police woman” opposite Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, daughter of Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. Cassie is in trouble with the law for shrinking a police car and her father has to come and get her released from the police station.

The film stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne. Other famous names in the cast include Bill Murray, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas. It was shot at Pinewood Studios, directed by Peyton Reed, using the same virtual production technology he used in episodes of The Mandalorian.

Image above: Kathryn Newton and Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

“Kathryn was lovely to work with” says Nicola. Although she was not on screen with them, she was also on set with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly and says “it was a very warm and friendly set.”

She has been bursting to tell someone about it but was forbidden under contract until the film was released on 17 February. Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania is currently on in cinemas, including Chiswick Cinema.

On a scale of one to ten how exciting was it to appear in a Marvel film? “100” she says.

Image above: Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Evangeline Lilly

Writer and producer of her own film Perdre Trouver

Meanwhile her own independent film, Perdre Trouver, which she has written and produced herself, is being shown at film festivals.

In it, two half-sisters, strangers to one another, are united by the sudden passing of their biological of father.

“The doorbell rings and the two women embark on a journey of relationship, self discovery, and glaring revelations. The next 24 hours will shift bias, heal wounds and reveal that the grass isn’t always greener.”

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