Last weekend saw David Tennant take part in a Q&A panel at Wizard World's latest fan convention in New Orleans where he was asked about his role as Kilgrave in Marvel's Jessica Jones.
Talking about taking on the role of Kilgrave he said:
""I quite liked being Kilgrave, it was fun. I didn't know the Alias comic books until that came about...I'd always loved Marvel comics but I'd not come across that set of books. It's just one of those incredible worlds that's been created...it uses the mythology of the Marvel universe and turns it on its head and then uses this character that's been around since Daredevil issue 4...taken in this new, dark, twisted direction, it's just great. When it's written that well and you've got someone like Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, what a treat to get to do something like that."
It was announced in the summer of 2017 that David would be making a shock return to Season 2 of the Netflix and Marvel collaboration. His character Kilgrave appeared to be gone for good after the dramatic climax of the first season, but he's back with David spotted filming scenes on set in New York throughout August 2017.
"It was definitely the idea that...it would be a secret. Everyone thought that Marvel would keep this a secret, we'd just sneak it out, he'll just turn up, nobody would see it coming, and I said, 'That's great, so we're not filming outside at all...?' So then it was no longer a secret. I do appear in Season 2, but more than that I cannot say. I'm not in it that much but it's telling..." said David.
Did David think Jessica could have done more to rehabilitate Kilgrave? According to David, apparently so...
"Yes, she was frankly lazy! If she just put in a bit more effort!
To be fair, he's a bit of a monster. It's fascinating playing a character like him because it's a fascinating conundrum. If everyone in the world acquiesces to your every demand I don't know that any of us could remain sane..how could you know if anyone was doing something around you because they choose to, as opposed to because they are compelled to.
"That's one of the juicy things about that character - how can he be normal and how can he know when he's being a monster? He's STILL a monster, there's very little about him that's easy to love and his very obsession with Jessica is because he can't make her bend to his will and it becomes something that becomes his downfall. He probably deserved to die, I think that's fair to say. I don't think we can blame Jessica, she did what she had to do and she made the world a better place."
Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 2 Comes To Netflix on 8 March