Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

Jul 21, 2017, 10:14 PM

Tessa Thompson never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con. The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear White People and a singer who falls for Michael B. Jordan's boxer in Creed, watched superhero movies growing up but could never relate to them. "Catwoman was really important to me because she was a woman who looks like me who can occupy that space," she says. "But besides her, I didn’t really see myself in these films.