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Krysten Ritter Alludes That Season Two Of Defenders Isn't Happening

It looks like we’re not the only ones repeatedly refreshing Zara’s “Best Sellers” new collection page. On a recent episode of the podcast Queery With Cameron Esposito, Emmy-winning Master Of None writer Lena Waithe shared she often relies on Zara’s men’s department to fill out her wardrobe. Waithe says she’s just a “Black gay girl who is out in the world.” She’s queer and identifies as a soft stud who is masculine-leaning, and it’s important for her to bring visibility to the masses both on and off the screen. “I just have to be myself unapologetically, all the time. One, that’s just comfortable and makes sense for me, but also, it’s about showing others what you wear makes you you.” Waithe says she’s always been that way, including when it comes to clothes. “I would go to Zara with my friend Tiffany [Johnson], who was styling me, we’d go to the men’s department and figure it out and make it work.” As Esposito put it, “she’s comfortable moving the needle,” even in high-pressure situations. “I think, still, there are women who are queer who try to dress feminine when they go to fancy events,” Waithe tells the show host, citing Jaden Smith as a personal awards-show style icon. At the Emmys, she wore a custom-designed gold leaf-printed tuxedo by bespoke menswear designer Jhoanna Alba. (Waithe doesn’t like to wear makeup either; for her, that’s a part of redefining what a woman looks like. “I never feel the pressure to conform.”) “The things that make us different, those are our super powers,” Waithe said to her LGBTQIA family while accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in September. “Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world. Because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it.” Like everyone, Zara isn’t always perfect, but sometimes the fast-fashion retailer manages to get it right — like when it can help a star like Waithe feel more comfortable in her skin. Now only if Zara were selling capes this season... "Well, I think Jessica was pretty well received," Ritter began. "People were excited to see her again, so that made us happy because Jessica is the next up. Y’know, I had a great time doing The Defenders and honestly, it was such a good experience that I would even do it again. I don’t think we are doing it again. It was never intentioned to do it again, but, you know, if I was given another opportunity, I would. My heart is with my show because of the subject matter and because of the great drama that we get to do and the personal issues that we explore. For me, that is more the type of content that I enjoy as a viewer and as a performer. My heart is in Jessica Jones, but I did have a great time doing The Defenders with the guys. We had a good time. It is what it is." Of course, as Ritter noted, the response to The Defenders isn't what's keeping the potential second season at bay. It was noted before the show came out that one season was all anyone had planned. It may be disappointing not to see all of The Defenders together again, but that doesn't mean we won't see any of the characters interact. The Marvel Netflix shows have been known to include various characters in other shows from time to time. Luke Cage and Misty Knight are set to appear in the second season of Iron Fist, while Claire Temple will be featured in Luke Cage's new season. The second season of Jessica Jones is the next installment of the franchise in line to be released, hitting the streaming service on March 8. Season 2 of Luke Cage will be released in its entirety on June 22.
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