In the Limelight

At Great Philadelphia Comic Con, Scoop talked to Deadpool’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead - Briana Hildebrand. She shared what it was like filming the movie, her other projects, and what superpower she’d like to have.

Scoop: Are you having a good time this weekend?
Briana Hildebrand (BH): Yes, I’m having a great time. [Laughs]

Scoop: Anybody asking you any weird Deadpool questions?
I’m getting, pretty much, the standard Deadpool questions. My most asked question is, “What was it like working with Ryan Reynolds?” “What was it like when you realized you had to shave your head?” That kind of thing.

Scoop: Are we going to see more of your character in Deadpool 2?
Yes, definitely will.

Scoop: Cool, so we’ll get to see more of the awesomeness of Negasonic?
Hopefully. I haven’t read the script yet – I don’t think they’re even done writing the script. But hopefully I blow more [stuff] up. [Laughs]

Scoop: Is there a possibility of seeing Negasonic in the X-Men movies?
I’m not sure about that, but that would be amazing. I would love to do that.

Scoop: What was your favorite part about filming Deadpool?
Deadpool was my first feature film, I had no idea what I was doing. [Laughs] So, probably one of my favorite things about filming it was the community that we made, the little family of our cast. They were all kind of being mother hens to me, letting me know that it’s okay to be nervous and stuff like that. They were the best.

Scoop: If you could have any mutant powers or superpowers in general, what would you want?
I would choose to be invisible so that I could cut lines and if I ever saw someone I didn’t like or fought with, I could be like, “Not today,” [Snaps fingers] and disappear.

Scoop: What other projects are you working on?
Recently, I had a film called First Girl I Loved release on iTunes. It went to Sundance last year. This year I had a movie called Tragedy Girls go to South by Southwest. I acted across Alexandra Shipp, she plays Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, and it was super fun. It’s like a comedy-horror movie.

Scoop: What other conventions do you have coming up?
I’m going to Puerto Rico this summer and I’ll be in England over the summer too.

Scoop: Are you interested in doing other comic book or superhero-type movies?
Definitely. I love action stuff. I think that’s the most fun to film. That would be lovely.