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Who is Iman Vellani?

Who is Iman Vellani?

NOTE: I like the girl and I have nothing against her. All the best to her. This is just a bunch of questions that I have regarding the industry.

I was wasting time on instagram when I came across thois picture that said: "DID YOU KNOW... Iman Vellani is the first actress withouth any acting experience that was cast in a Marvel main role?"
I was like... wait a minute, that can't be right.
Casting people with no acting experience whatsoever is something student films do, nit multi billion dollar companies, specially not for a main role.

So doing a bit of research all I could find is that Vellanni got the casting call through a "whatsapp message that her aunt sent her". That's it. That's all the information I could find.

A whatsapp message? For a Disney+/Marvel main role? What kind of aunt is that? DOes the aunt work for Disney or a major casting agency? So many questions.

Usually it takes actors years of experience before they can even get a chance to be in those casting tests.

So who is Iman Vellani? Where did she even come from? Did Disney really gamble a multi million dollar series on their main platform on someone they didn't know just because "she had a lot of Marvel stuff in her room" (quote from the producers of the show).

So who is Iman Vellani? Where did she come from? What does her family do? Having seen the inner working of the industry myself, I just dont buy the story they're trying to sell to us.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They generally use their money to cast a wide net and narrow down the candidates to the best option. 1500 kids auditioned for Spider-Man. All they were really looking for is
    >Muslim
    >Can pass for teenager
    After that it's just more auditions and screentests. You can see these kinds casting calls going up all the time

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      But Tom Holland had tons of high-level acting experience before Spider-Man, including The Impossible and that other Ron Howard film.

      She should just shut the fuck up

      >HURR DURR MR FEIGI MCU IS ACTUALLY NOT 616 ITS 69420911!!!

      >B-BUT HOW DID MYSTERIO KNOW THE MCU IS 616!!!

      God just shut the fuck up you stupid bitch

      Yeah I don't like the angle they are giving her: "IMG she's just such a super fan who texts Kevin Feige to argue about the MCU all the time! She's just like one of us!" It's becoming predictable.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because Tom Holland was the best choice for the role, obviously his acting experienced helped him be ready for it.
        A spin off tv show about a D List character is also not as big of a deal as Spider-Man, where are all these teen Muslim actors with stage experience and movies under their belt? Also with MCU's Punisher to help with their auditions.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Ms. Marvel is definitely not as big as Spider-Man, but the series has a budget of over 10 million per episode. Again, I doubt they'd leave the success of the series on a girl who's never been in a shooting set before.

          Also there's tons of Muslim actors with experience!

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Name them, literally who are they going to cast who would do a better job

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Give me the casting budget they had and I'll deliver them to your doorstep.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >can't name them
                What is the point of this post? They hired who they thought was the best choice, it's not complicated. You are acting as if there are muslim teens with extensive filmographies under their belt. Name one actress

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Mate, I'm a producer. I've actually worked with Disney before. That's exactly why this is puzzling to me.

                You seem to think they only went for two things: "muslim & can pass as a teenager", and you think they found only 1 girl?? And they were like "she doesn't have any acting experience but fuck it! She is the only muslim teenager in the world!"

                Also, no producer has a list of muslim actors (or any other actors) in their head. That's why casting agencies exist. That's why it's such an expensive process.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They do auditions retard, she was the best

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                And how did she even get that audition? Saw it on her high school newspaper did she?

                Man so many kids in here

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                See how they spar without any real input of there own? You are probably right.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                See how his claims are not only vague, but actively make no sense, such as claiming the only way to see a casting call is in the "local newspaper".

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                He said high school newspaper. Learn to read.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Op hit a nerve lol.

                >operates purely on "they replied, that means I'm right somehow"

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Operates purely on "they auditioned she was the best" without anything to back up said claims.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                How about "How casting calls work"?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Disney doesn't cast the best. You assume she's the best because she has the role Disney can't do shit right. But you just know it was on merit? Well since we're pulling assumptions out of our asses I say she got the role because she's really good at eating pussy.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I see the show, and see the actress is quite charming and likable. More so than a number of their leads in other films and shows in the MCU. I am drawing from that an assumption (and not a baseless one) that this also came across in her audition, and is why she was cast despite being fairly chubby and average looking. I'm not the casting agent, but seeing her in the show, it's not difficult to see why someone like her might have been cast over probably better looking auditions that nonetheless didn't seem like they could carry a teen series. I'd also factor in that their casting call would have featured a lot of non-actors because again, it's a specific demographic they have to cast and it's not one that has a huge population of known actresses.

                You seem to throw out loud conclusions constantly and assume others are doing that too. Disney by and large have cast well in their Marvel productions, a ew duds aside. It's pretty clear a strength of theirs is their casting department.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                you tried to go no u but your response is complete nonsense

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Lol they don’t do open “auditions” like some sort of small town play.
                It’s a long and well-researched casting process. My guess is that her family is in the industry. Simple as that.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Tell us who her family is then.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                There is still a casting call, it's not a cinderella story where she seen an ad in the paper but it's a wide ass net

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                She didn't see that add in the paper. She said her aunt got her the info abut the casting.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Wow, her aunt saw they were casting a Muslim Pakistani teen and said "maybe you should audition". What a tangled web of espionage.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, that's how Disney cast main roles for the multi million dollar series. They just post an add on the local newspaper.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I give up. You already made up your mind before you made this thread.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                And how did she even get that audition? Saw it on her high school newspaper did she?

                Man so many kids in here

                She didn't see that add in the paper. She said her aunt got her the info abut the casting.

                Could you stop going on about newspapers like you're a 55 year old sipping coffee?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Ms. Marvel is definitely not as big as Spider-Man, but the series has a budget of over 10 million per episode. Again, I doubt they'd leave the success of the series on a girl who's never been in a shooting set before.

                Also there's tons of Muslim actors with experience!

                Imagine thinking Disneyd oes public listings for a Marvel main role

                >that's how Disney cast main roles for the multi million dollar series
                I don't even know what this is meant to be saying. "They wouldn't leave the casting to a newcomer! That's why they cast this newcomer!". What? She is a newcomer that hasn't acted in anything before. What's supposed to be suggested here? That they won't stake a lead role on someone with the best audition who demonstrates a lot of charisma, but they will on...some vague idea of this random girl's family MUST be in the industry and therefore we must cast her because uh...conspiracy!

                Watching the show, it's not hard to see how she got cast. She isn't a beauty, but she is very charming and likable, that would easily come across in an audition. As others have already pointed out, there's no big well of existing talent that fits the show's very specific requirements.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, her aunt saw a public listing idiot

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You have no idea how the world works. Back to the basement for you.

                try using your brain next time champ [...]

                "Not an abunance" =1 actress. Yes Ok.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Oh its a bait thread i get it now

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah because she got the job she must have been the only one who applied. Fucking retard.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Who the flying fuck said it was one actress? The point being made was you can't just look at a load of actresses out there when it's such a specific demographic, you need to do wide auditions. Many, MANY younger roles in film and TV wind up going to newcomers because you're going to see some kid that really sells it in auditions. Another role you're already going to have several known actors in mind, like Hailee Steinfeld was pursued for the Kate Bishop role for ages. But this one you have to cast a Pakistani Muslim teenage girl, and there is no huge number of actresses fitting that. It was nearly inevitable they had to cast a newcomer who just did the best audition.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You don't know how the entertainment industry works even a little bit and it's hilarious to watch you sperg out about this. Keep going please.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They do a million auditions retard. Over zoom now to filter out people. They said they looked at thousands of auditions.
                She doesn't have any family in the industry, her family just saw a casting call.
                They do that with niche roles like this (teenage pakistani-american female) is a pretty small pool. The same thing happened with the lady who plays Echo in hawkeye, there was just an open casting call and she gave it a shot. Though iman is a better actor than her.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They basically do though, but just like you don't see auditions for a play one town over you aren't seeing these auditions listed for Marvel. If you look or enquire you can find them

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                casting companies will have listings for public auditions all the time Idk what you're talking about

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine thinking Disneyd oes public listings for a Marvel main role

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >main role

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They do

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They essentially do yeah, they probably had 500+ auditions for this role anon

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Why not? Not like there are many Muslin actresses.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                they do, they just dont tell you what the role is until you're in the final round of auditions
                >t. auditioned once

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                The snow white girl everyone on this website is complaining about got her her first role in west side story (disney movie) by auditioning on twitter

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                She obviously wasn't the only one to audition.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >And they were like "she doesn't have any acting experience but fuck it! She is the only muslim teenager in the world!"
                where are you getting this bullshit from? you claim you have worked in film but you don't know how casting and auditions work?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you Marvel studios PR, really needed that presentation nobody asked

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I accept your concession

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    No real coincidences or Cinderella stories in Hollywood.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    She should just shut the fuck up

    >HURR DURR MR FEIGI MCU IS ACTUALLY NOT 616 ITS 69420911!!!

    >B-BUT HOW DID MYSTERIO KNOW THE MCU IS 616!!!

    God just shut the fuck up you stupid bitch

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Who is Iman Vellani?
    a big tit muslim girl

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Iman Vellani is the first actress withouth any acting experience
    oh it shows

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Does it? She is fantastic

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    Didn't read

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      based webm poster

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There's this thing they do called "auditions" anon

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    this is actually interesting to me.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Having seen the show I can see exactly why she was cast, she has a lot of charisma and charm.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Don't think this bitch was an actor either

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      not too many deaf Native American actresses with some athletic background

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    so her power is just Mr Fantastic? whats the point?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No it isn't in the show you moron

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't they change her powers for the series? Anyway, the point is that Disney wanted a new diverse superhero.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They really cast this hottie and made her a side character instead of the lead.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Stacy sisters... I don't feel so good

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They do that on purpose now to save money if the character they want is going to be around for a while. They learned from RDJ that every time you re up their contract they can get incredibly expensive so you hire a relative nobody who has no quote.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is actually the more reasonable answer so far, instead of "they want muslim girl they could inf only one muslim girl duh"

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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    You mean they CAST someone!? HOW!? CASTING AGENTS? THOSE DON'T EXIST, IT'S ALL A CONSPIRACY!

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Newsflash, there is not a gigantic abundance of young Pakistani-American actresses. Hell even Iman is Pakistani-Canadian.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Autism and low IQ is one hell of a combo

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They did the same with the guy they cast as Han Solo in Solo.

    He was just some guy a gnomish guy who was friends with some gnomish director met at a bar mitzvah or some shit and hit it off with. So he hooked him up with the gig and he got acting lessons on set.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Who is this show for? Pakistani teenaged girls from the NYC and New Jersey area? This show is foul to watch for a number of reasons. The constant cultural references, the terrible CGI, the shit powers, the overweight female lead and actual islamic prayer being shown. Who can watch this and not feel intense disgust and nausea? Her powers are shit-tier too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Its a family show, someone at Disney obviously wanted the CW demographic

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bros, I just hacked into the FBI database.

    OP is right. No person with the name Iman Vellani has ever been born...

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Never mess with simp kingdom man

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Stop shilling this garbage.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The show is not that bad

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yes it is you fucking shill.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Op hit a nerve lol.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >t. OP

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    hollywood is run by garden gnomes
    garden gnomes hate Muslims
    If you want a young Muslim actress she's not going to have family already in the business

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a retard I'm just posting to see

    [deleted post]

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      nice

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [deleted post]

    If all you're going to do is spam broken English "hurr shill hurr" posts why even bother?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why is this retard screencapping my post ? I'm not OP homosexual
      Op is retarded btw

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because you claimed "sametroon" you moron

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

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  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Disney troons big mad!

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [deleted post]

    Don't lump me in with shills I just want to jerk off to a thick 19 year old

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