In a new interview with EW, Ilene Woods, the actor who played the iconic character Storm, talks about what to watch out for in the coming years.
“The one thing I think people need to know is that Storm is a big part of our Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is important for women in this industry to feel empowered,” she says.
“I think there’s a lot of good things coming for women that are coming for the industry.
And I think that’s why I think women have been so enthusiastic about the women’s film world in general.”
The actress, who is currently starring in the upcoming Netflix series The Mindy Project , also explains that there is a strong female leadership role in the film world, and that she has always wanted to be part of it.
“I’m a big believer in the power of leadership,” she tells EW.
“Women are a lot more likely to be in leadership positions than men are.
It is a very male-dominated field.”
The Mindy project stars Woods as the quirky character who has a crush on Mindy Kaling, a character who is portrayed by Mindy’s ex-husband and a mentor to her.
“If I had to sum up the role, I would say that it was kind of a love story between me and Mindy,” Woods adds.
“It’s an incredibly relatable story and I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens with it and what the future holds for it.”
For more on Marvel’s upcoming slate, check out EW’s complete schedule.