For Leslie Bibb, taking part in Josh Duhamel’s spouse on Netflix superhero present “Jupiter’s Legacy” was a no brainer — and never due to the capes.
“I produced a film in 2018 [‘The Lost Husband’] and I received him to come back and be the male lead. My mom had handed away every week earlier than we began filming. I used to be fairly cracked open, to say the least. So I actually recognize Josh as a result of he received me by way of that,” Bibb, 46, advised The Put up.
“He was so good to me. We’ve got such a rapport with each other and a straightforward chemistry. I really feel protected with him. He actually held me up throughout that film. Then, 4 months later I get this [role], and I’m taking part in his spouse. There’s an ease that we instinctively have with each other.”
Now streaming on Netflix and primarily based on a comic by Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass”), “Jupiter’s Legacy” facilities on the world’s first superheroes who received their powers in the course of the Melancholy period and fashioned a Justice-League esque group often called The Union — comprised of Sheldon Sampson (Duhamel) aka “The Utopian”; his spouse Grace Sampson (Bibb, “Girl Liberty”); Sheldon’s brother Walter (Ben Daniels, “Brainwave”); Fitz Small (Mike Wade, “The Flare”); and George Hutchence (Matt Lanter, “Skyfox”).
The present jumps backwards and forwards between the superheroes’ Melancholy-era origins and the current day (they’re aged-up in silver wigs), the place their households are dysfunctional as their teen and younger grownup kids wrestle of their dad and mom’ shadows — particularly Sheldon and Grace’s rebellious daughter Chloe (Elena Kampouris) and troubled son, Brandon (Andrew Horton).
“I favored the truth that you get to see the characters within the current day and also you get to see what they had been like once they had been of their 20’s. You actually get to play either side of the coin,” mentioned Bibb. “I like the facet of being in one thing that was a interval piece, after which attending to do one thing that may be a superhero present in the identical hour of watching it.”
This isn’t Bibb’s first rodeo on the planet of superheroes, since she’s appeared within the “Iron Man” motion pictures (as reporter Christine Everhart) — although Christine is a daily human sans superpowers.
“I cherished exhibiting a girl of a sure age being this sturdy and highly effective — normally you take a look at superheroes and so they’re younger,” she mentioned. “It’s a superhero present, however it additionally looks like a girl making an attempt to maintain her marriage going and preserve her relationship together with her children, and attempt to discover her voice and her curiosity that — someplace alongside the way in which, as life has occurred to her — she’s misplaced. She’s discovering that voice once more, in order that journey was fascinating.”
Bibb is presently in Australia, filming her subsequent position in Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming collection “God’s Favorite Idiot.” Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, with whom Bibb has been in a relationship since 2007, is visiting her — and so they’ve taken benefit of the truth that the nation is extra open, post-pandemic, than America, she mentioned.
“He received right here, and one of many first issues we did was we went and noticed a film. It was so thrilling to take a seat in a brick and mortar theater and sit in entrance of a display screen! We went and noticed ‘Supernova,’ the Stanley Tucci [and] Colin Firth film. I really feel actually grateful to be in a relationship with any individual who’s such an awesome actor. He’s so enjoyable and so form and so beneficiant and actually supportive of me. We’re simply kind of geeks in relation to appearing — we’re continually watching motion pictures.”