Iron Fist's Jessica Henwick talks Marvel and Star Wars script secrecy: "They led me into this tiny room which had a safe in it..."

Iron Fist’s Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) knows all about secretive franchises. Having appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now starring in a Marvel TV show, Henwick must have seen her fair share of crazy precautions – but does Star Wars outdo Marvel for secrecy or does Iron Fist pack more of a punch in the hush-hush stakes?

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Speaking to SFX Magazine for its bumper Iron Fist feature, Jessica Henwick was asked, having appeared in Game of Thrones, Star Wars and now Iron Fist, which was the most secretive: “Every time I take one of these jobs I think I’ve experienced it all in terms of secrecy, and then a new job goes and adds another level to it,” Henwick says (probably while facepalming).

Henwick, though, was able to share some juicy deets about the totally not Bond villain levels of what-the-fuckery, “On Star Wars it culminated in this four-hour session where they took my phone away and they took my bag and my coat so I had no belongings with me. They led me into this tiny room which had a safe in it, and inside the safe was one envelope, and it was sealed, and inside the envelope were my pages. The pages were red so you couldn’t photocopy them.” I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted just reading that…

Iron Fist’s process seems to have moved into the 21st Century… but they don’t even send you the script, as Henwick explains: “They don’t send you the script, you’ve got to get an app on your phone to access the scripts and the app has to be double-verification, like they’ve got to call you and you’ve got to get the passcode!”

Jeez. If the comic book gig doesn’t work out, Marvel always have a future in protecting state secrets.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.