Marc Hom Gets on Jessica Jones' Level for Marvel and Netflix
The world’s favorite superpowered PI is back in the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix. Jones, played by Kristyn Ritter, most recently appeared in the limited series The Defenders, also on Netflix, wherein all the Netflix Marvel properties came together into a crossover season to save New York from the shadowy international cabal, The Hand. In the newest season, Jones deals with the aftermath of the events of The Defenders and continues to investigate her own past as those whose lives she touches continue around her. Netflix invited Marc Hom to help them create the advertising properties for the show and they’re pitch perfect for the character we’ve come to know and love – despite all Jones’ best efforts to be off-putting.
Jones is a little bit of an alcoholic, a little bit emo, and unnaturally strong, bringing all the angst and edge that come with those unique aspects. Marc captured Ritter as Jones with that potent mix in her bare office that’s meant to be a little bit uninspiring. We’re brought to her level, both on the floor or while sitting on her desk, in her busted jeans, old leather jacket and coat, and fingerless gloves to protect her knuckles from the damage of throwing punches. In an additional wide ad Marc shows her in a dingy bathroom cleaning up after beating up an antagonist, while her adoptive sister, Trish Walker, waits in the stalls for it all to be over.
Jones is an introvert who just wants to do her job and have everyone else mind their own business – a challenging blend of characterizations that Marc Hom brings to each ad for this wildly popular show.