Shea Couleé is the manipulative character of Jaren Kyei Merrell, and it’s likely that Merrell will appear as themselves in “Ironheart” similar to how RuPaul Charles has appeared in films like “But I’m A.” Cheerleader.” Couleé is easily one of the best performers every step of the way on the “Drag Race” stage, consistently crafting high-fashion looks that give us hangovers, delivering readings with their smart sense of humour and proved their acting prowess in the challenging “Snatch Game”.
Couleé is a standout performer and Merrell has described their drag character as “a love letter to Black women”, which only adds to why Couleé is a perfect fit for ” Iron Man”. The MCU has really worked hard to add diverse representations to their repertoire, and casting a non-black, non-binary drag performer into their cast is one way. sure so Marvel can put money in their mouth, proving that their mission for diversity is not just lip service.
As a gift, here’s a video from “All Stars” season 5 where Shea Couleé reads a verse about how much she loves Chadwick Boseman, how she won the week’s challenge and ultimately claimed the crown. A perfect fit.
https://www.slashfilm.com/951904/marvels-ironheart-series-adds-superstar-drag-queen-shea-coulee/ Marvel’s Ironheart Series Adds Superstar Drag Queen Shea Couleé