wandavision emma caulfield interview

There was a near-universal flash of recognition from fans watching the second episode of Marvel’s first Disney+ series, WandaVision: “Hey, that’s Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Emma Caulfield played the vengeance demon turned high school student in the beloved ’90s supernatural drama series, but in WandaVision, she plays your regular old neighbor from hell, Dottie Jones. Or so it would seem.

Having such a recognizable face from another beloved genre show set off the alarms in Marvel fans’ heads, who immediately jumped to speculate that Dottie may be more than she appeared. Popular theories suggest that she’s actually playing the extra-dimensional demon/devil Mephisto (due to the frequent “hellish” comments made about Dottie by Kathryn Hahn‘s nosy Agnes), or that she’s Arcanna Jones, a member of the alternate-universe super team Supreme Squadron. Caulfield loves all those fan theories, she told /Film in an interview over Zoom, but she obviously can’t tell us if they’re true or not.

“I can’t answer any of them! But they are good. They’re very entertaining, I love all of them,” Caulfield said.

But will she be able to tell us whether that scene with the rabbit was actually an Easter egg for Anyanka fans? “No, I think it was just purely coincidental,” Caulfield said.

Okay, how about if we’ll see her or Dottie in the Marvel universe again? In response to that question, Caulfield only glanced at the camera and took a long drink of water.

Fair enough.

Read our interview with Emma Caulfield below.

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Back in the Day

High school only takes up a few years, and yet to hear pop culture tell it, it’s one of the most defining periods of our lives. The movies are rife with characters either in high school and learning to understand themselves, or characters long out of high school but desperate to relive to the good old days for whatever reason.

The indie comedy Back in the Day falls into the latter category, following an insurance salesman who goes home for his twenty-year reunion. The cast is filled with familiar faces from all over: Michael Rosenbaum, best known as Lex Luthor on Smallville, wrote, directed, and stars; his former flame is played by Homeland‘s Morena Baccarin, and his old gang includes Nick Swardson, Stan from Mad Men, and the Old Spice Guy. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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