Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Adds Elizabeth Hurley As Morgan LeFay06/05/2019
Elizabeth Hurley is bringing some dark magic to Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu in the role of Morgan Le Fey, a sorceress with considerable history and even greater power.
The Royals actress will be taking on the role of character that was introduced into Marvel Comics lore in 1955 in the debut issue of The Black Knight. Written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Joe Maneely, the story introduced the nefarious Le Fey as the half-sister of King Arthur of Camelot and as a high priestess of eldritch arts born with a faerie heritage. Lee had imported Le Fey into Marvel Comics (then still known as Atlas Comics) from the Arthurian legends that he adored as a child.
The character description from the Runaways producers: “Morgan le Fay is an iconic Marvel villain. A student of Merlin, she is considered the greatest sorceress of all time. With a black crow as her familiar and the ability to enchant objects, manipulate mystic energy and astral project, she is powerful and intelligent with a cutthroat wit.”
The role reunites Hurley with Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, the Runaways showrunners who worked with her on their series Gossip Girl. Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage created Marvel’s Runaways based on namesake comics about a uneasy alliance of young heroes who mistrust each other but must unite after identifying a common enemy and overpowering threat: their parents, who, it turns out, are all super villains.
Marvel’s Runaways stars Allegra Acosta, Ariela Barer, Rhenzy Feliz, Virginia Gardner, Lyrica Okano, and Gregg Sulkin..
Hurley has been in magic mode before: Next year is the 20th anniversary of Bedazzled, the Harold Ramis-directed romantic comedy that cast her (opposite Brendan Fraser) as a wickedly seductive version of the Devil. Hurley is repped by UTA.
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