Doctor Strange 2's Xochitl Gomez Reveals The Advice Patrick Stewart And Benedict Wong Gave Her
The teen star shared the wisdom Patrick Stewart and Benedict Wong imparted to her on the set of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Xochitl Gomez will "carry on" Patrick Stewart and Benedict Wong's advice from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The 16-year-old actress, who played America Chavez in the Marvel blockbuster, was grateful for the opportunity to star alongside Stewart, reprising the role of Professor Charles Xavier, and Benedict Wong, who starred as Supreme Sorcerer Wong.
Reflecting on the experience for Collider's Ladies Night, Gomez said: "Patrick Stewart gave me great advice, and it's something that I will like carry on with me because it was just something that I know I needed when I first came in…
"And actually, Benedict Wong did that; he welcomed me and he knocked on my trailer door and was just like, ‘I’m here for you and if you ever need someone to talk to or if you’re just lonely or you feel a little stressed, come to my trailer and we’ll have some tea.’
"And then Patrick Stewart just also said the same thing. He was like, ‘Just make sure to pay it forward and be very welcoming to newer people.’ His main thing was that sometimes you never know; the person who’s in front of you might be the hugest star and you don’t even know it.
"And I’m like, yeah, it’s always important to just be kind to everyone and treat everyone with kindness and respect people, and it just really hit me that it was like, yeah, whoever is coming into this and joining it, I want to make sure I reach out and let them know, ‘You want to grab coffee? I’m available.’”
In the interview, Gomez also looked back at her Doctor Strange audition.
“My first audition, I was 13, and it was just a self-tape and it was for an older version of America," she recalled. "And then like a few months later I got a callback and it was completely different than the older version. She was now younger. And so I did that, I sent that in and then they were like, ‘Oh, she’s pinned.’
"And so then I was like, ‘Okay, well there’s a chance I might actually do a screen test.’ And so I ended up doing a bunch of kickbox training and stunt training and tumbling training for a month, and I did it every other day for a couple of hours, so I was like, ‘Okay, even if I don’t end up getting a screen test, at least I have this and it was really fun and it was an awesome experience and I’ve got those skills now and I can just continue doing this kickbox training.’
"And then a few weeks later they were like, ‘Yeah, we want you to come to do the screen test.’”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+. Watch Gomez's Ladies Night interview here:
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