Tessa Thompson’s "Creed II" Character Drew Inspiration From Rihanna

Tessa Thompson stars as Bianca within the Creed franchise who’s Michael B. Jordan’s love curiosity and mom of his youngster within the movie. Being the main girl to a champion boxer doesn’t suggest all desires and targets should get thrown to the facet, based on Tessa, which is one thing that was saved in thoughts when crafting the script. 

“I talked to Tessa about her issues. She was like, ‘I don’t need to be pregnant, strolling round making him sandwiches and singing to him,’” director Steven Caple Jr. instructed Vulture. “It was a joke. But I put that within the script. Here’s a girl who doesn’t need to be on the again burner for another person’s profession. She nonetheless has desires and targets.”

Tessa’s character is an upcoming singer within the movie, who needed to be seen as FKA Twigs and SZA. At one level within the movie, Bianca enters the ring for a efficiency and that exact scene pulled on inspiration from one of many baddest within the recreation, Rihanna. “When she’s singing for Adonis on that exit tune, we weren’t considering FKA Twigs anymore,” Steven added “We wanted a tune that claims, ‘Hey, what’s up? I’m prepared for conflict.’ So we had been considering Rihanna — not Beyoncé — as a result of Rihanna has that edge to her. We needed to make it possible for even with Tessa’s character’s transition and progress that she nonetheless maintained that edge.”