Life-changing power of Jessica Jones

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Krysten Ritter says playing the superhero in the acclaimed series has boosted her career and she pays attention to what fans say

Sit down with Krysten Ritter and you will see that she is perfectly cast as Jessica Jones - the drywitted, straight-talking private detective who is as direct as Marvel superheroes come.

When The Straits Times met the actress in New York late last year to chat about the acclaimed series - which debuted in 2015 and recently launched its second season on Netflix - she seemed just as forthright as her alter ego, albeit more cheerful and animated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'Life-changing power of Jessica Jones'. Print Edition | Subscribe