Marvel has been releasing movie after movie and it’s definitely making our futures look much brighter. Aside from “Eternals” and “Spider Man: No Way Home”, we have one more to look forward to. “Thor: Love and Thunder” is currently in the post-production stage and is supposed to be released in May 2022.
We’re looking forward to find out what has happened after the events of “Thor: Ragnorok” and “Endgame”. It goes without saying that actors like Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson will be reprising their roles, but this time, there seem to be new players on the field – including a new Valkyrie.
A list of actors for “Thor: Love and Thunder” was recently released with some surprising information. An Asian actress, Vivian Tung, will be a featured extra in the movie as a Valkyrie. As Brunnhilde (Tessa Thompson) was known as the last living member of the elite Asgardian warriors, her role brings a major hint.
Vivian Tung plays a Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder!
Maybe we could get a flashback scene of Tessa with the rest of the Valkyrior in this movie
— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) October 4, 2021
So, just who is this elusive Valkyrie? Well, here’s what we’ve found out about Vivian so far:
1. She’s an Australian fashion and accessories designer.
Vivian didn’t begin as an actor. She’s actually a designer at heart. In fact, Vivian has her own label, VIVIANTUNG which focuses on wedding gowns and costumes. She earned her Bachelor of Design (Major in Fashion Design) at Australia’s Raffles College of Design and Commerce in 2016. By 2018, she had completed her Master of Design (Major in objects and accessories) at the University of Technology Sydney.
2. Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” isn’t the only Marvel movie she’s been in.
Although Vivian chose designing as her career, she also has a passion in film and screen acting. She first began in 2017 when she was featured as an extra in a Telstra Commercial and later that same year as a featured background technician in “Pacific Rim Uprising”. She’s also been in a few TV series such as “Home and Away”, “Doctor Doctor” and “Chosen”.
However, her first foray into the Marvel Universe was when she joined “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” as an archer warrior and a villager. If you plan on re-watching Shang-Chi, see if you can spot her! According to Vivian, it is the most exciting part of her career so far. “That was truly the place that made me fall in love with film and television,” she said.
3. She can speak multiple languages.
Vivian’s multilinguistic abilities cover English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She even demonstrated her proficiency in both languages with tongue twisters. Needless to say, her pronunciation is on point and clear. Aside from languages, Vivian has an Australian accent but she can switch it out for a Chinese accent if necessary.
4. On-screen or off-screen, Vivian has plenty of experience to offer.
Aside from her acting, it seems our elusive Valkyrie is capable of much more. Vivian boasts abilities in both art and costume design as well as make-up styling. With her experience in fashion design and garment production which extends over 10 years, Vivian consistently brings original ideas and innovation to the table.
Additionally, Vivian was a make up artist for Chinese beauty contests in Sydney for 3 years. She’s also helped out in fashion shows and has worked in Chanel. Her strengths however lie with conceptual makeup and Asian makeup.
5. She’s a model and a dancer.
Vivian may have her own label, but she clearly likes to keep busy. Aside from juggling her career and foray into acting, she’s also a part time model. She models for fashion brands and has done photoshoots for magazines and editorials.
As for dancing, she learned ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance. She’s also taken dance classes for other styles such as hip hop, contemporary, salsa and ballroom. Additionally, Vivian took the time to learn Chinese and folk dance.
Well, this Valkyrie is certainly talented! Although we don’t know much about the plot in “Thor: Love and Thunder”, we are looking forward to seeing Vivian’s role and her acting.
Theories about her appearance have already started with many thinking it will herald the return of the Valkyries. No one knows for sure, but it does seem likely! Fingers crossed.
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