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Trust the B---- in Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter found her perfect role in a Marvel superhero whose greatest power might be a killer comeback

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IT TOOK A WHILE FOR THE world to embrace a bomb thrower like Krysten Ritter. The actress began her career in the early 2000s, and for nearly a decade she played the funnier, smarter bestfriend- with-no-last-name opposite more classically palatable heroines— she was Lucy on TV’s Gilmore Girls (2006), Suze in the film Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) and Patty in She’s Out of My League (2010). She’d deliver profane lines (“Are you a plane doctor? No? So shut the fuck up!”), give the leading lady some tough love and steal every scene.

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