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Sonia Braga joins Marvel’s Luke Cage

BragaWith Netflix’s version of Marvel’s Jessica Jones currently receiving plaudits, attention is now turning to the third series, Luke Cage.

Sonia Braga will be playing Soledad Temple, the mother of Rosario Dawson’s character Claire Temple, who has appeared in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Mike Colter will be reprising the role of Cage that he originated in Jessica Jones.

“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed,” Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb said. “In Marvel’s Luke Cage, fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for.”

“Sonia Braga? Rosario Dawson? ‘Nuff said. I’m tuning in,” Executive Producer and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker added. “When it came to finding someone who was both formidable yet possessed a light touch, Sonia was the perfect choice and has been a Godsend.”

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