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Alaqua Cox Shares the Story of How She Was Cast As Echo In Hawkeye

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Alaqua Cox Shares the Story of How She Was Cast As Echo In Hawkeye

There’s a reason why fans never heard of Alaqua Cox before she was cast as Maya Lopez/Echo in Disney+’s Hawkeye series. That’s because this is Cox’s first major role in Hollywood. Ahead of Hawkeye‘s series premiere later this week, Cox has shared the story of how she landed the role of a lifetime. Alaqua Cox shares.

During a feature in The Hollywood Reporter, Cox’s previous acting experience was described as “a background part in a high school play.” It also noted that Cox grew up on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin before working for Amazon and FedEx. However, Cox’s friends sent her the casting call for Echo which specified that the actress be “a female Native American who was deaf,” like her comic book counterpart.

Director Rhys Thomas also recalled preparing Cox for her audition.

“We met with quite a few people, and I had the fun of reading with Alaqua,” related Rhys. “I got to sort of help her get prepared and then got to present her to Kevin [Feige] and the team. I’m so grateful to them that they had the confidence. She had never acted [professionally] before, but they said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

Additionally, Cox recalled how the Hawkeye creative team and Marvel executives let her know that she got the part. It started with a message that told her to sign on to Zoom immediately.

“I see about 12 people, including the Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, doing the deaf clap where you wave both your hands,” said Cox. “I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ and they said, ‘Welcome to the Marvel family!’ ”

Regardless of what happens in Hawkeye, Cox’s MCU future is secure. Earlier this month, Marvel confirmed that Cox will headline an Echo series on Disney+ some time in the near future.

Hawkeye will premiere its first two episodes on Disney+ on November 24.

Are you looking forward to seeing Alaqua Cox as Echo? Let us know in the comments down below!

Recommended Reading: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon

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Covid-19: BBMP may not up enforcement teams in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News

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BENGALURU: BBMP is unlikely to increase the number of teams enforcing Covid-appropriate behaviour, including mask mandate and physical distancing, in the city.
“Cases in the city are between 160 and 170 on average every day; we have not seen a significant increase,” BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said on Wednesday. The Palike currently has 54 teams of marshals and homeguards to enforce the mask and physical distancing mandate.
New dean at ESIC hospital, Rajajinagar
The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has appointed Dr Renuka Ramaiah as the in-charge dean of ESIC Hospital and Medical College, Rajajinagar. The change follows news of two bodies of Covid-19 victims being found at the hospital’s mortuary 16 months after their death.
Dr Jeetendra Kumar JM was the previous dean of the hospital.

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Uppal plots e-auction underway in Hyderabad- The New Indian Express

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HYDERABAD: The e-auction of 44 developed plots spread over 1,35,408 square yards in the Uppal Bhagayath Layout (The Hub of Life @ East City) began at HMDA head office, Ameerpet on Thursday. 

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has put its plots in the bustling greenfield project site under the hammer after a gap of two years and is going to provide a long-cherished dream for individuals to own a plot in the heart of the city.

The auction is being held by the HMDA and on the online platform managed by Union government enterprise MSTC Limited.

The layout is one of the most modern developments which will present immense possibilities for individuals, groups of individuals with five members, joint partnership companies, firms and developers. A total of 23 plots are going under the hammer in two sessions. The remaining 21 plots will be auctioned on December 3.

The 44 notified plots range from 150 square yards to 15,149  square yards which include those for Residential (21 plots), Hospitals (2), Shopping  Cum Entertainment, (4), Educational Institutions (2) and Multipurpose Use (15 plots).

The e-auction bidding starts from Rs 35,000 per square yard with an increment of Rs 1,000 per square yard or multiples thereof.

There are 10 plots of upto 300 square yards 301 to 500 square yards (1 plot), 501 to 1000 square yards (two plots), 1001 to 2000 square yards (11 plots), 2001 square yards and above (20 plots).

Sixty percent of the layout has been set aside for open spaces and parks, and hassle-free building permissions would be given by the HMDA.

The layout is in close proximity to Nagole Metro Station abutting to Uppal and LB Nagar Inner Ring Roadand was developed with amenities including stormwater and underground sewerage system.

The Shilparamam on the banks of the Musi River is situated within the layout. The riverfront development with landscape designed aesthetically is developed in the layout along the bank of the Musi River which is really an added attraction and a special feature and is a celebration of nature.

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