Milana Vayntrub, ‘AT&T Girl,’ Makes a New Career Move


One of AT&T’s main spokespeople is celebrating some awesome career news and becoming another member of the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe family. Milana VayntrubAlso known as the “AT&T girl,”Marvel recently released a scripted podcast which will give you the opportunity to play Squirrel Girl. Vayntrub might be best known for her role as the helpful and cheerful phone specialist in the AT&T commercials, but her list of acting credits is actually pretty impressive. 

‘AT&T Girl’Milana Vayntrub gets a new role

Actress Milana Vayntrub has a new gig, though that doesn’t mean her days as a spokesperson for AT&T are over. The 35-year-old mother of one recently revealed that she’d been cast as the title character Squirrel Girl in a scripted Marvel podcast. Doreen Green, a superhero and college student, is the series’ protagonist. Her true identity was revealed when she became involved in vigilante activities. 

Fans will love the fact that the comic book character is still a favorite because of her positive personality. Per Marvel, “like the comics, the podcast series has Squirrel Girl’s same uber-positive, fun-loving tone that fans have come to know and love.”

Vayntrub confessed her own love for Squirrel Girl’s positive vibes, Telling Variety, “Doreen has an optimism that’s not based in naiveté.”She said, “Her optimism is grounded in fairness and trust and justice.”Vayntrub stated that she still believes the character has a lot of things to teach her. 

There is a lot to learn from Squirrel Girl

“I think she—like me and in a way, she’s more of who I want to be like—really believes there is good in all people and that justice is not punishment, but justice is restorative and it’s about people taking accountability and it’s becoming better versions of themselves.” 

Vayntrub continued to add “People do harm because they are lacking in resources or in love in some way. And she is hilarious because of her honesty and her bluntness and her ability to see the best in people. It’s more of who I want to be like, and I feel like, after a few hours of playing her, I, like, channel her and then can bring that into my life.”

The first two episodes are already available on Apple podcasts and feature Squirrel Girl’s fellow animal-themed heroes like Koi Boy and Chipmunk Hunk, as well as other Marvel mainstays like Iron Man and Spiderman.

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