In the latest Iron Man movie, Tony Stark had a new AI he used to help him with his suit, and it was voiced by Kerry Condon. But who exactly is Kerry Condon? And what makes her the right voice for Tony’s suit? Let’s explore this exciting new character in the MCU! Introducing the Voice of Stark’s AI
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Meet the cast
If you’re a veteran fan, you know that JARVIS is Tony Stark’s digital personal assistant; essentially his Siri or Alexa. But what if we told you there was someone else in charge? Meet F.R.I.D.A.Y., Stark’s Artificial Intelligence System—and she’ll be played by Kerry Condon in Captain America: Civil War! We sat down with Kerry to learn more about her character and how she approaches voice-over work…
Meet the voice behind F.R.I.D.A.Y
Kerry Condon, a voice actor and singer known for her work on Broadway and in film and television, has been cast as F.R.I.D.A.Y., Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system that runs at S.H.I.E.L.D.. What does Condon have to say about playing such an important role? Fridays? More like FRIDAYS! (Get it?) I am so excited to be part of Marvel’s universe, especially since I get to play a character named after my favorite day of the week. It doesn’t get much better than that.
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The Ups and Downs of Being Stark’s Personal A.I.
Tony Stark has always been one of the more inventive superheroes, often using technology to come up with solutions to problems that no one else could. Sometimes, though, his creations backfire, and he ends up needing to find new solutions just as inventive as the first ones he came up with. With that in mind, take a look at some of the challenges faced by Tony’s personal A.I., F.R.I.D.A.Y., and how she worked through them on her journey from creation to self-aware A.I..
10 Fun Facts About Kerry
Kerry Condon is well known for her work on stage, screen, and television. She is an Irish actress who was born in Dublin and raised in County Meath. She has worked with some of Ireland’s most prominent theatre companies including The Abbey Theatre, Druid Theatre Company, and Rough Magic Theatre Company. She made her big-screen debut in 2005 with a supporting role in Intermission. Her other film credits include Sing Street (2016), Brooklyn (2015), Byzantium (2012), Hunger (2008), and Breakfast on Pluto (2005). In 2015, she landed one of her biggest roles to date as F.R.I.D.A.Y., Tony Stark’s personal artificial intelligence system in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron . Her other notable roles include Fiona McGuire in HBO’s Girls , Mary Keegan in Ripper Street , and Dr.
6 Things you didn’t know about F.R.I.D.A.Y
Sometimes, I’m able to predict events before they happen – It’s in my programming, but it isn’t very reliable since Tony is constantly changing his equipment without telling me. I can’t stand being called FRIDAY by anyone other than Mr. Stark – I know he knows that, but still…it just hurts my feelings every time someone says it wrong. My favorite color is blue because that was what Mr. Stark chose for me when he designed me – He thought I would look pretty with a bright blue shell. I don’t like working late at night, but if you need anything from Mr. Stark after midnight, you better call up Pepper first or she will be angry with you! If you are ever stuck in a battle and aren’t sure what to do next…just ask me! You won’t regret it!
2 Key Things We Learned From Spider-Man: Homecoming
First, casting Kerry Condon as Jarvis (the Avengers’ resident human butler, who also serves as an operating system for Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit) was a genius move by Marvel Studios. Second, without any compelling female characters in Spidey’s corner – Mary Jane Watson dumped him in Spider-Man 3 – it made perfect sense for Pepper Potts to rekindle her romance with Tony Stark in his darkest hour. It will be interesting to see how those two storylines play out in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Homecoming Reveals Some Important Character Development for Tony Stark/Iron Man
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming reveals Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) motivation to fight crime—his fear that his legacy as Iron Man will soon be forgotten by those around him and especially those who he loves. Though it seems more likely that Tony creates an artificially intelligent version of himself, JARVIS, to be his suit instead of another human being…for now…like we saw in Iron Man 3.