‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘ came to theaters and gave us one of the craziest rides ever. James Gunn is known to have liked to do business with the people he trusts – and Gabriela Melchior already got his trust in earlier projects where they’ve worked together. But who is Ura, the character Melchior is portraying in ‘GotG 3’, and where does she appear in the film?
Ura is the pink-skinned, bob-haired alien administrator at OrgoCorp that the team stumbles upon. She is taken hostage as the Guardians (Gamora) hold her at gunpoint. She ends up helping the team dramatically to save Rocket and enables them to get out alive.
There are many cool cameos in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ with people James Gunn had already worked with before. Ura is one of the most important cameos in the film, and the actress portraying her traveled to Marvel from DC’s and Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film. Let’s find out more about the character of Ura and the young star portraying her.
Who is Ura in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?
Ura is a pink-skinned alien of an undisclosed species with bright yellow eyes and a dark brown bob-hair. She worked as an administrator at High Evolutionary’s OrgoCorp Headquarters. OrgoCorp was a company created by High Evolutionary (portrayed by Chukwudi Iwuji, who worked with Gunn on ‘Peacemaker’) as a front for his bioengineering experiments.
It was also stated that OrgoCorp had been around for three hundred years, which means High Evolutionary has been alive for centuries.
On the other hand, Ura is simply a worker Star-Lord tries to flirt with to coerce her into giving the Guardians access to Rocket’s files. When he fails miserably, Gamora takes matters into her own hands and puts a gun on Ura, taking her hostage and forcing her to get them their friend’s subject file, 89P13.
She reluctantly does so, but numbers quickly overpower the team as they try to make a run for it. In the end, Peter Quill’s game gets in the groove, and he manages to talk Ura into giving him access to the guards’ suit gravitational control – making them all float upwards at once. It allowed the Guardians to run away with files that’ll eventually save Rocket’s life.
As for Ura, she was left unharmed, but I doubt we’ll see the character return in the future. It was only a cameo role, but one of the most important cameos in the film. Perhaps it worked so well because the actress also worked with James Gunn in the past. Here’s who that talented young actress is.
Who plays Ura in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?
Ura is portrayed by a young Portuguese actress named Daniela Melchior. She was born in 1996 and started a promising acting career in 2014 in a TV show, ‘Mulheres.’ Probably her biggest breakthrough performance came in 2021 when she portrayed Ratcatcher 2 in his DC film, ‘The Suicide Squad.’
Her ability to speak to rats eventually proved very important in taking down Starro, the movie’s main antagonist.
Now, she worked with Gunn again, but this time, Melchior appeared in the MCU instead of the DCU. The past few years have been outstanding for the 26-year-old actress, as she most recently appeared in ‘Fast X’ as Isabel, the younger sister of Dom Torretto’s former lover, Elena Neves.
According to Daniela’s IMDb page, she has one more upcoming project already in post-production – Doug Liman’s ‘Road House,’ a remake of 1989’s ‘Road House’ film about a bouncer working at a ‘rowdy’ bar.
The movie involves some big names alongside Melchior, such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Williams, Lukas Gage, Billy Magnussen, Joaquim de Almeida, and even Conor McGregor, the former UFC superstar.
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