Hayley Atwell Makes the Impossible Choice Between Chris Evans and James D'Arcy
Agent Carter and Captain America actress Hayley Atwell has already stolen our hearts and minds a thousand times over, but have you ever wondered which of her costars Atwell might fancy (or at least, prefer working with)? Imagine having to choose between these two fine gentlemen…
I tell ya, I’d have a hard time, myself.
Despite realizing how much trouble she might be inviting, during a Wizard World appearance at St. Louis Comic Con, Atwell named the fellow actor she’d rather work with — and her reasoning.
“Oh, God. I’m going to get in such trouble. I’ve known James for about 10 years, so we had that kind of whole history of being friends in London. We have a lot of fun on the set, and do lots of pranks…But when I worked with Chris, it was Captain America: The First Avenger, and the early days for him as that character. He was working out really hard, taking the job very seriously, real quite nervous about it. He was quite serious on set, but off set we would play a lot of charades and computer games. It’s really hard to gauge. I would take Chris Evans physically. See, now James is going to hate me. I’ve just lost two friends.”
And her favorite Cap scene (which also involved a boob grab)?
“he kiss, obviously! Duh! He was so soft, and he smells so good. I think it was that, and also obviously the big reveal of his body … I had never seen him with his top off before that moment. And so — I’m sure they did this on purpose — I had to rush up to the pod when he comes out and goes, ‘Oh God, I’m so tired.’ He comes out of this pod looking like Adonis, and so I impulsively just grabbed his boob. And so they kept that in there. That was the highlight of my life, let alone the actual scene.”
Wait just a minute. Hayley Atwell is crushing on Chris Evans and somehow these two aren’t dating in real life? (Yes, we know Evans only just broke up with Lily Collins, but get over it man. PEGGY IS A FREE AGENT!
Okay, okay, I’ll calm down. Back to business…and Agent Carter’s second season, which is changing locations, and will likely feature less Dominic Cooper (aka Howard Stark), as he’s gone off to be a Preacher.
“There has got to be elements of Howard there, but I’m not sure to what extent. He plays a pivotal role in her life, and on the show. And also, in order to justify Jarvis being in the season … He works for Howard Stark, so there has to be some reason why he’s in the season, and it will be based on Howard’s presence. Hopefully we’ll get Dominic. I’ll text him and see if he’s available.”
On Marvel’s intention to bring more diversity to the second season, and supporting Peggy’s friendship with Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca):
“”It’s a conversation that is happening, and a conversation important to the showrunners. What is great about it is they brought it up, instead of me going, ‘All right, guys, come on.’ It was them saying, ‘This is what we’re thinking, and what do you think about it?’ It is really exciting, and I hope they can follow through.
Hopefully, now that she’s (Peggy) able to confide in Angie, and being able to open up, this is the beginning of a true friendship. It is so nice to have a friendship between two women on screen that is not competitive, and not negative, not centered around the love interest or a man. It is really refreshing, and something Marvel was keen to promote. That’s also one of the reasons I think it’s such great writing. People are represented in a much more interesting, realistic way. Based on that, we’ll want to pursue that more.”
It’s excellent to hear (and hopefully the same conversation, in relation to film, is ongoing) Marvel is being proactive in changing patterns. I love what Atwell points about about Angie and Peggy’s friendship; this realistic take on women needs to be promoted more in all forms of entertainment.
Now, about that other friendship…who knows what’ll happen on the set of Civil War?
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