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These days, Hayley Atwell may be one of the key players in the all-conquering Marvel universe. But the British actress has a confession to make. “I hate to say this, but I wasn’t a huge comic book girl [growing up],” she admits with a guilty laugh.

Instead, the young Atwell’s idols were not superheroes but the gorgeous, yet fiercely independent screen goddesses of the 1940s. “I loved the Bette Davises and the Katharine Hepburns, women who seemed to be very modern, but in a different time. They weren’t just the femme fatale, or the ingenue, or the mother-in-law, or the evil, jealous girlfriend. There was a great weight and gravitas to them. So they were the women that I aspired to be and looked up to.”

“There’s something quite enigmatic about the women of that time,” she continues. “It’s very different to nowadays, where we over-share [and] celebrity culture is saturated with personal details.”

Thankfully, though, in the case of her character Peggy Carter, her childhood predilections come in handy. A glamorous yet dangerous 1940s secret agent cut from Hollywood’s golden age, Carter is one of the few major non-superhero players in the Marvel-verse. First appearing on the big-screen as Captain America’s sparring partner in 2011’s Second World War-set The First Avenger, she proved such a hit that her own spin-off was inevitable. Hence new TV series Agent Carter, which finally launches over here next week after many months of social media teeth-gnashing from British Marvel fans waiting for someone to buy the rights. Picking things up after the war, it sees our heroine employed by the covert Allied military agency, Strategic Scientific Reserve, as a secretary.

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I added a new photoshoot of Hayley to the gallery. It was made for the Evening Standard interview and Hayley looks beautiful. Enjoy!

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Hayley Atwell talks female empowerment, getting body advice from Emma Thompson and why British actors are all the rage in Hollywood

At the bar at Somerset House, the waiter has absolutely no idea who he’s dealing with. He serves the bill both prematurely and unceremoniously to Hayley Atwell just as she is declaring: ‘I’ve kicked six stuntmen in the bollocks, hit someone over the back with a lead pipe and launched an iron chair at an assistant director.’ His eyes widen before she adds: ‘All completely by accident. When it comes to stunts I have a lot of confidence and little skill.’

Still, since Atwell took on the role of Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger five years ago, she has learned to throw a mean left hook — one of the myriad reasons why Carter’s character, as brilliantly inhabited by Atwell, was given her own TV series, the first ever Marvel spin-off to be fronted by a woman. The first season garnered 8m viewers when it premiered on ABC in the US earlier this year.

Atwell, 33, is indisputably alpha: the kind of woman who did a three-month Open University course in art history, haiku poetry and Burma while she was filming the first Captain America in 2010. ‘That’s when I was taking myself a lot more seriously. I’ve lightened up since then.’ She scores as highly on talent and wit as she does on intellect, but she downplays all her attributes with charming self-deprecation. ‘I go to places and think: “Why can’t I be more mysterious and enigmatic and cold?” ’ she laughs when I point out how amenable she is. ‘Why can’t I be more intimidating, like some actresses are? But it’s just not who I am.’

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I updated the albums from 2014 with 290 new Hayley Atwell photos and also, I added a new event that was missed.

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The new season of “Agent Carter” is months away, but since we already know Peggy and the gang are headed west there’s no reason to wait when it comes to promotional materials! Especially with Comic-Con right around the corner.

Entertainment Weekly revealed the stylized poster that will be available to fans in limited quantities during SDCC. If anyone was worried Jarvis would take on a smaller role now that Peggy isn’t working for Howard Stark, put those fears to rest. [Source]


Hayley Atwell attends Florida Supercon at the Miami Beach Convention Center on June 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit hayleyatwell.org if you take them.

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Marvel Television has released their schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International presentations.

While big brother Marvel Studios is famously ducking out of a Comic-Con presence this year, Marvel Television is picking up the slack with a healthy assortment of panels, sneak peeks, and cast appearances. When special Agent Phil Coulson is on the show floor, who needs The Avengers, anyway?

You can check out Marvel Television’s full schedule below, which covers Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Marvel Animation, and more.


Marvel Television Presents — Panel Session
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM in Ballroom 20
Join the casts and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter!

Marvel’s Agent Carter – Cast Signing Event
10:00 AM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Cast Attending: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Tara Butters (EP), Michele Fazekas (EP), Chris Dingess (EP), Louis D’Esposito (EP) and Jeph Loeb (EP)

Marvel Animation Presents – Panel Session
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Room 6BCF
Go behind-the-scenes into the world of Marvel Animation!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Cast Signing Event
2:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Cast Attending: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, Adrianne Palicki, Henry Simmons, Luke Mitchell, Maurissa Tancharoen (EP), Jed Whedon (EP) and Jeph Loeb (EP).

Which Marvel Television panel are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!

San Diego Comic-Con International takes place from July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. [Source]

The “Captain America” spinoff TV series, “Agent Carter,” will be returning for season 2! Cast member Hayley Atwell shares details!

The first season finale entitled “Valediction” ended with Agent Thompson and Peggy saving Times Square from being hypnotised by the Midnight Oil, and the rebirth of Peggy Carter. Followers of the show are eager to know what’s to come in season 2 of “Agent Carter.”

The only updates given about the plot for the upcoming season was about the setting of the next season. Last season, the show was set in New York, and it has been confirmed by Hayley Atwell who portrays Peggy Carter in the series, that season 2 will be taking place in Los Angeles.

According to an article by Blastr, when asked about season 2 of “Agent Carter,” the actress also said that “there is also something that reminds me of ‘L.A. Confidential,’ kind of film noir, kind of glamorous L.A. life with a dark underbelly of L.A. life in the ’40s.”

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