This is the 3rd time I’ve interviewed Cobie Smulders. She’s just full of vibrant energy. Jeremy Renner seems like the perfect counterpart to her going in to this interview. I always love when I end up dying laughing lol.
Q: I saw you as a great role model for dads. How do you see that?
Jeremy: I think you’d have to ask my daughter if I’m a good daddy role model.
I think it’s cool aspect to the character that was brought up. It’s fantastic sort of reveal. He’s just a daddy. That’s what he fights for ’cause I think for me personally it’s a very emotional thing. I think just in general I think that audiences can kind of grab on to that.’Cause it’s something very real.
Q: How was it to be like this awesome woman agent and all men?
Cobie: It’s very fun. I mean it’s interesting because people talk about that a lot with these films that there’s few females. And it’s a male driven, film. This is our second one. We all get along so well. I don’t feel that divide on set. All the guys are really great and nice and handsome, [LAUGHTER] every single one of them, some more than others.
Q: You had said that you thought that you were just gonna be serving coffee in the very beginning. So you’ve been in several movies since then. How did you feel about entering the role for this movie?
Cobie: Well, I feel like I might still be making coffees. But at Stark Tower there might– just a really nice espresso machine. It’s like really fancy coffees. No, I don’t think I’m serving coffees anymore. I mean in the comic books Maria Hill is– she has her own story line. She’s very smart. She’s very independent. She’s very controlling. It’s cool to see how now that this team is sort of under Tony’s protection and sort of funded by him how that’s working in terms of privatizing security and her dealing with that. To sort of be a part of the team but also to be like managing everybody as well or trying to anyway.
Q: So this is a question for both of you. How did you physically prepare for the movie?
Jeremy: We train. We’re in the gym lifting weights, hurting our bodies. The first scene we shot was the end of the movie in Italy where the chaos is going. When there’s a lot of movie parts that’s where it gets a little tricky. Then the moving parts aren’t really there in real life. So that’s a little trickier. You’re stabbing things with arrows that don’t exist and then firing arrows that don’t exist to things that don’t exist.
It’s a little tricky to– and also to be precise with it and the camera angles. It’s just technical. I think it’s fun because it’s like a dance. There’s a technique to all that stuff.
Cobie: Training. I mean every time these movies come up, a couple months before you start working out. I did a few stunts in this one, not as much as the super heroes in the film. It’s good to get in shape.
Q: Jeremy, you had a bigger role in this movie. I have a feeling that as soon as it comes out and all the kids see it and all the parents see it that your character’s just gonna explode. How do you feel about that? Are you ready for that?
Jeremy: I don’t know what that ultimately means. UI think the greatest thing that I get out of this whole experience of being in this giant movie and the one prior. Like when a five year old ran up to me that changed the game. I’m like, oh, wow, I have a five year old. That’s amazing. Then here comes his dad in the same costume. A little creepy. That’s the creepy part. When the little kids come on up to you, God, it just crushes me. I mean I’ll stop and do anything for a little creature, man. I’m crazy about them.
Q: Where do you want to see each of your character’s go in the subsequent movies?
Cobie: There’s so many different directions. There’s a plethora of comic books and cartoons and all these things that they could pull from. So for me personally it’s hard to say. I mean it’d be cool to learn more about Maria Hill’s past and sort of how she came to be where she is. It’s hard to say. It’s very much under Marvel’s control. They’re very great at choosing great storylines. So we’ll see.
Jeremy: I mean I have a lot of ideas. It doesn’t really ultimately matter. I think the relationships are kind of what are interesting in this world. I’d just like to see the new ones start and others fade or whatever, just and deepen. I think that’d be interesting. That’s what I’d be curious about the next upcoming ones.
Q: I was wondering. Do you have an idea of what you think Maria Hill is doing when she’s off– if she ever really is–?
Cobie: I don’t think she gets a lot of time off. I don’t think she has much of a personal life. It’d be an interesting thing to explore for sure. I don’t think that she’s getting out into the world very often.
With that being said it was a great interview. So great that after, Jeremy Renner gave us a shout out on twitter:
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) April 11, 2015
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