If you’ve watched previous MARVEL movies then you’ve seen Emily VanCamp as Agent 13, but we don’t know a lot about her. In Captain America: Civil War we get some her back story and I have to say not only is she even more bad ass, but there’s a certain chemistry going on and one of the superheroes and I loved it! I’m an Emily VanCamp fan from way back and it was nice to see her take a more substantial role. Now let’s get down business. Here is the interview us Mom Bloggers had with her:
Q: Speaking of women you kicked some serious butt. Can you tell us about your training?
EMILY: It’s just a lot of working out really. I mean I had already sort of done some training for Revenge so it was like an easier segue into the films but, you wanna go into these movies feeling really strong and feeling fit and I wanna be able to keep up really. We were wrapping Revenge while I started training for the movie which is very interesting and I kind of realized how much I should have done that for Revenge. I mean I was fit doing Revenge but I was like oh, this is another level. I’m just not really good going into it and, it’s fun. I love that stuff. I was a dancer so all that physical activity’s great and sort of helps with the sequences and stuff ‘cause ultimately it’s choreography. Yeah, I hope to get to do more of it.
Q: How do you feel knowing you’re gonna down in history as Agent 13?
EMILY: It’s really cool. I mean being a part of this universe is really a special thing especially with the movies that they’re making and how good they are. It’s really, really cool and I’m really happy to do it with the people I’m doing it with because as I said everyone’s great and super talented and these movies could have been very sort of surface level but what I love about Marvel is how they delve into the characters. They sort of give us the freedom as well to create a version of the character that hopefully the fans will like and it’s a really fun process. So the fact that people love the movies is like an extra bonus, you know.
Q: What of you went into the character?
EMILY: What I love about Sharon is her moral compass. I think she has a really strong moral compass and I think that’s what her and Steven initially sort of identify with each other and ultimately in the comic books, it led to a very complicated relationship but there’s gotta be something that sort of brings them together as well as their love of Peggy. I think there’s an initial trust there that maybe he doesn’t have with anyone else and maybe she doesn’t have with anyone else.
So I really enjoyed that but I mean in terms of what I identify with, I love a girl with a strong moral compass and a lot of integrity and I think she really has that. I think you see her struggle with that within this film because she’s battling her work and her loyalty to her work. The cats rebel against that and she’s sort of, like is she gonna follow her head and her heart. We ultimately see what she does but, I think people can relate to that struggle.
Q: How does it feel to have a a pop figure (toy)?
EMILY: I was just noticing this. I never actually saw it out of the box. It’s hilarious. I think she’s pretty cool. I mean that’s awesome. I gotta get one for my mom or something. That’s really cool.
Q: Tell us about the (infamous) kiss.
EMILY: I didn’t even think I was allowed to talk about but I’m realizing everyone’s seen it so I guess I can talk about it. Yeah, I mean it’s kind of refreshing to see Captain, in a more intimate situation and they have chemistry. It was there even in Winter Soldier. I would say so it’s kind of nice to see it finally happen.
Q: How do you feel that you’re gonna be a role model for females and young girls because you’ve always been a badass?
EMILY: In these movies I think especially in like anything you do I always hate it when I hear actors or musicians or people in the public eye say that they have no obligation to be any sort of role model because I mean it’s not like you have an obligation but you have a choice and why would you choose to empower young women and sort of just use yourself as a vehicle when you have a voice to kind of inspire that. I don’t see why you wouldn’t. I mean that’s not to say I’m always gonna play this kind of character.
It’s amazing to play a kickass girl like Sharon or, a really tortured version of a woman when I played Emily Thorn. I just did a film called the Girl in the Book which is much more sort of rooted in reality and much more real. But I also think she in her own way is strong and on her own adventures. I don’t know I tend to pick characters that have those elements to it. I guess in terms of being a role model, I think it’s not a responsibility but it’s something that I feel connected to. I have three sisters. I have wonderful women in my life and I just wanna see girls have the best opportunities they possibly can and if I can inspire that in the tiniest way I don’t see why I wouldn’t.
So catch Emily as Agent 13 when Captain America: Civil War hits thetres May 6th!
Captain America: CIVIL WAR
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
***Disclosure: I’ll be attending the #CaptainAmericaEvent + #ABCTVEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***