Gorgeous HQ photos of Hayley attending the 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards have been added to the gallery. Unfortunately Hayley did not win Best Actress (that honor went to Lesley Manville for ‘Ghosts’) but we’re just as proud of her regardless! Thank you to my friends Gabby and Lora for the photos! Enjoy!
The first photos of Hayley attending the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ have been added to the gallery and doesn’t she just look absolutely stunning?! Keep checking back later for more photos as I’ll be adding them to the gallery as they appear :) ETA: Over 30 HQ photos have been added to the gallery with thanks to my friends Ann and Nicole!
COLLIDER — While Marvel has done a lot of smart things, one of the best decisions they made was casting Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. Unlike some of the Marvel movies where the love story feels forced and unrealistic (see: Thor), the relationship between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Peggy Carter (Atwell) was fantastic thanks to the actors’ chemistry and a great script. With her character becoming an instant favorite after the film’s release, it was no surprise Marvel asked her to appear in one of their One Shot short films, Agent Carter, which was included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. The short picked up where the events of Captain America: The First Avenger left off—right as Carter joins this new organization called S.H.I.E.L.D.: “As she searches for the enigmatic ‘Zodiac’ key, Agent Carter also battles her sexist, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), who thinks women have no place in the secret-agent business.” Dominic Cooper also reprised his role as Howard Stark.
Almost immediately after fans got a look at the short at Comic-Con, people began asking about a possible Agent Carter TV series. I was one of them. Thankfully, ABC thought it was a good enough idea that they started developing it with Captain America screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Yesterday at the Winter Solider junket, I asked them the status of the pilot, what the show would focus on, its timeline, whether Atwell is still interested in playing the character, and more. They also revealed that the show is envisioned as more of a limited series with 13-episode seasons or less.
• ABC has the script for the pilot but nothing is greenlit yet.
• Markus and McFeely have recently spoken to Hayley Atwell and she is very interested in doing the show.
• Howard Stark would be a recurring character, not a series regular. This is assuming Dominic Cooper would be willing to continue to play the role. I’ve spoken to him about this and he seemed very interested. But this was a few months ago and things change.
• The show would start in 1946, sort of in the middle of the timeline of the One Shot. McFeely said, “We can’t get her to the end of S.H.I.E.L.D. that fast. We wanna stay in that world longer where people are disrespecting her and she’s proving herself and going on missions and things like that.”
• Unlike most network shows that are 22 or 23-episode seasons, Markus and McFeely think Agent Carter should be a limited series with a maximum of 13 episodes per season. McFeely said, “[13 episodes] is how this is envisioned, maybe even less… That’s my hope, is that it would be something like [Under the Dome]. Our case would be that it would be a limited series and you would wrap up that one bad guy and that one case, and then if you like it we’ll do it again next year and it’s 1947.”
Congratulations to our dear Hayley for being nominated for Best Actress for her exceptional performance in ‘The Pride’ at the 2014 Olivier Awards! The show will air on April 13th.
Playing dual roles in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s drama, Hayley Atwell expressed both china fragility as the wife of a repressed homosexual in the 1950s and the lively extroversion of the female friend trapped between two men in the modern day.
First I want to apologize for the lack of updates here at Hayley Atwell Fan. No, the site is not abandoned nor is it going anywhere! I’ve been having a rough two months so I haven’t been online much, if at all. However I am back with updates! The first is Hayley’s absolutely stunning editorial for Hunger Magazine S/S February 2014 issue. I’ve added a pdf version of the magazine to our magazine scans section but if anyone can provide scans, please do email me! Check back tomorrow for more updates :)
These reports are unconfirmed but hopefully we’ll have a confirmation from Marvel soon! Who else would LOVE to see a Peggy Carter TV series? I know I would!
VirginMedia — Hayley Atwell is set to star in a new ‘Captain America’ TV series.
The 31-year-old actress – who recently wrapped on the second movie in the franchise, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, in which she plays Peggy Carter, the titular star’s former love interest – will soon start work on ‘Agent Carter’, a small screen spin-off which will air in the US.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “This is a massive deal for both Hayley and Marvel comic fans. It’s Marvel’s major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production.”
“Hayley is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity and is incredibly grateful to Marvel fans who have basically been campaigning for a spin-off show for the past six months. It means moving to LA for six months but her friends and family are all behind her, and this is a huge opportunity.”
The brunette stunner has previously admitted she would be interested in starring in a spin-off TV series because she wants to show a different side to no-nonsense Peggy.
She said: “The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, ‘We want more of Peggy!’ I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy. Although she’s kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and just as competent as the men, it’d be nice to show that she’s a feminist in a way. It’s not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person.”