Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
I went over [with my father] when I was seventeen to do a sweat lodge… My task was to find the rocks to put into the pit. But I was told that I couldn’t just go and collect rocks, I had to ask whether they wanted to come… I was quite naive and I was on my own so I could’ve not done it, but I just sat and went, “um, d’ya wanna…? D’ya wanna come? It’s nice and warm in there. No? Okay. Nothing, you’re giving me nothing!”
Hayley Atwell on The Jonathan Ross Show (February 9, 2013)
“ Nude scenes can be very liberating. I feel very human. This is me, with all my little imperfections. ”
My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don’t think I will ever be anything other than that.
My real self, the self I have always been from a child on, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don’t think I will ever be anything other than that.
From a very young age, stories fuelled my imagination in the most wonderful way.
Did you like that [Peggy Carter] was a strong capable woman instead of “please help Captain America!”? Yeah, f*ck that (laughs). And why not, she was in a position where if she was like that, she wouldn’t be of that position. And when she says “I know what it’s like to have a few doors slammed in my face,” I think because she’s this attractive woman who’s beautifully made up, she had to fight a little bit harder to get where she is to prove that she’s capable. And I think that’s great because there’s a kindred spirit between here and Steve, there’s an equality about them and I love that. I think of women in the forties like Bette Davis or Katherine Hepburn, or my grandmother and I think “wow, they knew their power as women, so beautifully.” And Peggy in the script had that too, and I love that about her.