The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 3 – released last Friday at Disney + and Disney + Hotstar – brought Emily VanCamp back as Sharon Carter, five years after we last saw her in Captain America: The Marvel Civil War. First introduced as a SHIELD agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was originally designed as a future love interest for Captain America / Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). They even kissed Civil War. It was a ill-conceived moment, given that she was the granddaughter of Peggy Carter (Hailey Atwell), Steve’s main love interest, to whom he returned at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Fortunately, The falcon and the winter soldier offers a soft reboot of Sharon Carter, which is completely different from the character we saw in two Captain America movies. Sharon, once a literal guardian of Captain America, can’t wait for any of this patriotic nonsense, or as she calls it, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3, “Stars and stripes of bulls – t”. IN Civil WarAfter Sharon helped Cap regain his shield, she was declared a traitor by the US government. And although The Avengers all signed deals to return home, Sharon has been on the run ever since.
“I mean, it’s so different for Sharon,” VanCamp told reporters Scaling in Tuesday. “It simply came to our notice then. She’s a little angry, “VanCamp added with a laugh. “So that was exciting for me when I came back to play Sharon. At first we saw her as this open agent in the movies. And to bring her back to the MCU, I think it must be something completely different, because obviously in many ways, from her point of view, she was wronged and never pardoned, and she was on the run all the time. “
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3 discovers that Sharon makes a living – or fast, as she calls it – far from her homeland in Madrid, a fictional island in the Indonesian archipelago that has been described as a “wretched hive of scum and atrocities.” a miracle comics. Sharon notes that she can’t talk to her family and that her father doesn’t even know where he is. She has spent the years since then Civil War hiding in the shadows, and when Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) intervenes that they too should go underground, Sharon points out that this was a thing of the past for them. She is still living this life. “It was. It’s a big difference,” Sharon said in episode 3.
“Once you finally meet her in Madrid, you see the circumstances and you see what she did,” VanCamp said. “I feel that her feelings are justified. Because she’s a little more cynical and maybe a little angry about how things went downhill and how, in a way, she was kind of abandoned after sacrificing a lot for the Avengers at the time.
“I remember talking to [The Falcon and the Winter Soldier creators] about it before anything was even written. When they gave out the idea of what the show was about and what Sharon’s new concept was. It was very intriguing for me. Because I play the character and I love this character, I wondered, “Well, where did he go and what did he have to do all the time?” And we never say specifically what he was supposed to do, but we definitely feel like he didn’t [been great]. “
“She talks about her family and how she didn’t come home and sacrificed so much for these boys. “For what?”, Added VanCamp. “And I think that’s the general mood when we meet her again. So, I was very happy that Sharon had that advantage, because I think it was won. She has a right to feel how she feels about this in this series, and I don’t think anything different would make much sense. “
Although VanCamp spoke to everyone involved in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the 34-year-old Canadian actress said she had worked most specifically with Carrie Skogland, the Canadian director of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. They talked about the balancing act of adding new bits and pieces – “the swinging and the rough and tough kind of person,” VanCamp said – without completely abandoning all of Sharon’s elements that existed before.
“It was good that Carrie and I were walking because we were working together on set,” VanCamp added. “And it was all about the character, her walk, her fighting style, I was just trying to add who Sharon was then.”
Speaking of her fighting style, Sharon presented some serious battle steaks in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3, tackling a bunch of bounty hunters who were after the male trio – Sam, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and returned Civil War villain Helmut Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).
VanCamp said she had worked “long and hard” with her stuntwoman Jess Durham “to come up with these choreographies and find out what Sharon’s fighting style looks like now that she’s in Madrid.” It’s a lot different than when you’re an agent and all the technical training, so it was kind of an attempt to blend the technical background she’d have with a little bit of that meager street style she’d probably have to develop on the subject. time period.”
She put in as much combat training as she could, as VanCamp is also part of the main cast of the medical drama Fox The Resident – also on Disney + Hotstar in India, shot simultaneously with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. “Every time I went out, I would go to some cascading warehouse [put up by Marvel for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier]Said VanCamp.
“It was a lot of fun. It was a lot of training, a lot of bruises to cover up,” VanCamp added with a laugh, “and a lot of cuts. It took me a while to figure it out, but once you understand the fighting style, you have to learn the sequences and I found it really, really fun. It’s extremely challenging, especially working on two projects at once, but I knew it was going to be hard and I liked it. It was great. “
As with all Marvel stuff, VanCamp is closed to its future in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Given the precious little we know about the years between Sharon Civil War and now, how about the separation of Sharon Carter’s prehistory, which was created during her years in Madrid? “It’s out of my hands,” VanCamp said with a laugh. Marvel, I hope you’re listening.
New episodes of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” every Friday – until the end of the series on April 23 – onwards Disney + and Disney + Hotstar.
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