Actress Hayley Atwell was extremely hands-on for her role in Captain America: The First Avenger – which hit theaters July 22nd.
In one scene, the 29-year-old actress gropes costar Chris Evans’ chest after he undergoes a radical science experiment that transforms him into a beefed up action hero.
“That was an instinctive moment. I literally couldn’t help myself, because I hadn’t seen him with his top off until that moment,” Atwell told BuzzSugar. “I mean, go for the man boob! And [the director] loved it. He was like, ‘Do that again!’ So we ended up doing lots of takes just to see how far we could go, and then got a little bit over the top.”
Hayley went on to elaborate on her definition of “over the top”:
“There was the touching of the nipple, and it became like a Saturday Night Live sketch. It was kind of ridiculous. Really corny.”
Evans, however, is apparently more than just a buff body, as Atwell explained she was surprised to find out he could also dance and sing quite well.
“He’s a really good musician, a good singer, and a really good dancer, too,” Atwell says. “So I think I was surprised at that, because a lot of the things I’d seen pictured him as a kind of goofy jock. Kind of a strong, masculine guy. And there’s a lot more to Chris that will be revealed, I’m sure, in his career. He’s a very, very talented young man.”
When asked whether or not she would be making an appearance in The Avengers, a 2012 slated flick that will combine the stars from Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America, Atwell was unsure.
“I don’t know if I can give away that kind of information! I actually don’t know, no one’s called me or contacted me, so honestly…”