Emily VanCamp has revealed a few juicy details about her Captain America: Civil War character, Sharon Carter, according to Den of Geek. For anyone who hasn’t yet seen the movie, which was released on May 6 and has so far grossed $940 million worldwide, beware that the following contains major spoilers!
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In particular, in her interview with Den of Geek, Emily VanCamp talked about some of her character’s major scenes in the Marvel movie. The 30-year-old actress, who is famous for her role of revengeful Emily Thorne on ABC’s Revenge, plays Sharon Carter, a relative of Hayley Atwell’s S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Peggy Carter.
When asked if Marvel had warned her what to expect from her character, Emily VanCamp said she knew everything from the comic books. And it wasn’t a surprise for her that Agent 13 is Sharon Carter and that her character has a different connection to Peggy in different Marvel comic books.
And in the cinematic installments of Marvel stories, Sharon is Peggy’s great niece. And when asked if she had watched Atwell’s performance in Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter TV show to convey that family connection to Peggy onscreen, Emily VanCamp admitted that the two characters are “pretty far removed.”
“I think it’s more about the internal, you know? The similarities between their integrity, and you know they have a very similar moral compass.”
In fact, Emily VanCamp thinks that her character’s loyalty for Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, has a lot to do with her connection to Peggy. And in Captain America: Civil War, their relationship is put on display, especially when it comes to her closeness with her great aunt.
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And when asked if she would be interested in appearing in some spin-off for Captain America, Emily VanCamp admitted that she had never even thought about it, adding that her character’s fate depends on her relationship with Steve, which is why it’s difficult to predict what’s coming for her.
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When asked about that major romantic moment between Sharon and Captain America and whether she was aware of fans rooting for Captain America and Bucky to have that moment instead, Emily VanCamp admitted that she had never heard of that.
“That’s really interesting. I know quite a bit about their friendship, but I didn’t know there were any romantic discussions about it.”
But when warned that if she ever Googles “Stucky” she may get some X-rated artwork, Emily VanCamp said she may “pass on that,” wondering if there could be something potentially going on between Steve and Bucky.
“I don’t think that’s what they were going for but… I think that’s great that’s a discussion that’s happening, especially around something as big as Captain America.”
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Emily VanCamp added that she believes the two could be just friends. But if they won’t be friends, there will be quite a catfight between Sharon and Bucky. In fact, the actress said that there is actually something of a competition going on between the two already, which is “hysterical.”
When asked what was her initial reaction when she learned how successful and massive the movie became, Emily VanCamp admitted she was “really excited.” She thought it was going to be “something different,” but it evolved into Civil War.
Emily VanCamp also praised the Russo Bros. for doing an “incredible job” with both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
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