AGENT CARTER at TCA: Live-Blog - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


January 14, 2015 by  

The cast and producers of AGENT CARTER will be appearing in a TCA panel to promote the Marvel series. (Which aired its third episode last night.)

Follow along for live updates from EPs Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Chris Dingess, Louis D’Esposito, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Jeph Loeb, as well as series stars Hayley Atwell, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, and Lyndsy Fonseca…

4:19 PM: The producers are showing us a scene from the next episode that features an intense scene between Howard and Peggy.

4:20 PM: “When she came in and auditioned, she was the best at embodying everything we wanted for Angie,” Fazekas says of Fonseca.  She notes Angie can meet Peggy toe-to-toe, and can be formidable.

4:22 PM: “What we try to do in all of our stories is hit three basic areas: we like to have our heroes come from a place that is very empathetic, and at the same [time], very aspirational…every single one of them has that unique thing that the audience wants to have,” Loeb says. He notes, “we also live in a world where Marvel is all about hope…you have a feeling this is all going to turn out okay.” And, finally, he says “there’s a bit of levity, and a bit of humor.”

4:24 PM: “I think we should probably keep present with the show today,” Loeb says when asked whether anything from AGENT CARTER or AGENTS OF SHIELD will play into the second AVENGERS movie.

4:25 PM: “You don’t imagine when you’re shooting that movie in 2010, that we’d be here 5 years later on her own adventure,” McFeely says. They knew they had something special and made the one-shot, but things have moved far beyond what they could have hoped.

Atwell says she was “over the moon” with excitement about getting the movie role to begin with. She pointed out we got hints of who this woman was in the first CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, and she was excited to explore that further.

4:27 PM: “Every show brings its own challenges,” Loeb says. “But the key to this all was Hayley. There’s no AGENT CARTER without her participation.”

4:28 PM: Butters praises the cast as one of the most impressive she’s ever worked with. She acknowledges that Hayley’s chemistry with each man is different, which allows them different things to play with.

4:30 PM: Atwell says the “true joy” of being an actress is the variety of roles she can do.

4:31 PM: “Hashtag It’s All Connected,” Loeb says when asked whether there would be any more crossovers with AGENTS OF SHIELD.

4:32 PM: Jarvis was an easy character to decide to put in the show, McFeely says, because if she’s a spy, Peggy needs a confidant. Dingess says because it’s set in 1946, they wanted to be able to see the impact of the war on the world, which helped them set up the characters they wanted to play with. And Angie brings Peggy out of her job at times…Dingess says Angie pulls her into real life.

4:34 PM: Murray says the time period fascinates him. He says playing Jack has gone against everything he learned about how to treat women growing up.

“I think I’m aware that I’m in a show called AGENT CARTER, and I always want to play my role correctly so it’s [impacting] her in the correct way,” Gjokaj says.

“When I first read the script, immediately I was struck how beautifully written it was,” D’Arcy says. He says the response to sexism is this show — a strong woman is front and center, and two female showrunners. He says he was apprehensive about doing the show, though, because he thought he might not be fully of service to the show. Now, he’s “so grateful” to be a part of the team.

4:39 PM: “Maybe I have mother hidden away in the attic,” D’Arcy jokes, when questioned about the theories about Jarvis’ wife.

So, what’s coming up? “Each script we were given and I read…you read and thought, I did not see that coming,” D’Arcy says. He points out that after last night’s episode, now, the show really starts, and we get to see what they’re doing.

4:41 PM: Atwell shares they sang the entire soundtrack of LES MIZ between takes, and they’ve gotten into all sorts of “shenanigans.”

4:42 PM: What would they miss if they lived in 1946? “I’m pretty fond of air conditioning,” Gjokaj retorts.

4:43 PM: Fonseca says Angie gets into action over the next few episodes, but it’s not as physical…now she gets to be the wise-cracking friend.

4:44 PM: “It’s so refreshing to see two women on screen who are supporting each other and they’re not competing,” Atwell says of Peggy and Angie’s friendship.

4:45 PM: “I wouldn’t trust anybody up here,” Loeb says about whether any of the characters are secretly dark.

Murray says there are “so many fantastic easter eggs” in the season for all of the Marvel works.

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