Interview with Hayley Atwell and Touring Marvel's Agent Carter Set #ABCTVEvent #AgentCarter

Last week I posted my interview with Marvel's Agent Carter Producers. I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about how the show was developed before watching the premiere that week. For those of you who watched the premiere isn't Hayley Atwell amazing as Agent Carter?!

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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Note: Thanks to Disney and ABC TV, who invited me on this all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Big Hero 6 Event and ABC TV Event. While I will share about different events and activities during the trip, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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Well guess what. I had the chance to interview Hayley Atwell about her role as Agent Carter. As if that's not exciting enough, I also had the chance to walk around the set and see some of the areas you see on the show! All while they were filming!

But first the interview with Hayley Atwell

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

photo credit: Disney/Marvel/ABC TV

About training for the role
Hayley Atwell: I trained in theater so years ago I had training for unarmed combat and how to do stage fighting. So you can look realistic without actually hurting people. So that was in my background and we have a fantastic stunt coordinator and his wife. So I'd shadow her and she's teach me these dance fight sequences. And we'd shoot it n small bits and make sure we nailed each and every shot and make it look convincing. That we sold the punches and the kicks to the camera.

Also some interval training like running and keeping fit, keeping my stamina up. Nothing too gruling. Just heaps of confidence to throw yourself in and make mistakes. On day one I kicked one of the stunt guys, punch an actor in the face, threw another actor of a chair thinking he was the stunt man. So I've made lot of mistakes to get it looking as sharp as it does.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

It was amazing to stand with Hayley in the same place they filmed the series. I even has a chance to sit at one of the agents desk! Someone pinch me!

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour
Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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Walking around the room is like taking a trip back in time. Ever detail has been thought over and researched to make sure they fit the theme and time frame of the series. Even down to the accessories on the desk. It was an amazing and beautiful set.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

photo credit: Disney/Marvel/ABC TV

Now that I've shared the interview I can share more about the set visit. Our group had the chance to meet with Costume designer Gigi Melton who gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the costume design for “Agent Carter”.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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Gigi shared about some of the process of putting together the characters wardrobe and what references she used to get Agent Carter "look" to fit the shows time period.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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The costume design team use a combined process of sourcing and purchasing original clothing from thrift store and distressing modern clothing with certain techniques to get the time frame look and feel. The characters really do wear clothing to match the time frame the series is representing.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

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The while the clothing are made to match the look of the time period, they have some modern alternations so the actors can do their action scene. So there's open area for harness and the clothing is adjust so when there's kicking and fighting scene it still flows and looks properly.

I don't know about you but I really think Agent Carter is going to bring back dressing glamorously as a part of your every day wardrobe. No jeans and tee shirts for her!

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

photo credit: Disney/Marvel/ABC TV

Our group also stopped by the cafeteria set but this was no ordinary place to eat. As we walked around we felt like we were back in that time. Again the look, feel and detail of the place put you in the mind set.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour
Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour
Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

photo credit: Disney/Marvel/ABC TV

I can't believe people really got sandwiches and their lunch like this. While I'm not so sure about the sandwiches I'd have no problem enjoying a milk shake made there. Yum!

Can you believe all that goes into making a series like Agent Carter look as awesome as it does. So tonight when you watch the show, you can really appreciate not only the great acting but also all the great work that goes on behind the scenes.

Interview with Hayley Atwell and Marvel's Agent Carter Set Tour

Make sure to watch TONIGHT's new episode

“Time & Tide” – As Agent Carter closes in on Howard Stark’s stolen technology, Peggy’s secret mission could unravel when the SSR arrests Jarvis and a secret is revealed, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Kyle Bornheimer as Agent Ray Krzeminski, Meagan Fay as Miriam Fry, Patrick Smith as Agent Wallace, Alexander Carroll as Agent Yauch, Rob Mars as Jerome Zandow, Lesley Boone as Rose, Benita Robledo as Carol, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Laura Coover as Molly, Tim James as Jimmy, Paul Roache as building manager, Christie Lynn Herring as prostitute and Rick Steadman as automat customer.

For more information on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” visit www.abc.go.com/marvels-agent-carter

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24 comments:

  1. How cool that you got to visit the set and interview Hayley! I am definitely looking forward to this show!

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  2. What an amazing experience. I love all of the photos!

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  3. This looks like a cool opportunity for a fan. My hubby would love it.

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  4. I actually saw the commercial for Marvel's Agent Carter just a few minutes ago and I'm looking forward to seeing it. It's great to see a woman kick butt the way she does. :)

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  5. How awesome. This looks looks like quite the experience. I would love to be able to do something like this, how fun!

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  6. What a fun trip. Such an amazing experience! I am glad you were invited to attend. Looking out for Agent Carter!

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  7. So amazing. I love the style of clothes from that time and can't wait to watch!

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  8. Great interview. Sounds like an amazing experience. I'll be on the look out for Agent Carter.

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  9. Wow that is so cool that you got to go and tour and interview Hayley Atwell! Amazing interview :) x

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  10. How neat is this! I watched the Agent Carter premier last week and really enjoyed it.

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  11. What a fun experience. This is once in a life time and it's cool that you got to see the production area.

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  12. I love that show as much as I loved Agent's of Shield. What a great experience you had.

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  13. Oh boy my husband would love this,, he is a huge Marvel fan! What an awesome experience!

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  14. Pretty cool. It is always so fun to chat with real life actors. Amber N

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  15. These are some great photos. I am jealous... what an amazing time!

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  16. what a wonderful event you had attended too - i love it when I get to see interviews like this because I learn more about things. :) lovely opportunity you had.

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  17. So awesome and lucky you got to go on the set, I am so jealous!

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  18. I loved all the photos. Amazing experience!

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  19. How fun I would of loved to do this.Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I missed the premiere but it looks like an amazing show. What fun you must have had getting to do this! Lucky you!

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  21. I love to visit places that make you feel like you've stepped back in time. It sounds really nice!

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  22. Oh my! I love the new Agent Carter series and I saw her interviewed on television too. She seems like such a nice woman. I love the idea of dresing like that everyday, but as a SAHM, it's just not practical right now. LOL!

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  23. I have seen a commercial for Agent Carter. I am hoping to catch up with the series on On Demand.

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  24. You know, I kept seeing that commercial and didn't realize where it started from. I might just have to watch it! Lol

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