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Exclusive Interview with Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 #CaptainAmericaEvent

Updated May 15, 2016

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Photo Credit: Coralie Searight of Lovebugs and Postcards

You may know Emily VanCamp from the show Revenge but after this weekend you will know her as Agent 13 (AKA Sharon Carter) in Captain America Civil War. While she kicks some major butt in the film, she is also inspiring young women all over the world. I got a chance to sit down with Emily for an exclusive interview where we talked about her character, “the kiss”, and more.

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Photo Credit: Coralie Searight of Lovebugs and Postcards

On Being a Role Model

Emily VanCamp: It’s amazing to play a kick-ass girl like Sharon or a really tortured version of a woman when I played Emily Thorn, or I just did a film called the Girl in the Book which is much more rooted in reality and much more real. But I also think she in her own way is strong and on her own adventures so I tend to pick characters that have those elements to it.

Emily VanCamp: In terms of being a role model, I know it’s not a responsibility but it’s something that I feel connected to. I have three sisters- I have wonderful women in my life. I want to see girls have the best opportunities they possibly can and if I can inspire that in the tiniest way I don’t see why I wouldn’t.

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Photo Credit: Coralie Searight of Lovebugs and Postcards

Training for the Role

Luckily for Emily she was already in shape from her role in Revenge but took this training to another level. She was a dancer so all that physical activity’s great and sort of helps with the sequences and stuff because ultimately it’s choreography and she hopes to be able to do more of it in future films.


Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal© Marvel 2016

As Agent 13 (AKA Sharon Carter)

Agent 13 will be going down in history after this weekend and we asked what Emily thought of that. She mentions that it is really cool being a part of the Marvel Universe especially with the movies that they’re making and how good they are. “I’m really happy to do it with the people I’m doing it with because everyone’s great and super talented”, says Emily.

Emily VanCamp: These movies could have been very sort of surface level but what I love about Marvel is how they delve into the characters. They sort of give us the freedom to create a version of the character that hopefully the fans will like and it’s a really fun process. So the fact that people love the movies is like an extra bonus.

Some of herself went into her character as Sharon Carter. She loves Sharon’s moral compass and integrity and that is where Sharon and Steve initially sort of identify with each other. Ultimately in the comic books, it led to a very complicated relationship. But there’s gotta be something that sort of brings them together as well as their love of Peggy. I think there’s an initial trust there that maybe he doesn’t have with anyone else and maybe she doesn’t have with anyone else. I think you see her struggle with that within this film because she’s battling her work and her loyalty to her work.

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War..Agent 13/Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..© Marvel 2016

Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..© Marvel 2016

#TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

Emily VanCamp: Well I have to be #TeamCap! The truth is Sharon’s very torn. She’s got this struggle in this movie where she’s like sort of on the sly giving information, but trying to keep her job. So I guess for the viewers it could potentially go either way, but I think for me to say I was anything but Team Cap would be massive problems.

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War L to R: Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Agent 13/Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal © Marvel 2016

Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal
© Marvel 2016

And lastly we asked her about the kiss between Sharon and Captain America and this is what she had to say.

Emily VanCamp: I didn’t even think I was allowed to talk about, but I’m realizing everyone’s seen the film, so I guess I can talk about it. It’s kind of refreshing to see Captain in a more intimate situation and they have chemistry. It was there even in The Winter Soldier, so it’s kind of nice to see it finally happen I would say.

Be sure to take the whole family to see Captain America: Civil War in theaters on 5/6/16.

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Disclosure: Disney provided me with an all expense paid trip to LA to the #CaptainAmericaEvent #JungleBook #ABCTVEvent #AdventuresInBabysitting #TheCatch and #TheFamily event.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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