Hayley Atwell in Esquire Magazine August 2011 talks Captain America: The First Avenger. Hayley Atwell from Captain America: The First Avenger talks in Esquire Magazine August 2011 talks about meeting Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston to play Peggy Carter, Chris Evans‘ chest, Tommy Lee Jones‘ cadence and humor, and Team Atwell.
From Esquire Magazine August 2011, meeting Joe Johnston:
When I met with the director of Captain America, Joe Johnston [out July 22], I hadn’t seen the script, and I had to go meet him, and we spoke for like an hour. With a lot of those big films, they’ll do that instead of an audition — and I prefer them, because I love a chat. I’ve found the messier the meeting gets, the more successful. You vomit on someone’s shirt, it’s probably going to work in your favor. Because you shared something: an intimate moment of drunken behavior.
Chris Evans’ chest:
When Chris Evans first took his shirt off on the set of Captain America, I just instinctively grabbed his man boob. They kept it in the film. So we did a couple of takes of me being really inappropriate with my hand on his pec for the duration of the scene.
Tommy Lee Jones:
Tommy Lee Jones [who plays an American military officer in Captain America] is really scary. Because he’ll take his time answering a question. It feels like he’s ignored you. He does it long enough for you to feel completely humiliated. I said hello to him and then there was a long pause and then he said, “Do you like opera?” He’s got a very, very dry sense of humor.
Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix. But I don’t know, really. The Atwell team is like, Let’s just wait and see… I love how I call them Team Atwell because each of them works with fifty other people as well. Sometimes they forget who I am. I was on the phone with a member of Team Atwell once, and we chatted for like half an hour and he said, “I really loved you in that film.” And I said, “I wasn’t in that film.” Team Atwell doesn’t even know who Hayley Atwell is.
Captain America: The First Avenger’s plot synopsis: “The year is 1942. Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the NAZI’S in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract.”
Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson.
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