Marvel’s Agent Carter has returned to the screen with Season 2! it stars the lovely Hayley Atwell as the title character – so here goes my Woman Crush Wednesday.
I was first introduced to Hayley through the role of Agent Carter. I’m going to be honest, the first time I watched the Phase 1 Marvel movies (The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor) was kind of spotty up until Avengers and I remembered liking her at the time but didn’t remember her much later. But then I watched Season 1 of Agent Carter and fell hard.
Specifically, definitely remembered and enjoyed this part.
Hayley played a strong, complex character. Someone who has moved on in life but is still suffering from a painful loss. A woman who is emotional enough to cry at the death of a friend but hard enough to get the job done. A woman who demands respect in a time period when she was not given any. Hayley provided an absolutely captivating performance and made the rewatch of Captain America heartbreaking.
Then … I got to Hayley’s social media.
Perhaps one of the best things to happen on the internet is a Dubsmash war between the casts of Agent Carter and Agents of Shield, which started during San Diego Comic Con 2015. This escalated into a huge charity fundraiser which raised thousands of dollars for Stomp Out Bullying and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
I mean, how can you not love this epicness??? Hayley is also just a goofball in general. For example, Chris Evans has a habit of grabbing people’s boobs, so one day, so one day Hayley decided he deserved a taste of his own medicine. And we were all jealous.
Full disclosure, a small part of my crush has to do with the fact that I’ve been told I look like her and her costume is fairly easy to cosplay:
Here’s to Hayley Atwell – the kickass British woman who stole our Marvel fangirl hearts and gave us someone without superpowers to cheer on and brought to life a powerful, complex female character!
Who is YOUR WCW?