With ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ the actress adds another sure-to-be smash to her resume.
VanCamp never expected to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I came into the process very late in the game — I don’t think anyone thought of me,” she recalls of her first audition for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, back in early 2013. “To me, it was a long shot and I didn’t think it was going to happen. Then I got the call that they wanted to move forward with me, and I was just delighted.”
It’s been eight years, and 14 Marvel movies, since. On Friday, the actress will reprise her role as Sharon Carter for the third time in the new Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel’s second foray into streaming series, following this year’s smash hit Wandavision. The show will be Carter’s first appearance in the MCU since 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and picks up where we last found the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent: on the run.
Speaking over the phone a few days before the show’s premiere, VanCamp says that she first got the pitch for the show back in 2019. “The answer is always yes,” she says. “[With MCU], you’re not sitting around holding your breath, because there are so many moving parts, especially with streaming now. You never know where they want to slot you in to these big stories and ideas. It’s always fun when you do get the call.”
“It’s bananas,” she continues. “It’s like the gift that keeps on giving. These characters are so much fun, and everyone involved is incredible. You feel like you’re a part of this big ol’ family.” As a veteran of the franchise, VanCamp is well-versed in the act of talking about her latest project without talking too much about her latest project. Here’s what she can share for now: “This time around we get to see another side of her, and that made it even more interesting,” she says. “Sam and Bucky are characters that are really loved in the universe but never got that much screen time, so exploring their relationship and dynamic is really nice to watch.”
A television mainstay since her teens, Emily VanCamp’s career has been marked by multiseason runs on “Everwood,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Revenge,” and “The Resident.” Now, she’s reprising a familiar role—Sharon Carter—for Disney+’s latest Marvel series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” offering audiences a glimpse into what the former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been up to since 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
As a kid, you studied ballet. When did you pivot from dance to acting?
I was studying ballet in Montreal, and I started taking an acting class for fun on the weekends. It just became my safe zone, the thing that I looked forward to every week. Ballet became this rigorous training and stopped feeling so much like a creative process and more like a job, whereas this acting class that I was going to, I felt vibed every time I left. I got an agent and started doing little things in Montreal. Then, once I realized that I could actually do it for a living, it just was so clear. When you’re young, especially, big life decisions are much easier because there’s less at stake. I just decided that was it with ballet. I wanted to focus all my energy on acting.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Especially when I was younger, I had a tendency to be incredibly hard on myself. That can be really limiting. Looking back as a grown-up now, I would say: Stop being so hard on yourself! Let yourself play; let yourself fail. Those are the most important things in any creative environment—or, really, anything you put your mind to. You have to allow yourself to fail. I had this very bad relationship with failure, and probably still do, to an extent, but I recognize it now…. That’s all part of starting really young, too. You have to learn and grow through the process. In a sense, that’s your experience [and] your schooling. For me, it was learning on the job constantly and just trying to grow.
Emily was a guest on the podcast “Happy Sad Confused” hosted by Josh Horowitz. The episode was released today on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. I’ve embedded both players below but a note that it IS the same episode – just on different platforms for you all in case you have a preference. Em comes in around the 8:00 minute mark. From then on, it’s a glorious 40 minute interview in which she talks her early years, how she came to be in the MCU, her comfort movies, and much more. It was super lovely to listen to. Check it out below!
It sounds funny to call a young actor like Emily VanCamp a television veteran but a quick glance at her IMDB proves it! She’s wracked up hundreds of hours of television and she’s just getting started. On this, her first visit to the podcast, she talks about her journey with Marvel, from landing the role of Sharon Carter to her return on “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. Plus she goes deep on her favorite comfort movie, one of Nancy Meyer’s best, “It’s Complicated”!
Hey, Revengers! We are just 5 days away from the virtual Revenge Reunion that will take place. Here’s a summary of who has been announced as guests for the reunion so far:
– Emily VanCamp (Emily Thorne / Amanda Clarke)
– Josh Bowman (Daniel Grayson)
– Nick Wechsler (Jack Porter)
– Barry Sloane (Aiden Mathis)
– Connor Paolo (Declan Porter)
– Karine Vanasse (Margaux LeMarchal)
– Margarita Levieva (Amanda Clarke)
Be sure to get your tickets (they’re free!) and join me and other Revengers this Sunday, March 21st at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET. Hope to see you there!
The Sharon Carter episode of Marvel Studios: Legends has been officially released on Disney+! It dropped earlier today, March 12th. The show recaps certain character histories in the MCU. This week, episodes for Sharon and Zemo were released. Sharon joins the ranks of Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Wanda Maximoff and Vision, whose episodes were released prior to today.
“LEGENDS recounts how Agent Sharon Carter risked all for Steve Rogers, doing what she knew was right.”
If you have Disney+, follow these instructions:
1) Go to the Marvel section
2) Scroll down to Marvel Live Action Series and Specials
3) Click on Marvel Studios: Legends
4) The Sharon special is episode 6. Enjoy!
2 new promotional spots for “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” were posted on the official Twitter account for the show earlier today. Nice to see Sharon getting the attention she deserves! ♥ We’re less than 2 weeks away, people!
The 1st I can’t seem to embed here since it’s an advertising spot that goes to Disney+ rather than playing the media. So, I’ll link it – click here to watch it – you should be able to in the Twitter app directly. The image preview in this post is from it!
Here’s the 2nd one below:
— The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (@falconandwinter) March 7, 2021
Source: LA Confidential
Actress Emily VanCamp Weighs In On What’s Changing In Hollywood
Starring in both Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Fox’s The Resident, Emily VanCamp weighs in on what’s changing in Hollywood.
Amid the global pandemic, cast and crew members throughout Hollywood are pivoting in the face of new filmmaking realities. It’s challenging enough for one production. For Emily VanCamp, try two different projects at once.
Living and working in Atlanta, VanCamp stars in two separate television series: the Fox medical drama The Resident, currently embarking on its fourth season, and Disney+’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the streaming service’s second program set within the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe. Originally, it was meant to be the first Marvel show on Disney+; those plans changed due to COVID-19, pushing the series’ release to March 19.
“I kind of went from filming two shows to nothing,” VanCamp says about working on not only the top-secret Marvel project but also The Resident during this time. “Then in September, straight back to filming two shows again. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but a welcome whirlwind.”
Now, following the success of Marvel’s Disney+ series WandaVision, VanCamp stands ready to bring more action and adventure to fans of the highest-grossing cinematic universe in history. In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, VanCamp reprises her role as Sharon Carter, an espionage agent descended from Captain America’s long-lost love, Peggy Carter. According to VanCamp, viewers won’t miss a beat when the adventures of Carter, as well as those of Anthony Mackie’s and Sebastian Stan’s titular Falcon and Winter Soldier, move to shorter-form episodic storytelling.
The virtual Revenge Reunion has officially confirmed the brand new date for the event! It will now be taking place on Sunday, March 21st at 6:00 PM Central Time. See their announcement below:
The new date for the Revenge Reunion is March 21st! As new cast members decide to participate in the event, we will post on social media AND all official announcements will be made on http://revengereunion.com
Want to attend? Tickets to the reunion are FREE! Click here to get yours.
Once again, I’d like to remind everyone that add-ons such as personalized autographs and videos from the cast (yes, Emily included!) are available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds raised will go towards benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital ♥