Originally Posted by BullMcGiveny
If I'm honest, I'm worried about what some have posited. That she was picked so that she could also star on SHIELD.
Looks wise, she's pretty. But it's kind of a generic kind of pretty.
I don't think that's anything to worry about. I highly doubt Marvel would have given her the role of female lead just so that she could appear on SHIELD... something that as far as I know, hasn't even been rumored. The role she's playing IS a big deal and I'm certain that she would not have been given the part unless she have an audition that impressed them.
Also, and I know that I'm probably going to get flack for this, but as drop dead-sell-your-soul gorgeous as Hayley Atwell was in the first film, when she was first cast, outside of her amazing... um... assets, I thought her looks were somewhat generic. Here is the first picture I saw of her:
Pretty yes, but this picture doesn't even hint at how beautiful she would look in the film. I know Emily VanCamp isn't the hottest girl ever, but she has the kind of physical beauty that looks real and not all "Hollywood". To me, that's a good thing. We won't know what she'll look like in character until we get some set images or official stills. Her being a lesser known actress is also something I'm happy about.
Originally Posted by Majik1387
I also suggest watching her in the movie Carriers. It's the role where she stepped out of the tv scene for me.
Yup, same here. She was extremely good in Carriers... totally different from her character on Revenge. Here's a scene from Carriers that shows that she does have some range and can play a character that's a bit more light hearted: