Amy Acker On Her AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Role As Coulson’s Cellist Lady Love
“The Cellist” is one of the most mysterious Marvel movie characters to date, and she doesn’t even have any powers. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) mentioned he was seeing a cellist from Portland in The Avengers, but we didn’t have much time to linger on that considering all the aliens invading and Coulson dying stuff that was happening during the film. Coulson‘s lady love was mentioned again in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. when our hero was kidnapped by the villainous Centipede. Just the other day it was announced that Joss Whedon alumn Amy Acker had been cast in the role of the musical lady and would be making a special appearance during the April 22nd episode. Well now Acker has talked a little about her role and we’ve gotten our first official look at Audrey.
Speaking with Marvel.Com about her role, the actress described how the opportunity came about and what drew her to the character with a strong connection to Coulson:
Well, I have been bugging [them] and just saying how I love working with all of them. Jed [Whedon] and Maurissa [Tancharoen produced] “Dollhouse,” and obviously I would kill to do anything with Clark. I think he’s so great. I have been dropping not so subtle hints that I would like to work with them and then they called me and asked if I might be available. It kind of worked out perfectly when I had a couple of days off. It was nice. It didn’t look like it was going to happen and then everything came together.
I think one of the things that was so interesting about the role is that she has this backstory and she has been talked about in the TV show as well as the movie and you knew that she was someone important to him and, therefore, to everyone and, as an audience member, important to me. I was curious to see who they were going to cast as that person, never actually thinking it was going to be me. [laughs] But [I was] just excited to see how that storyline would play out. So when Clark called me personally and said how important this role was to him, that it [needed to be] cast with the right person, it was very flattering that he thought that I was that person.
Along with the discussion, which you can read in full by clicking the source link below, Marvel unveiled our first look at Audrey the cellist. As for whether the role will be a one-and-done appearance or something that may develop further on down the road, Acker is remaining mum. She did say that it seems there’s a “glimmer of hope that they may be together again or something like that“ due to the way the episode ends. We’ll just have to wait and see though. What do you think about Audrey?
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Source : MARVEL