Jaimie Alexander Talks AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. And Teases Lady Sif’s Future
Tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. features its biggest guest star since Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury popped up at the end of the second episode. Jaimie Alexander will be appearing throughout the entire story as Thor and Thor: The Dark World‘s Lady Sif. The Asgardian warrior has been sent to Midgard to retrieve the villainous Lorelei (Elena Satine). Her mission aligns with that of Coulson‘s ragtag band of agents, so they team up to take down Amora the Enchantress’ little sister . Ahead of tonight’s broadcast, Alexander has been making the rounds teasing the episode and what the future may hold for Lady Sif.
Speaking with IGN, Alexander was asked about the incident that brings Sif to earth. We saw a little teaser of that in last week’s post-credits scene, but the actress expands on the inciting incident:
Sif has been sent to retrieve Lorelei. I think something that’s great about Sif is that she’s very respectful of other worlds and realms. She enlists the help of the Agents of SHIELD, because she’s on their planet and on their territory. She doesn’t people to get hurt. She wants to keep the damage minimal, so she enlists their help, and that’s how they all team up together for the episode.
Alexander said that she is friends with Clark Gregg, and the SHIELD leading man asked her if she’d be interested in appearing on the show while they were chatting at a party. A few weeks later Marvel actually called about the crossover, so Alexander figured Gregg had been sent to butter her up, though she says she didn’t need to be buttered up because she was thrilled to appear. While the two actors are friends in real life, Coulson and Sif haven’t had much interaction, they do know about one another. That led to a question on whether or not Sif would be curious about Coulson‘s death since it effected the team, especially Thor, so much. The actress teased that answer by saying “You know, I will say that it is addressed, but I can’t tell you how or why. So… there we go! You will find out on Tuesday!“
With Sif handing over the Aether to The Collector at the end of The Dark World and now showing up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., she’s staying pretty busy in the Marvel Unvierse. Alexander says that Sif is just the go-to girl for all the big jobs:
Yeah, she’s definitely keeping busy. I think that out of all of Asgard, if they need something done, they’re like, “Get Sif! She’ll do it. We’ll send her to whatever realm” — Vanaheim or Niflheim or something. I’m their go-to. [Laughs] As it should be! What’s that saying? “If you want to talk about something being done, ask a man, but if you want something done, ask a woman.”
With Sif staying busy, there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing more of her adventures in the future. Alexander was asked if she’d like to explore more of Sif‘s story on TV or in film, and the actress admitted she was very eager to do it. She tells ComicBookResources:
I’m game if they are game. I had such a great experience. If time allows, I would definitely return.
I would like to explore more of Lady Sif’s relationships and go in deeper with the Warriors Three and her, Thor and her, and even Loki and her. I think it would be a really neat thing to see a little bit of history played out or a bit of background story. And, of course, most people agree it would be really epic to see a Lady Loki. It would be so much fun and the sky would be the limit with that.
The actress thinks her appearance on tonight’s S.H.I.E.L.D. may be the start of something great. She mentioned that she hopes guest stars connected to the movies start turning up more frequently because “it just creates this world we so desperately want to see.” As for whether she may interact with some other character we haven’t seen any Asgardians meet, she says “I have to say, all of Marvel, they don’t do anything without a very strong purpose, so there’s always going to be a payoff to everything that happens. I’ll just leave you with that.” Alexander is a fan-favorite and she’s one of the strongest female characters Marvel has. Hopefully we see a lot more of her adventures on the big and small screen. What do you think about her comments? Where would you like to see Sif next?
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