Cobie Smulders Talks AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. And Whether She Wants A Full-Time Role

The How I Met Your Mother star shares her thoughts on whether that series ending means she could become a permanent fixture on ABC and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what it was like to work with Joss Whedon and his team. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/6/2013

"I'm up for it, it's just a matter of the direction that they decide to go with the show," Cobie Smulders told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview when asked whether or not she will feature as 'Maria Hill' in more than just the pilot of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.. "I don't know how much they'll be at the Command Center and how much they need me around. If it works out organically with the story line, then I'd be happy to come in but I truly don't know." However, the actress - who will also appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and presumably The Avengers 2 - doesn't seem all that interesting in returning full-time to the small screen once her How I Met Your Mother commitments end. "It's hard to say. I'm planning a big move to New York, so that's a pretty huge factor in doing another series in Los Angeles," she says. "This is the joy and the terror of coming off of a show after nine years: What should I do, what should I not do?! If the right project comes along, of course I'd return to TV. But I'd like to focus in film and on theater right now." As for working with Joss Whedon and his team, Smulders added: "I was so excited to work with Joss again and to meet his brother, Jed and his wife Maurissa and get to hang out with them again," she says of filming the SHIELD pilot. "They're all geniuses. Joss sent me my scenes and it was so great to see this character interacting in a different way and to basically get to tell the world that Coulson is 'alive' and back with a TV show where you can watch him every week. I was excited about that more than anything."
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ksommer - 8/6/2013, 1:49 PM
Doesn't sound like she wants to be in it. I hope they bring her in more down the road.
Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 8/6/2013, 1:49 PM
This show still looks like shit
fettastic - 8/6/2013, 1:49 PM
"Yeah sorry but Ima move to New York so.....can't do your little TV show."
NicolasCage1 - 8/6/2013, 1:50 PM
MisterNiceGuy - 8/6/2013, 1:50 PM
Ill give it a few episodes
BackwardGalaxy - 8/6/2013, 1:51 PM
Not a huge fan of her work, but she seems nice enough and says all the right things.
Minato - 8/6/2013, 1:51 PM
She can get a full time role on ** *****.
localman22 - 8/6/2013, 1:52 PM
I thought Cobie did a nice job with Maria Hill in Avengers, and I would love to see her in Agents of Shield. However, what might work best is to have her make an occasional appearance but not be a regular.
SpectacularJoShFest - 8/6/2013, 1:52 PM
Until How I Met Your Mother is over she kind of...can't do it..
Dunejedi - 8/6/2013, 1:58 PM
Let her toil in obscurity for a few years chasing after the actor's delusions of grandeur. She's capable enough for TV and a limited supporting role in movies, but I don't see anything in her that would propel her to any height. She just doesn't have the presence. Good luck, though.
Pontius888 - 8/6/2013, 1:59 PM
What about Robin in HIMYM?
BritishMonkey - 8/6/2013, 2:00 PM
Should've been Morena Baccarin as Maria. Oh well, what to do.
thewonderer - 8/6/2013, 2:02 PM
She was shit in Avengers
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/6/2013, 2:03 PM
boring
DrDoom - 8/6/2013, 2:04 PM
SHIELD show is a waste of time
malreyn - 8/6/2013, 2:06 PM
I'd like to see her in a recurring role, but she doesn't need to be a part of the regular cast.
CherryBomb - 8/6/2013, 2:10 PM
They should've really focused on Cobie coming back rather than Coulson.
Cobie was BAD ASS in Avengers.
charlie2094 - 8/6/2013, 2:17 PM
Show looks great, be awesome to see more of Cobie as Maria in it. Really think this show will rock, anyone who expected something like "Heroes for Hire" on a tv budget, and as Marvel Studios first ever tv venture were kidding themselves.
SuperDude001 - 8/6/2013, 2:19 PM
Hmm I hope more Hill on the show. Tbh I encourage her to go for a movie career, but really all the film she's already done seems her agent pretty much takes what they can get. I mean Avengers was a big score but apart from that nothing much great, and How I Met Your Mother is going downhill (so geuss that could be a positive since it's ending)
agentmi5 - 8/6/2013, 2:21 PM
I said before if Maria Hill is a full time role, i will watch, otherwise not.
CherryBomb - 8/6/2013, 2:23 PM
No no no.
Emily Blunt is Wasp.






Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 8/6/2013, 2:26 PM


Adam Sandler is Wasp
Rogers - 8/6/2013, 2:30 PM
JettJagguarrr - 8/6/2013, 2:34 PM
cobie smulders photo: Cobie Smulders cs.png
marvel72 - 8/6/2013, 2:38 PM
didn't like her as maria hill,should of cast someone better.
NBAfanaddict - 8/6/2013, 2:50 PM
Nic Cage just won the internet.
HelaGood - 8/6/2013, 2:50 PM
good on How I Met Your Mother

weakest link in The Avengers
HelaGood - 8/6/2013, 2:51 PM
still not sure how she got that role, especially since Joss is VERY GOOD at picking ass-kicking women. cobie is not one of those.
BIGBMH - 8/6/2013, 2:53 PM
I think she'll be happy to have a recurring role so she can be a part of it but have her freedom to do other things.
BritishMonkey - 8/6/2013, 2:59 PM
@Batz Also good.

@CherryBomb Emily Blunt was going to be Black Widow but John Krasinski got turned down for Captain America she turned down Black Widow. So seemed like a case of "Aww my husband won't be involved? Then I don't want to be either"
fettastic - 8/6/2013, 3:05 PM
This show will be a combination of Buffy and CSI in all liklihood. A LOT of running time with people standing around talking bullshit in those crappy-assed uniforms with their iron-on SHIELD patches.

Or to put it another way, I'm a bit skeptical.
CherryBomb - 8/6/2013, 3:11 PM
@BritishMonkey you obviously have no idea what happened. She was all set for the movie but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts with (the crappy) Guillivers Travels. You can't help scheduling conflicts.
SuperSam - 8/6/2013, 3:19 PM
What a sexy thread.
DaVinci31 - 8/6/2013, 3:28 PM
Has no one heard the great NEWS?!

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php?readmore=13743#comments
oldschoolavenger98 - 8/6/2013, 3:36 PM
gusto the troll
EpitomeofAwesome - 8/6/2013, 3:44 PM
I always saw Maria Hill as a downer
CherryBomb - 8/6/2013, 3:52 PM
@Django & Gusto

Well nobody bad mouths Emily Blunt to me!! ;)
SnapperCarr - 8/6/2013, 5:29 PM
This thread makes me want to gag.
mgeoff88 - 8/6/2013, 6:27 PM
It sounds like after doing HIMYM for so many years, she wants to take a break from doing TV shows for awhile to focus on branching out more with movies and theater.

That would be awesome if she signed on full-time as Maria Hill on AOS, but if she doesn't, it's understandable.
robbo1701 - 8/6/2013, 7:20 PM
I think her doing porn is a fantastic idea. Maybe Ron Jeremy can convince her with his hairy chest or just get gusto and his wagon some black tape and an address
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