Cobie Smulders Talks The Avengers, Joss Whedon And 'Maria Hill' Preparations!

Nothing much revealing, but Cobie Smulders discusses how many 'Maria Hill' film appearances shes signed on for, training & praise for The Avengers director Joss Whedon.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/23/2011


Appearing on the latest How I Met Your Mother podcast episode, actress Cobie Smulders discussed her 'Maria Hill' role in Marvel Studios' summer blockbuster The Avengers, her multi-picture deal, and ultimate praise for director Joss Whedon. Although it's nothing much revealing, check out what she says below.

On how many Marvel movies she's signed up for...
"Plus this one, seven more I think. This doesn't mean I'm doing seven films - just means if they like me, then they'll have me on more."

On any surprises working on a film of this size...
"Yes, everything. I had no idea what it was gonna be like at all. I was so happy to see a friendly face in Joss Whedon because I know him socially. - But [the film] was huge; the magnitude of it. I mean, just the amount of people it takes to make a film like this and move out to Albuquerque, New Mexico; People were working on the movie almost seven months before I arrived there."

On what it's like working with Joss Whedon again...
"A dream. It was very handy to work with him because I was very intimated. There were a lot of extremely talented, very famous, people working on this film. And I felt very green. And he was so kind to me and I really feel he brought out the best in me performance wise. I really went in there going like, 'I will do whatever you want me to do Sir.'"

On training for the none-physically demanding role...
"I hired this amazing black-ops trainer to teach me how to hold a gun, take me to a shooting range, how to hit, how to hold myself, how to walk and basically how to look. I don't do a ton of fighting in the movie, which is why I wasn't offered a trainer, but I wanted to look like I had the ability to. And I really just got down and dirty with the character, but then I finally went on set; when you're about to roll, all the "blubbity blue" you've been working on kind of messes with. And you become a little bit detached."


Something else I found rather cool in the interview was Cobie somewhat explaining the character's background. For instance, she noted that Maria Hill was from Chicago in the comics, and evidently in the film. And before the cameras began rolling, she thought about how a Chicagoan would act, and how she could incorporate that in her performance. Anyhow, like I said, it's nothing much.


Marvel's The Avengers picks up when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. And Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With director Joss Whedon at it's helm, and an ensemble cast including Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor Odinson), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), Clark Gregg (Agt. Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), with Tom Hiddleston (Loki Laufeyson), and Stellan Skarsgard (Professor Erik Selvig), the film releases worldwide May 4, 2012!

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LucasMend - 9/23/2011, 6:42 PM
8 movies, holy shit
JoshWilding - 9/23/2011, 6:52 PM
Great actress. Wonder if we'll see something like this in The Avengers ? ;D

TayDee - 9/23/2011, 7:08 PM
8 movies, thats a random number, I wonder what they're all for
AlSimmons - 9/23/2011, 7:20 PM
Avengers, Thor 2, Iron Man 3, Cap 2, Avengers 2, possible Hulk, Doc Strange, Ant-man, Black Panther movies?
impenn8 - 9/23/2011, 7:22 PM
damn, 8 movies? lol looks like marvel is going all out on this one, lets hope robert downey jr. signs on for 3 more films after IR3
Ashdm - 9/23/2011, 9:11 PM
Got a feeling they're gonna get rid of SLJ and promote Maria Hill to head of SHIELD, it'd be more cost effective for them and everyone's reacted well to Coulson's position in the franchise. I don't think Marvel need big characters for supporting roles.
Akkhar - 9/23/2011, 9:37 PM
She is not replacing or getting rid of any one ! Damn Guys ! SLJ & Clark Gregg both signed up for a multiple film deal as the character with Marvel Studios and also Cobie !
Good Luck Cobie ! :)
MercWitaMouth88 - 9/23/2011, 9:39 PM
She is a extremely underrated actress. She really hasnt done anything besides HIMYM and she is overshadowed by NPH and jason segel and that chick who said she put a flute up her lady parts.

I cant wait to see what she does with her character and what she does in the S.H.I.E.L.D movie. That was already confirmed I believe. She would have to be in that.
Altair - 9/23/2011, 9:44 PM
Hot.
Altair - 9/23/2011, 9:45 PM
Just wanted to establish that.
patriautism - 9/23/2011, 9:47 PM
It looks like Shield is going to be a big part of Marvels cinematic future.
She needs to play Maria in at least one porn parody too!

Yowza!
superpooper - 9/23/2011, 10:44 PM
Wow. That's some overbite on that broad. Still cute as hell though.
fattieacid - 9/23/2011, 10:52 PM
Hey! Here's My Exclusive Interview With the Sexy Cobie Smulders!!!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3eDeRRxHx8
MatioShack - 9/23/2011, 11:17 PM
Akkhar: I don't know anything for sure man, but that sounds reasonable. She did replace Fury in the comics, and I'm sure she's not getting paid SLJ money. Plus, you gotta figure SLJ is coming close to the end of his deal. He's already been in four movies, and Avengers will be five.
EarOne - 9/24/2011, 1:04 AM
man, she's just GORGEOUS. and don't she and Hemsworth make a great looking couple. but, then again mrs. H is also HOT (forgot her name...she's in Fast 5, as the brazilian chick cop). i can't wait to see cobie as maria hill.
Jefferys - 9/24/2011, 2:49 AM
I can see her being a Nick Fury jr and doing all the thing that Fury wouldn't want to do, basically a second Coulson maybe. But wow, eight films, she must feel glorified.
marvel72 - 9/24/2011, 4:10 AM
8 more marvel studio's movies...............excellent.
MissMystique - 9/24/2011, 5:24 AM
CSmulds > ScarJo

She is really funny in HIMYM, love her:)
jjmeylar - 9/24/2011, 7:21 AM
I love that she doesn't do much fighting. She's meant to stand there and complain.
RacerREX - 9/24/2011, 7:34 AM
I would give Cobie some beef.
Scion - 9/24/2011, 7:45 AM
She's very pretty on HIMYM ...BUT... that's with a cast dominated mostly by below average looking people. Outside of that element, I can't see her be as hot as people think she is.
LordHuck - 9/24/2011, 9:45 AM
Scion

Below average looking? The entire main cast is above average looking. Have you ever looked out on a public sidewalk?
Scion - 9/24/2011, 12:28 PM
Alyson Hannigan is cute at best, that's about it. I've never cought myself lusting over her ever. Cute at best. Josh Radnor and Jason Segel as guys are not good looking at all. On that show she is definitely better looking than all three put together. I'm just saying that next to someone else she might not shine so bright.
Moonwalker1991 - 9/24/2011, 3:35 PM
Damn, she fine.
ChairLegofTruth - 9/24/2011, 7:28 PM
Was gonna try and say something intelligent but damn she is hot, perfect for maria hill as long as she can pull off looking tough.
dancingmonkey08 - 9/26/2011, 5:31 PM
more Cobie Smulders, YES PLEASE

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