‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’: Did Emily VanCamp Play Sharon Carter in ‘Captain America’?

Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp hasn’t been a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe the same way that Nick Fury or JARVIS/Vision is. Still, her presence in the Captain America story is as vital as anyone else’s.

As Peggy Carter’s niece, Agent 13, also known as Sharon, has fought by Captain America’s side for two movies and continued her aunt’s legacy. With Cap out of the picture, Sharon’s journey is just beginning and will continue in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. 

Sharon Carter in the MCU

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According to ScreenCrush, Sharon was first planned to be a part of Agents of SHIELD, but scheduling conflicts made this a pipe dream. However, she still got to show off her chops in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Starting as Agent 13, it took until Peggy’s funeral for Steve Rogers to realize what kind of connection he already had with her.

Part of the SHIELD bloodline and the closest thing he has to a blood relative or friend outside of Bucky helps to forge a relationship that grows less romantic and more based on respect. 

Whether hunting down Bucky or involving herself in the ensuing Civil War, Sharon is not a supersoldier the same way Captain America is, nor is she someone with a costly suit. More in tune with Black Widow, Carter gets by on her skills, brains, and standing with SHIELD to get ahead. Unfortunately, her role is yet to be fleshed out.

Emily VanCamp in the MCU

Emily VanCamp | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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In a series of quotes compiled by Sahm Reviews, VanCamp spoke about what makes her character so special and unique instead of the superpowered people all around her. 

“What I love about Sharon is her moral compass,” she told a group of fans. “I think she has a really strong moral compass and I think that’s what her and Steve initially sort of identify with each other…I love a girl with a strong moral compass and a lot of integrity and I think she really has that…you see her struggle with that within this film because she’s battling her work and her loyalty to her work.”

In another interview, VanCamp also commented on women’s role in the MCU and how it has changed since the early stages. While it technically only took until the second Iron Man movie to introduce a female hero,

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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