Mary Elizabeth Winstead Recalls Losing ‘Maria Hill’ Role In THE AVENGERS

Ultimately expressing her uncertainty for signing a multi-picture blockbuster deal like she nearly did for Marvel's The Avengers, Mary Elizabeth Winstead indirectly discusses losing the ‘Maria Hill’ role!

Just days prior to yesterday’s reveal that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is back on Marvel’s radar for the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the actress was questioned about a past Marvel role she was reportedly vying for. While Marvel's The Avengers' cinematic debut of Maria Hill was portrayed by Cobie Smulders, Winstead was actually among actresses on a shortlist for the role last year. And during a Q&A earlier this week with MovieLine about her recent comedy-drama Smashed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead was asked precisely about the many blockbusters she has passed on, namely The Avengers, and if she has any desires to be a “blockbuster star.”

“Yeah, I mean, it’s funny, because some of those roles — well, the majority of them, I was just plain passed over for them [Laughs] — but some of them I actually chose not to do as well because I don’t really just want to be the blockbuster star, and I don’t necessarily want to sign onto seven films in a role that I’m not really passionate about. That’s actually happened several times as well, where in the news it sort of seems like, ‘Oh, she lost the part,’ but in reality, it just falls apart in the negotiation process and you realize that this isn’t really something I’m passionate enough about to agree to ‘X, X, and X,’ and sign the contract on. [Laughs] So that’s happened a bunch, too. Because I do really want to do films like this. That’s the majority of stuff I want to do. But unfortunately, you don’t get paid to do films like this! [Laughs] You get enough to go to a nice dinner. That’s basically the money that you get paid. So you do have to think about your career and making a living and how you’re going to do that. Going forward, I would love to work with directors like Rian Johnson and Joss Whedon; people like that who are doing big films but do have really independent voices. That’s kind of what I want to focus on, is always working with people with at least an independent point of view, even if it’s not an independent film.”

The undisclosed role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is reportedly a front-runner for is strongly believed to be S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13, AKA Sharon Carter. And if she does win the role over actresses previously named, she would be reunited with her Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World ex-boyfriend co-star, Chris Evans. However, with this interview, which was conducted last Wednesday, do you think she'll accept?


Special thanks to user Spider-Man Luvr28 for the heads up.



Described as a political thriller, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated film “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

Starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joe Russo & Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “Captain America” first published in 1941 and a comics institution ever since. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. And in addition, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and the untitled “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015.

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