Hayley Atwell, who played Agent Peggy Carter in the first two “Captain America” movies and on an ABC drama, thinks Steve Rogers kissing Sharon Carter in “Civil War” was not only “disrespectful,” but “incestuous” as well.
“Well, first of all she’d be turning over in her grave,” Atwell said at a Dallas Comic Con Fan Expo, according to IGN. “She’d be like ‘no.’ And she’d inject herself with the blue serum and become a super villain. She’d break out of her coffin and ground [Sharon]. She’d ground her. Then she’d kick Steve’s ass as well.”
Sharon (Emily VanCamp), a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who went undercover to monitor Rogers in “Winter Soldier” — where the sexual tension between the characters began — is Peggy’s niece, and finally locks lips with America’s first Avenger after Peggy passes away.
“I just feel that, you know – I wouldn’t want to date my great aunt’s guy,” Atwell said. “It just feels like it crosses an incestuous boundary. And Peggy just died. That’s even more disrespectful, right? It’s like, ‘don’t touch that. You can’t tap that!'”
Atwell also weighed in on major comic book news: Captain America has been secretly working for evil organization Hydra all along.
“[Peggy would] want the best for her and she’d want her dating a good guy,” she added. “And now with this whole ‘Hail Hydra’ business, I don’t know if Steve’s good enough for her. So on all levels, it’s just a big fat no.”
Sharon Carter was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and worked undercover as Captain America’s neighbor under the orders of Nick Fury. After the Hydra Uprising, she left S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a member of the CIA.