The inevitable smooch between Steve Rogers and Agent 13 in Captain America: Civil War was met by claps and cheers from Cap's buddies. However, there's one member of the MCU who isn't happy about that kiss at all - Hayley Atwell. As Cap's wartime paramour Peggy Carter, it's understandable the actress is a bit irked by his liplock. Why should it matter? Agent 13 is Sharon Carter, Peggy's great-niece.
"Well, first of all she'd be turning over in her grave," Atwell told reporters, a smile plastered across her chops. "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."
"I just feel that, you know - I wouldn't want to date my great aunt's guy," she goes on to say. "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!"
It's hard to argue that Cap and Sharon's embrace came rather quickly after Peggy's funeral. That sombre moment in Civil War was when Cap learned of Agent 13's connection to his former love, so you'd think he might honor her by not striking up a romance with her niece. But, we can't stay mad at Cap for too long. The guy did spend decades buried in ice in an effort to save people's lives. Doesn't he deserve happiness?
In light of Cap's recent comic book 180, Atwell adds that Peggy would likely be pretty protective over her niece. "She'd want the best for her and she'd want her dating a good guy...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."
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