Interviewing the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron was really an exciting experience. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to sit down at a press junket and participate so I really soaked it all in. Plus, this time I got to interview my favorite avenger Hawkeye. Hawkeye was my favorite avenger in the first Avengers movie probably because he was just a guy and not enhanced at least I don’t think he is. He just has amazing hand eye coordination with a bow and arrow and that’s pretty awesome in my book. Then in this second movie we learn even more about him and his character making him even more beloved.
Q : I saw you as a great role model for dads. How do you see that in your character?
Jeremy I don’t know. As far as like a role model I don’t know. Those– those are always, uh, hard to talk to. I think you’d have to ask my daughter if, I’m a good daddy role model. I think it’s a– it’s a cool aspect to the character that was brought up. It was brought up actually for the first Avengers, um, but not even nearly as cool because they were gone. And in this one it’s fantastic sort of reveal that, you know, he’s just…. he’s a daddy. And that’s what he fights for ’cause I think it’s a very emotional……for me personally it’s a very emotional thing. I think just in general I think that, uh, audiences can kind of grab on to that.
‘Cause it’s something very real.
Q : I love the, um, scene where you’re like coughing testosterone, you know, um, how was it to film, to be like this awesome woman agent and all men?
Colbie : Um, it’s fun. It’s very fun. Uh, yeah, I mean it’s interesting because people talk about that a lot with these films that there’s few females. And it’s a male driven, film. …..maybe it’s because this is our second one. We all get along so well. I don’t feel that divide, all the guys are really great and nice and, handsome, every single one of them, some more than others.
I mean we have some– we have some strong female– other strong females, Scarlett and now– now Lizzie. And– and it’s just nice seeing more– more women coming into these films.
Jeremy : It’s good for us too.
Colbie : Yeah.
Jeremy : Seriously. I mean I love Hemsworth. But, um, you know– [LAUGHTER]
Q : In the past you said that you thought that you were just gonna be serving coffee in the very beginning. So you’ve been in several movies since then. So how did you feel about entering the role for this movie?
Colbie : Well, I feel like I might still be making coffees. But at Stark Tower there might…….just a really nice espresso machine. So it’s like really fancy coffees. Um, no, I don’t think I’m serving coffees anymore. Um, yeah, it’s– it’s really cool. I mean in the comic books Maria Hill has her own story line. And she’s a very– you know, she’s very smart. She’s very independent. She’s very controlling. Um, and it’s cool to see how, uh, now that this team is sort of under, uh, Tony’s protection and sort of funded by him how that’s working in terms of privatizing security and, um, and her dealing with that.
So it’s fun to– to sort of be a part of the team but also to be like managing everybody as well or trying to anyway.
Q : Did you have a favorite scene to shoot for the film?
Jeremy : Either of us? Oh, uh, no, I don’t believe in favorites. I think they’re– they’re all equally, um, and torturous and wonderful.
Colbie : Um, yeah, it’s…..I shot all of my scenes, um, in the tower, in Stark Tower, in the Avengers Tower now it’s called. Um, and I’m sure you guys all saw the movie. How– how amazing was that set? And it was all one set. I mean anytime that anyone was in the lab that was still on the same set.
Where Tony was working on his suits was right below it. And then the bar was just a few feet away thank goodness. And, it was really cool to play all these scenes out in one location. And it really sort of helped with performance as well.
Q : So this is a question for both of you. How id you physically prepare for the movie? And then what was the hardest scene for you both to film?
Jeremy : You know, we train. We’re in the gym lifting weights, hurting our bodies. Uh, hard– I don’t know, hardest scene to– to film and difficult, I don’t know. They’re– they’re all– they’re all quite difficult I think. The first scene we shot was the end of the movie in, um, in Italy where the chaos is going. There’s– when there’s a lot of movie parts that’s where it gets a little tricky. And– and, uh, and then the moving parts aren’t really there in– in real life. So that’s…. a little trickier. You’re stabbing things with arrows that don’t exist and then firing arrows that don’t exist to things that don’t exist.
It’s a little tricky …..and also to be like, you know, precise with it and the camera angles. It’s just technical. That makes it, um, quite difficult ’cause all moving parts. But to me I think it’s fun because it’s– it’s like a dance. And there’s a technique to all that stuff. ….. it is quite arduous.
Colbie : Training, ……I mean every time these movies come up, you know, a couple months before you start working out. And…..I did a few stunts in– in this one, not as much as the super heroes in the film. But, um, it’s good to get in shape. And, uh, in terms of the most difficult scene, I feel like in this movie there’s a lot of scenes where we’re all in the scene together–
Jeremy : Those are all difficult scenes, right?
Colbie : We have a lot of fun together. So it’s a hard group to wrangle as well. But, um, uh, these scenes, we take multiple days to shoot them ’cause there’s so much coverage. So there is like on the third day you’re like, wait, what are we doing? And what is the scene? And what did I say? And you sort of feel like you’re in this Groundhogs Day where you’re just like you’re playing– you’re doing the same thing over. But you’re trying to remember exactly how you did it the day before. And so that’s– you know, that’s challenging.
I mean that’s not– that’s not a hard thing. But it can get a little bit, um, tiring at times.
Avengers Age of Ultron is out in Theaters now.