Hayley Atwell for Evening Standard

Posted on July 14, 2015

Miss Hayley steps in front of the lens FEELING IT.

Hayley-Atwell-Evening-Standard-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Agent Carter” actress Hayley Atwell is featured in the Evening Standard in Haney photographed by Jenny Brough and styled by Orsolya Szabo.

What a great, sexy shot.

Inside, she says fabulous things that make us love her more (and also make us salivate for season 2 of Agent Carter):

On playing “Agent Carter”:  “It’s nice to play a role that has a positive influence. I was in Dubai a month ago at Comic Con and I met so many women who said, ‘Because of Peggy Carter, I know my value and that women can be heroes, too.'”

On getting body advice from Emma Thompson [Miramax suggested she lose weight for “Brideshead Revisited”]: “I thought, ‘OK, I suppose I should.’ Then Emma Thompson [who co-starred] said to me, ‘You’re not a model. You’re an actor.’ In the end, they accepted me for who I was. If I’ve ever had an insecurity about myself in this industry, Emma always has an amazing ability to say something to put it all into perspective, so that you don’t hate yourself.”

On being digitally altered on the cover of a German magazine [it inexplicably turned her into Jessica Alba]: “It’s important that young girls understand what Photoshop is. I do feel a certain amount of responsibility now that I’m playing Peggy [Atwell has also called publicly for more physical and racial diversity for women in season two of ‘Agent Carter’].”

Hayley-Atwell-Evening-Standard-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Jumpsuit by Self-Portrait

Hayley-Atwell-Evening-Standard-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Sweater by The Kooples Sport | Skirt by Altuzarra

Hayley-Atwell-Evening-Standard-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Shirt by Maje

Hayley-Atwell-Evening-Standard-Editorial-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (5)Jumpsuit by Self-Portrait

It’s a shame it’s such an unimaginative spread, because she clearly showed up ready and willing to WERQ it, but they shoved her into mostly boring clothes against standard backdrops.

Except for the half-mesh jumpsuit with the gigantic peplum. That’s not boring. Unfortunately, it’s not fabulous either.

[Photo Credit: Jenny Brough/Courtesy of Evening Standard]

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