We only recently heard the wonderful news that Amy Acker has been cast as the Cellist in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel has wasted no time releasing images of the actress in character.
Check out our very first glimpse of Audrey, the Cellist below:
Marvel also took the time to conduct an exclusive interview with Acker to pick her brain about the role. The geek favourite revealed what tickled her fancy about the Cellist and told Marvel that;
I think one of the things that was so interesting about the role is that she has this backstory and she has been talked about in the TV show as well as the movie and you knew that she was someone important to him (Agent Coulson) and, therefore, to everyone and, as an audience member, important to me. I was curious to see who they were going to cast as that person, never actually thinking it was going to be me. But [I was] just excited to see how that storyline would play out. So when Clark called me personally and said how important this role was to him, that it [needed to be] cast with the right person, it was very flattering that he thought that I was that person
Acker also let slip some information about Audrey's state at the beginning of the episode, when she still believes Coulson is dead. The actress explained that after Coulson's death the Cellist was;
Starting to try to put her life back together, and there [are] some great scenes about how hard that’s been, but that she’s finally gotten to a good place
There is also great news for Acker enthusiasts. When Marvel asked her if she would like to return to the series after her appearance as Audrey she said;
Yeah, definitely. It seems like these two people (Coulson and Audrey) are meant to be together and their story hasn’t really been told. The way that it ends in this episode, it seems like there’s a glimmer of hope that they may be together again or something like that. I feel like it’s sort of destiny for their paths to cross in
Excellent stuff! Are you guys excited about seeing Acker take on the role of the mysterious Cellist in [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469)? I'm sure she will pull it off with aplomb and, I for one, am already gunning for her return!
Catch new episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. beginning Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC