Hailee Steinfeld FINALLY makes official statement about new Hawkeye series which has ‘kept me going through quarantine’
She has been seen filming the new Hawkeye show for weeks.
And now Hailee Steinfeld, 24, has finally given an interview about entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the series.
‘I can’t wait for people to see how we are interpreting this character through the comics and in our own sort of ways,’ she told Entertainment Tonight.
Breaking her silence: Hailee Steinfeld, 24, has finally given an interview about entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the series; she is seen plugging it on Instagram last week
Jeremy Renner has been playing the superhero and his alter ego Clint Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nearly a decade.
He is returning to the role for an upcoming Disney+ show, with Hailee as his protege Kate Bishop who is preparing to become the next Hawkeye.
‘She’s so smart and witty and quick and her physical ability to do so many things is through the roof,’ Hailee gushed of Kate in her new interview.
‘It’s really tested me and kept me going through quarantine, I will say. It’s given me a reason to stay with it,’ dished the Oscar nominee.
Side by side: She has been seen filming the new Hawkeye show for weeks with her sizzling co-star Jeremy Renner; they are seen during a New York shoot day on December 9
‘I’m working with some incredible filmmakers that are helping me bring her to life,’ said Hailee of the directors Rhys Thomas and Bert & Bernie.
The Pitch Perfect actress said: ‘I’m just very excited as I continue developing her to see sort of how we come up with it all.’
Last week she posed in in her mask on Instagram in Manhattan, using emojis to gush: ‘Hawkeye takes New York,’ with the Statue Of Liberty as a stand-in for the city.
During their shoot days the dynamic duo have been joined by a pooch who was presumably playing Lucky The Pizza Dog.
Glamour: Jeremy is playing the original Hawkeye Clint Barton from the Avengers films whilst Hailee is joining the franchise as his protege Kate Bishop; pictured filming December 10
Lucky The Pizza Dog is Hawkeye’s canine sidekick and has been featured in the Marvel comic books since 2012.
Jeremy first made a quick appearance as the superhero in the 2011 movie Thor and then in 2012 he had a more prominent role in the first Avengers film.
The Hollywood heartthrob has continued to play the character ever since including in last year’s Avengers: Endgame which became the highest-grossing film of all time.
Hailee plus hunk: The two Hawkeyes are pictured filming in New York on December 8
Meanwhile Hailee is a newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and her casting as Kate Bishop only went public when she was spotted filming a few weeks ago.
Kate made her big debut in April 2005 with the first issue of the Young Avengers comic book series created by Jim Cheung and Allan Heinberg.
Her inclusion in the upcoming Disney+ show has added grist to the rumor mill that there may be a Young Avengers series in the offing.