Emily VanCamp Reveals Her Thoughts on Fan Theories about Sharon Carter in 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'
Emily VanCamp, Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series star, shares her thoughts on the fan theories regarding the series, specifically, her take on why her character, Sarah Carter, does not need a love interest.
VanCamp says it’s been a while, reflecting on her role as Sharon and her recurrence. The last Sharon Carter was seen in the MCU was when she had stolen Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) shield for him and how he had warned her that the government was going to track her down, which, conveniently enough, ended in them kissing. In the end, however, Rogers ghosted Carter for her aunt.
Now, the one-time S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Carter, is back in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, living as a felon on the lawless island nation of Madripoor. She is strikingly different from the Sharon we’ve known until present - in that she is more likely to steal from you than steal for you, and kill you in the process if the situation calls for it.
Carter is unwillingly dragged into Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes’ (Sebastian Stan) most recent adventure as their paths cross over a rogue super soldier serum and a shadowy bad guy known as the Power Broker.
The Marvel star excitedly shares with Entertainment Tonight about how she is glad to be back, and how the fans are happy about her return too. This is a very particular fandom, and at the end of the day, she just wants to do them proud.
After her return in episode three, “Power Broker,” Van Camp spoke with ET online to discuss having to impersonate a very different Sharon Carter, including the reason she doesn’t need a love interest this time around.
No! She doesn't need a love interest. We already tried that with Steve. It just got way too weird.
The best thing about bringing Carter’s role back is that now we get to see her as a multidimensional character and not just some redundant love interest- at least this is what VanCamp resonates with. Unlike before, now there is enough room to see their journeys as separate ones and not just bound by “love.”
VanCamp admits she isn’t as knowledgeable as she thinks she should be about the comic book world, in that she doesn’t even know about some of the theories themselves. But it’s probably better off that way since she’s afraid if she starts talking too much, then she’ll give stuff away.
She is all aboard the 'Sharon Carter is Power Broker' theory.
“Whatever Sharon wants! I love that theory. Just whatever she wants.”