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Marvel’s Emily VanCamp says Civil War cast were surprised by ‘backlash’ to Captain America kiss

Actor reprised role in recent episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 06 April 2021 10:50

Marvel star Emily VanCamp has admitted that she was surprised by the backlash to her kiss with Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War.

The actor starred as Sharon Carter in the 2016 adventure film, in which her character shares a kiss with the superhero.

However, the moment was criticised by fans who argued that Captain America was actually in love with the recently deceased Peggy Carter, AKA Sharon’s great-aunt.

Speaking to Variety, VanCamp, who reprised her role in a recent episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, admitted that she hadn’t expected the fan response to the scene.

“There was quite a bit of backlash about that,” VanCamp said.

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“I mean, look, you have to laugh. Some of these storylines play and some of them don’t. But, you know, I thought that was an amazing film. It’s just one of those things.”

Asked if she was “surprised” by the response, VanCamp continued: “Yeah, I think we all were. I mean, we certainly did our best.”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Marvel’s second series for Disney Plus and has already featured a number of crossovers with other MCU projects.

The latest episode included a character from Black Panther, as well as another nod to Captain America.

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