Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy Reveal What It Takes To Be an 'Agent Carter' Badass!

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Don’t mess with Agent Carter — she's tough, she's determined, and she'll look positively flawless while kicking any man's butt.

After only three episodes, fans everywhere have already fallen head over heels for Marvel's Agent Carter. Not only are we obsessed with the adrenaline-pumping plot and action-packed twists, the ABC drama's leading lady Hayley Atwell is finally giving us the kickass Marvel heroine we've been impatiently waiting for.

Luckily when ETonline sat down with stars Atwell and James D'Arcy, they confirmed that the series is only going to get better and better from here on out. Plus, they revealed that it only takes three things — the perfect shade of red lipstick, killer high-heels, and a good hat — for any gal to become a badass secret agent like Peggy.

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Fans first fell in love with Agent Peggy Carter on the big screen Captain America: The First Avenger when she proved to be a trusted partner, and potential love interest, of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). In the time-frame of Agent Carter, the world presumes that Captain America is dead and Peggy has no idea that her beloved is merely froze alive under the Arctic Circle.

So what would happen if Peggy discovered that her tearful farewell with Captain America wasn't the end of their story? "I think that would be the biggest shock of her life," Atwell confessed to ETonline. "I think that there is so much of their relationship that was not explored in the first [film], it was just suggested, there was a real innocence of it which I really loved."

Although Atwell couldn't say whether or not she thinks Peggy and Steve would have ended up together (that question is for the powers-that-be at Marvel) the actress dished that she adored their relationship.

"I think that what they had is profound respect for each other, and they're kind of kindred spirits," she said. "So now that she thinks he's gone, she's trying to carry on his legacy. If she were to meet [back up with] him, I'm sure she would fancy the pants off of him, but I don’t know how it would turn out."

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After a week hiatus, the Agent Carter stars teased that tonight's return will most definitely be worth the wait.

"The initial premise was that we're on the search for all of Howard's bad babies—his weapons that have been sold to the black market," Atwell explained. "But because we've seen from episode three that his bad babies have been found, what's very exciting is now that we take a very different turn."

Better hang on tight, Marvel fans because Atwell teases that you're in for wild ride in these next five episodes. "This season goes into quite an exciting place because it's not what we thought it would be," she said.

Take a look at our exclusive interview with Atwell and D'arcy above to find if Marvel's Agent Carter will get a second season and discover what's fueling Peggy to be the kickass character that we know and love.

Marvel's Agent Carter airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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