Jenny Agutter said she couldn’t think of “what better than stepping out” of her role in Call The Midwoman to defeating Robert Redford on screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The 70-year-old actress reprized her role in The Avengers to star in the Marvel superhero movie.
She and Redford, 86, were both members of the fictional World Security Council, the watchdog SHIELD, in the 2014 sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.
Agutter is seen attacking the Hollywood actor during a scene in the film, until she is revealed to be the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, in a virtual disguise.
She told Good Housekeeping UK: “When I was asked to do Marvel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I couldn’t think of anything better than stepping out of Call The Midwoman to work with a stunt crew. and beat Robert Redford.
“Although admittedly, they wouldn’t let me stunt him. They were worried that I would actually hit him, rather than miss him.”
The actress, who has played sister Julienne since 2012 in Call The Midwoman, said she thinks the series will end in six episodes.
She added: “I was sitting on a bus once when the woman next to me said, ‘I don’t want to bother you, but I have to say, I watch Call The Midwoman and I’m particularly interested in it. because I was a nun for seven years’.
“I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve been a nun longer than she’.”
Agutter, who rose to fame as a teenager in the 1970 film The Railway Children and recently reprized her role in The Railway Children’s Return in 2022, also said she previously felt a bit “gut guilty” for having “spent too much time” away from family. and children throughout his career.
“When my father passed away, everything was very different from when I lost my mother many years before.
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“I’m less concerned with planning and more focused on just being with him – and that’s a very good thing.
“Now it’s a matter of frequently turning off the switch. I would say, ‘Okay, you can’t plan this out completely. Just do what you have to do’.
Read the full interview with Jenny Agutter in the February 2023 issue of Good Housekeeping, discounted December 29.
Call the Midwife back to BBC One on New Year’s Day at 8pm.
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