It’s official, Hailee Steinfeld is starring as Kate bishop in the upcoming Disney+ show Hawkeye has been confirmed, and season 1 has finished filming.
Production on the Marvel superhero series took place in New York City and the Pitch Perfect 2 star was spotted holding her character’s coveted bow and arrow. Rumors first started swirling that Hailee was set to star when Variety cited sources, in September 2019, and said the “Starving” songstress had been offered the starring. Details about the highly anticipated superhero series — which is set to take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame — have been kept under wraps, but a few hints have been dropped as of late.
“[Kate is] a 22-year-old kid and she’s a big Hawkeye fan,” Hailee’s costar Jeremy Renner (who plays Clint Barton/Hawkeye) told Entertainment Weekly in July 2021. “She has a wonderfully annoying and equally charming manner about her, because she’s such a fangirl of Hawkeye. The relationship grows from that, but the biggest problem for Clint is Kate Bishop and the onslaught of problems that she brings into his life.”
At the Hawkeye premiere in November 2021, Hailee told Variety: “Kate Bishop is a character that I would have loved to have had growing up — somebody who is completely ambitious, driven and disciplined, and takes it upon herself to do whatever it is she has to do to achieve her goals. I am very excited for people to meet her.”
Photos released in December 2020 showed Hailee filming in an NYC subway, and fans freaked out. “It’s actually been so much fun having to prepare for it, obviously mentally and emotionally, but physically,” Hailee told Cosmopolitan about the show in March 2021. She also touched on getting in shape for the show, noting that her dad is her personal trainer!
“I knew I had a start date on this, and I had to show up, and I was going to be put through it on the physical side of things. And I was so looking forward to it, but I realized that … working out doesn’t always have to be about getting in the gym and sweating so much you can’t even see. It’s not about getting in there and losing as much weight as you possibly can. It’s just about getting your blood flowing and clearing your mind. And, you know, you happen to reap these physical benefits and these mental benefits, which I love,” she explained to the magazine. “My dad and I have been working for over a year on this and we continue to do, so it’s now become such a great part of my life that I will never let go of. I have this last crazy year and this role to thank for getting me into that headspace.”
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