After months of speculation, Hailee Steinfeld‘s role in the upcoming Disney+ show Hawkeye has been confirmed, and she has officially finished filming season 1.
Production on the Marvel superhero series has officially begun 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 role of Kate Bishop. 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.
“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.”
Photos released in December 2020 of her filming alongside the original Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner, speak for themselves. In fact, the Avengers star even hinted at Hailee’s role via Twitter in December 2020. “Ms. Bishop … we need you!” the actor wrote announcing his character Clint Barton’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also took to Instagram Stories in April 2021 and revealed that it was his “last day” on set “for now.” Hailee, for her part, reposted the picture.
— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) December 2, 2020
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