Jaimie Alexander, who played Lady Sif in Marvel Studios’ Thor and Thor: The Dark World, made an appearance on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last night.
Lady Sif came to earth in the show’s 15th episode “Yes Men” to take the evil Lorelei back to Asgard before she could cause death and destruction in the human world.
Alexander said she was “very, very excited” to reprise the role of Lady Sif on the television series.
“I love playing Lady Sif, and just to be able to get to explore her even further was just such a treat for me.”
Alexander said she enjoyed working with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast. “We cracked up so many times, all of us in all of the scenes would just start laughing at some point, and then we’d have to start over. But it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time working on something, and those people really are one of a kind.”
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) March 12, 2014
Fellow cast member Clark Gregg stars as Agent Phil Coulson in the television series as well as several Marvel movies, including The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor. Alexander said Gregg was instrumental in her appearance on the series:
” … my good buddy Clark Gregg and I bumped into each other at a party a couple of weeks before I received the phone call from Marvel to do [the guest appearance], and he had asked me, apparently hypothetically, if I would be into a Thor and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” crossover. I said, “Yeah, I think it would be a blast.” I loved working with Clark on the first [Thor] film and the show just seemed so much fun so I said, “Yeah, I would love to.” Then two weeks later I got that phone call asking if I would come on the show and I was like, “All right!” Agent Coulson can get anyone to do anything is pretty much what I’m trying to say.”
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) March 11, 2014
When asked if Lady Sif would return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Alexander replied “I don’t know for certain, but I’m certainly game if Marvel’s game, especially if it’s with these awesome people that I worked with. And any chance I get to explore Sif a little further and give the fans what they’ve been asking for, I’m completely game.”
Fans certainly seemed to appreciate last night’s reference to the bigger Marvel Universe in the form of Lady Sif’s appearance:
— Frank A. Kadar (@FrankAKadar) March 11, 2014
— Nick Bierman (@Nightfall24) March 12, 2014
One sentence review: Can we make Lady Sif a regular on Agents of SHIELD and ditch half of the current cast?
— Rigo Cortes (@NinjaBoy66) March 12, 2014
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