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Behind the Scenes with Agent Carter!

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Disclosure: Thank you Disney and ABC for sponsoring this behind the scenes opportunity! Opinions are my own.

Closed set Quiet Please

Last week I shared about our interviews with Agent Carter and now I can’t wait to share some fun pictures from our behind the scenes set visit.  Agent Carter is a closed set so this behind the scenes look was really special!

Stage red light

Agent Carter is set in the 1940s and the sets are like a step back in time!  We were excited to take a couple photos as if we were part of the show…..

At attention_group

At attention

Kate Hamernik

At an Agent desk!  A little piece of me would love to be a part of this cast. *In another life perhaps*

SSR filing cabinet

The set was incredible and very secretive.  We were not allowed to take any photos (all photos are provided by ABC) – but it was really neat to see the attention to detail.  Even the tiny staple boxes were vintage or vintage recreation.  Pencils were vintage pencils, I am not kidding!  Every single detail paid homage to the 1940s – it was like a step back in time.

SSR map

SSR Top Secret folder

The SSR is a very masculine environment, and Peggy really stands out.

SSR logo group

Our group was really excited to walk through the set with Actress Hayley Atwell who plays the lead roll of Peggy.

Hayley group photo_Team Steve Rogers

In hair, make up, and wardrobe she was happy to answer a few questions.

Hayley answers questions

Hayley told us she loves playing a strong woman that girls can look up to.  She likes that Agent Carter is smart, capable, and NOT a ‘sex symbol’.  She said the wardrobe from Agent Carter has given her a great appreciation for finer clothing and tailoring.

Fun Fact : The stunt coordinator’s wife is Hayley’s stunt double.

bloggers tour Automat set_2

The Automat is really fun, our group was allowed to walk through the set in between a taping.  You can even see a couple extras in our pictures!

Automat behind the counter

Look at those prices?!  Not that I would want to order Oyster Stew, Liver and Onions, or Meatloaf – but if I did, I could order all of it for less than 50 cents!

Automat set

Emmy award winning Costume Designer Gigi Ottobre- Melton sharing about her process in making the costumes for Agent Carter.

Gigi Melton holds idea board

Costume Idea Boards – I could have looked at these all day long!  Gigi shared that each character has a detailed board.  Agent Carter needs to dress like a fashionable lady from the 40s, but she also needs to be able to kick butt, so her closet needs to be filled will all the things a female secret agent would need in their wardrobe – high waisted pants, beautiful blouses that snap underneath to keep them in place, and of course fabulous hats and shoes.

costume idea boards

The textures of clothing during the 1940s was important to note. Gigi made sure to keep Agent Carter true to life with lots of rich textures and patterns.

man's suit

Fun Fact – some of the pieces are made new for the show and many pieces are actual vintage clothing from the 1940s!  Items are purchased from local vintage shops, Etsy, eBay, and more!

Peggy red hat & accessories

some of Peggy’s signature pieces – I LOVE that hat!

Peggy gold dress

This dress is just beautiful – clothing from that time period is just so elegant!

Automat set group photo_closer

Thank you to everyone at Agent Carter for letting us spend some time with you!  It was so incredible to get this behind the scenes look at what is sure to be one of my favorite new shows on ABC!

Tune in to Agent Carter on Tuesday nights 9pm ET/PT

Follow Agent Carter on Facebook and Twitter – use the hashtag #AgentCarter when you watch!

All images are by ABC and used with permission.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  1. […] the second time I have had the opprotunty to sit down with Hayley Atwell.  Fans may remember Hayley Atwell as the courageous Agent Carter. She was as delightful this time around and I am thrilled to share some of the highlights of our […]

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