A few days ago it was revealed that in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Nick Fury (as played by Samuel L. Jackson) would have a sexy lady sidekick who could take his dictation and do other secretarial duties. Well, now we know both the name of the character, and who’s in the lead to play her: SHIELD agent Maria Hill, and “How I Met Your Mother“‘s Cobie Smulders. I hadn’t even heard of this character before, so I did what all intrepid journalists do: I looked her up on Wikipedia. Here’s a bit of bio from same:
Born in Chicago to a father who never failed to make his resentment of her survival and her mother’s death in childbirth clear to her, upon reaching adulthood Hill first joins the United States armed forces, and later becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hill has a brief stint in Madripoor that gets her noticed by various heads of state and government around the world.
Hmmm…maybe I was too hasty in assuming this character would be Nick Fury’s secretary. Maybe in 2011, women can kick ass just as well as men–hey, I wonder if Smulder has any nude pics online. (CinemaBlend)