Amy Acker, who has starred alongside Clark Gregg in Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing', will appear as the Portland cellist in April 22 episode.
The Portland cellist from Phil Coulson's past will finally be introduced in an upcoming episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". While the said outing won't air until April 22, fans can get a first look at Amy Acker as the character, whose name is revealed to be Audrey.
The Portland cellist was first mentioned in "The Avengers" movie during a conversation between Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson and Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts. A talented musician turning heads in Portland, Audrey believes Coulson to be dead and has no idea that he's guarding her from a distance as a super-powered threat from her past re-emerges.
Acker tells Marvel.com on what state Audrey is post-Coulson's supposed death when she first appears. "I think that she's starting to try to put her life back together, and there [are] some great scenes about how hard that's been, but that she's finally gotten to a good place," she reveals.
On what makes the connection between Coulson and Audrey so strong, she dishes on, "There's a lot of talk [in the episode] about how it was when they were together. I think that one of the biggest things that they keep bringing up when she talks about him is how he made her laugh, and just the trust that she had for him. I [don't] think anyone would have a hard time falling in love with Coulson, there's probably a long line of people with that already. It just seems like they really had a real, honest connection. I know it sounds cheesy, but [they] really [had] a soulmate-type vibe."
While she's currently booked for one episode, Acker hints that she could appear in more episodes. "It seems like these two people are meant to be together and their story hasn't really been told. The way that it ends in this episode, it seems like there's a glimmer of hope that they may be together again or something like that. I feel like it's sort of destiny for their paths to cross in some way," she gushes.
The ABC action series reunites Acker and Gregg who shared screen in Joss Whedon's movie adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing". She has also landed roles in Whedon's TV shows "Angel" and "Dollhouse" as well as "Once Upon a Time", "The Good Wife" and "Alias".