'Avengers' star Cobie Smulders on spending her hiatus in a catsuit

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When "How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders was confirmed as Nick Fury ( Samuel L. Jackson) sidekick and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill for Joss Whedon's upcoming adaption of "The Avengers," it's safe to say the heart of the Whedon-verse skipped a beat.

(Smulders, after all, was the first choice for Whedon's shelved "Wonder Woman" project.)

Zap2it spoke with Smulders during production of the Season 6 finale of "HIMYM," and what she could reveal about her upcoming role was very costume-centric.

"We start in April, which is like... tomorrow," Smulders says. "I literally leave here and I go to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to shoot some scenes in a catsuit."

No, you'll likely never see her sporting those magical bracelets, but at least she'll make it to the big screen in some type of skin-tight superhero regalia.*

"I've tried on portions of the catsuit," says Smulders, "[and] I've seen conceptual drawings of what they want it to be. It's fascinating to me. I feel like wardrobe becomes very creative on these types of movies because they literally spend weeks designing just the pants or the emblem. It's such an all-consuming process, so I'm excited to see how it all turns out."

Her and several million others.

*Zap2it acknowledges that Maria Hill has no superpowers, but you get the point.
Photo/Video credit: Marvel, CBS
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