Lizzy Caplan Says She's Not Involved With Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. Series

Thanks to Lizzy Caplan's role in the upcoming Marvel Studios short film Item 47 - which is part of the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD for Joss Whedon's The Avengers - there have been some that have speculated that she would be a top choice to star in the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television series that Whedon is putting together (she is an established part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all). Sadly, though, it looks as though the busy young actress won't be able to make it work with her schedule.

Coming Soon recently caught up with Caplan while she was promoting her new film 3...2...1...Frankie Goes Boom and revealed that due to other commitments she won't be involved with the Marvel Studios television series. ""I can't really," she said. "I have my own show so I will not be a regular on the Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. show. But I'm glad people are so excited about that." The show she is referring to is Masters of Sex, a drama series over at Showtime that co-stars Michael Sheen and centers on Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who were pioneers in the field of human sexuality research back in the 1950s.

But just because she won't star in the S.H.I.E.L.D. show doesn't mean that she wouldn't be interested in potentially playing a small role. After complimenting Marvel Studios plans, Caplan said, "Maybe I could do some little thing." You can watch a clip from Item 47 below:

In late August Marvel Studios officially announced that S.H.I.E.L.D. series, but as of now there are very few details about the show available other than the news that it has been given the green light and will air on ABC.

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