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Hayley Atwell ‘channels Peg at DMV’

Hayley Atwell took her driver’s licence photo while decked out in the hair, clothes and makeup of her Agent Carter character Peggy.

The 33-year-old actress began portraying comic book persona Peggy Carter in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and continues her role in TV series Agent Carter.

Set in 1940s America, Hayley sports an array of outfits worn in the era to give the show an authentic feel and the star sported this vintage attire during a recent trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

“So I told people I had to go to the dmv dressed as Peg. Wearing a harness, mic and Spanx. Anyone wanna see the pic? (sic),” she asked Twitter fans before sharing an image of her driver’s licence.

The ID card saw Hayley sporting a hairdo central to the Forties era, with peek-a-boo bangs and a top reverse roll.

The star has previously spoken about how Peggy Carter’s costume helps her get into character.

"It helps with my posture and my physicality and it makes me get ready for the day," she told "Wearing such beautiful clothes, that have been so beautifully handmade and fitted to my exact specifications, and having two hours of hair and make-up, gives me a respect for the crafts of make-up artists and wardrobe department - and also kind of gets Peggy ready for the action."

It's not just the fashion of the time Hayley's a fan of. She is also a big fan of the music and admires classic icons like Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn from the golden age of Hollywood.

"I find it so glamorous, but also these women had great chutzpah and integrity and dignity. So it's great to be a kind of a step-part of that time," Hayley added.

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