'Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 5: Julia Louis-Dreyfus' mystery role revealed, fans say 'give her Emmy'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made a surprise entry in the MCU on the latest episode of 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' and fans went berserk after seeing her character


                            'Falcon and The Winter Soldier' Episode 5: Julia Louis-Dreyfus' mystery role revealed, fans say 'give her Emmy'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' (Disney+)
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In one of the better-kept secrets in the history of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), multiple-Emmy award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus made a surprising entrance in the Disney+ show ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’. The actress made her MCU debut in the fifth episode of the highly popular show and portrayed the character of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

In the episode, Dreyfus’ character tells John Walker aka Captain America (Wyatt Russell), that he did not do anything wrong in killing one of the Flag-Smashers. She also explains to him how he did the right thing by taking the “super-soldier serum” and why not having the shield is not that big a problem for him.

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According to a report in Vanity Fair, it seems Louis-Dreyfus was set to be introduced in the movie ‘Black Widow’. But Marvel seems to be having much bigger plans for the actress and her character. But who is Contessa? And why does she support Walker in killing the Flag-Smasher? Let’s dig a little deeper and get to know more about her.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' (Disney+)

Real identity of La Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine

La Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine is a fictional espionage agent appearing in comic books published by Marvel. She later went on to join S.H.I.E.L.D. She first encountered its executive director, Nick Fury, aboard S.H.I.E.L.D.'s airborne headquarters, the Helicarrier, toward the end of her training, impressing Fury by tossing him head-over-heels with a judo throw after his uttering an untoward remark about female agents.

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According to Marvel, she is a superb hand-to-hand combatant, brilliant marksman, espionage officer and excellent combat leader and strategist. She has familiarity with a variety of exotic weaponry used by S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra and Leviathan.

Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Marvel)

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Despite her perceived dedication to S.H.I.E.L.D. and later Hydra, Valentina is a triple agent, loyal to one organization: Leviathan. She ultimately helps Leviathan’s leader Vasili Dassaiev, aka Magadan, recover the ability to create superhumans. At one point Contessa was the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Femme Force, an elite cadre of female agents. She also secretly joined Hydra, taking the identity of Madame Hydra.

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‘Give Julia another Emmy’

Social media users went absolutely berserk after seeing Julia Louis Dreyfus on ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ and flooded the Internet with some really amazing reactions. One user said, “Give Julia Louis-Dreyfus another Emmy already. She deserves it for just existing at this point.” Another user said, “I can’t believe Julia Louis-Dreyfus is playing Valentina Allegra [fire emojis] I LOVE HER.”

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Another wrote, “Okay but Julia Louis-Dreyfus being a part of the MCU is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” Another user wrote, “Julia Louis-Dreyfus is KILLING it in Falcon & Winter Soldier.”


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“WHAT!!!!! Valentina de Fontaine!!!! But most importantly JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS!!!!!!” another user shared. Meanwhile, another one said, “JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS FROM SEINFELD I SCREAMED I LOVE HER SM.” Another one wrote, "Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is officially in the MCU. I never knew I needed this."

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Louis-Dreyfus is an ideal choice for Marvel's next long-running villain if, indeed, that will be her role in the cinematic universe. It will be interesting to see what kind of role she plays in the series and how she manages to manipulate John Walker’s mind and force him to believe that killing brutally is not a bad idea.

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ returns to Disney+ with a new episode every Friday.

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