Interview: IGN – June 19, 2013

In the trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we’re introduced to Skye, played by Chloe Bennet, a young hacker who is saying some questionable things about S.H.I.E.L.D. and their motives – only to be found and brought in by S.H.I.E.L.D. themselves.

I spoke to Bennet to find out a bit more about Skye and her perspective on living in a world with superheroes and how the actress, recently seen on Nashville, feels about joining the Marvel universe and working with Joss Whedon.

IGN: Based on the trailer, it seems like your character initially has some skepticism, to say the least, about S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chloe Bennet: She does!

IGN: So what is her reaction when she’s caught by them?

Chloe: I can’t say much about it. But I can say that she is this superhero-obsessed girl, in a way where she’s just in awe of it, but she’s also skilled in the sense that she can kind of get herself into these situations. You know, I think she’s going to enjoy the ride, just like myself. I think she’ll have fun.

IGN: You say she’s superhero obsessed and obviously the show’s about normal people in a world with superheroes. S.H.I.E.L.D. can be a little more jaded, I guess, but is Skye still basically going, “Oh my God! These people are really out there!”?

Bennet: I think she would be more one to play it a little bit cool, but then have those geek-out moments. She’s not quite a cosplay girl, she’s not exactly a fangirl, but she gets really excited — but it’s in here [tapping chest], just like all of us about the show, I think.

GN: What does she make of Agent Coulson?

Bennet: I think her and Coulson could get along. You will have to watch and see how they got on, but yeah… [Laughs]

IGN: And how is it working with Joss on the show?

Bennet: Joss is terrible.

IGN: [Laughs] Everyone says that.

Bennet: He’s really stupid and not talented. No! He is absolutely amazing, and it’s just a pleasure to go to work. Attitude reflects leadership, and he has such a great attitude. So does Jed and Maurissa. It’s really just incredible going to work every day.

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