‘Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ actress Chloe Bennet with her video game avatar (Photo: Rachel Murray, Getty Images for Kabam)
Chloe Bennet is really stoked to have a video game character look just like her. But she really wants it to look like her.
The actress, who plays Quake/Agent Daisy Johnson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, made sure that when Quake joined a video game like Marvel’s Contest of Champions, everything was, well, proportional.
“I actually kind of made a note that I wanted the boobs of my character to be not as big,” Bennet told USA TODAY in a recent phone interview. “Because they tend to in comics — I think the male artists get a little excited? And I just want young girls to know that you can be awesome and sexy without huge boobs. So I’m kind of excited to have that be some input to the game.”
This isn’t the first time that Bennet has had that particular note when it comes to her character taking on a life outside the TV show.
“I make that a note pretty often for our show,” she explained. “If they’re ever doing mockups I want to make sure that’s not what the focus is about and it’s about who the character is and her backstory and how well she can fight and how smart she is.”
The character is not making its debut in the game until this fall but the mock-up was revealed last week part of Marvel’s Women of Power initiative. And the cartoon Daisy Quake looks “awesome,” according to the actress.
What’s it like with a character in a video game that looks just like you, otherwise?
“I’m really stoked and excited. I’m very excited to get to fight and do stunts without getting injured. On set you definitely walk away with several bruises. So it will be fun to play the game and kind of be in the comfort of my own bed.”
#TeamCarter brought in more than $79,000 for the Stomp Out Bullying! organization.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” carried a nearly $5,000 advantage over their “Agent Carter” competitors for much of the Dubsmah Wars for Charity. But in the closing hours of the lip sync battle, #TeamCarter took a commanding lead over #TeamSHIELD.
Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy’s team earned a total of $79,673 to benefit Stomp Out Bullying! while Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg and their “S.H.I.E.L.D.” co-stars raked in $75,182 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The REAL winners tonight are @StJude and @STOMPOutBullyng it’s been a bizarre and hilarious experience! Thank you for your amazing support x,” Atwell tweeted.
The Dubsmash Wars began innocently at San Diego Comic Con in July. The Marvel TV casts exchanged videos lip-syncing songs like “It Takes Two,” “B—h Better Have My Money” and “Love Shack.”
#TeamCarter kicked off the three-round Dubsmash Wars for Charity on CrowdRise with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” featuring Miss Piggy. Bennet and Gregg recruited their co-stars Adrianne Palicki and Patton Oswald for their first round video of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”
Atwell and D’Arcy made things personal in round two when they sang The Kinks’ “Lola” sitting in Gregg’s character Phil Coulson’s most-prized possession – his red 1962 Corvette named Lola with Marvel Comics’ head honcho Stan Lee.
#TeamSHIELD didn’t take the bait, instead calling on superheroes not owned by Marvel Studios (i.e. Batman and Deadpool) to sing War’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” They also invited “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist for the video to bury the hatchet on the superhero rivalry.
In the final round, each team brought together the entire cast and crew for both their ABC shows to sing “Everything Is Awesome” (#TeamCarter) and “I’ve Got the Power (#TeamSHIELD).
Fans voted for their favorite team by donating $1 to the videos they liked most. Each $1 donation gave participants the chance to win a grand prize trip to Hollywood to meet Atwell, D’Arcy, Bennet and Gregg.
Congratulations to the cast & crew! Can’t wait to see what is in store for us the rest of the season.
“The Bus” isn’t gonna be stopping anytime soon, seeing as ABC announced on Thursday that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been granted a full-season (aka 22 episode) pick-up.
A follow-up of sorts to Marvel movies such as The Avengers and Iron Man 3, the freshman series premiered to 12.1 million total viewers and delivered TV’s highest-rated drama debut in nearly four years, with a 4.7 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo.
At last tally, the adventure-drama did 7.9 mil and a 2.9, edging out NCIS for the No. 2 spot at 8 o’clock.
TVLine readers gave the series premiere an average grade of “B+,” and in a poll this week gave the season-to-date a “B.”
To date, S.H.I.E.L.D. ranks as the No. 1 new show of the 2013-14 TV season among the 18-49 demo (averaging a 4.0 rating that swells to 5.7 with Live+3 DVR playback factored in).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8/7c.