‘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.”
I’ve added screencaps to the missing episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Check them out below. Will be working on updating the gallery this week so please check back!
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I’ve added photos of Chloe from her appearance yesterday celebrating ‘Women of Power’ with Marvel Contest of Champions Mobile Game. Big thanks to my friend Alikat for a heads up on these. Be sure to check out her awesome site on Elizabeth Olsen who plays the Scarlett Witch in the Marvel Universe.
I’ve updated the gallery with Chloe’s recent appearances and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. screencaps. Check back for more.
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You would think that after the reveal that former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent-turned-über bad guy Ward (Brett Dalton) was actually a member of Hydra, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most controversial ‘ship would be put to rest. But here we are in season 3 and the SkyeWard fans just can’t seem to let go.
Let’s just get this first part out of the way: “Now she’s not Skye and he’s not Ward,” executive producer Jed Whedon says with a laugh.
Since the first season, Skye (Chloe Bennet) found her real family, transformed into an Inhuman and discovered that her name is actually Daisy Johnson, otherwise known as the Marvel superhero Quake. Ward, on the other hand, fell deeper down the rabbit hole of darkness, culminating in the cold-blooded assassination of Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) new lady friend Rosalind Price (Constance Zimmer), which in turn led to Ward’s death at the (super) hand of Coulson. To top that off, Ward’s body is now being inhabited by a weird Inhuman slug thing.
Now can we put SkyeWard to rest? “He has changed, but just as we saw with Will, there was still some of Will left in him,” Whedon says. “They’re both altered humans at this point. I don’t know. I feel like the chances are greater than ever.”
Despite that slim glimmer of hope, Whedon still insists that Ward — or whatever is left of him — probably isn’t on the path to redemption. “While he’s done terrible things, you have to want to be forgiven to be forgiven,” Whedon says. “I don’t know if that’s something he wants. By the same token, our team, their hands are dirtier than they’ve ever been.”
“The thing that’s so fun to me is that people are still talking about it,” Whedon continues. “Some of his actions at the end of this first half of the season, I can’t imagine how people still think that he’s going to be redeemed, but the fact that they’re still talking about it, that makes me super happy. We are such fans of his character and of Brett’s portrayal of it. We love the debate. We can’t believe it’s still going.”
Considering Daisy, née Skye, played such a big role in Ward’s life, could his memories of her draw Bizarro-Ward in? “It could be, that’s a good theory,” Whedon says. “We know that Will’s memories lived on, so some of that could carry. As I’m sure you have guessed, it’s going to get complicated. Spoiler alert, it’s going to get complicated.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 8 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.