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September 19 2013

Chloe Bennet hacks her way into Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She talks with CBR about her role as Skye and how it is like to work with Joss and the rest of the cast, with comments about her Asian and musical background. There's a similar CBR interview with Brett Dalton as well.

Was completely unaware that she's half-Chinese. Wonder if the writers will pull a Firefly and write episodes with Mandarin in it.

I've added a link to a Brett Dalton CBR interview as well. I meant to post that yesterday but forgot.
Cool. Missed Brett's while going through my feeds for some reason.

ETA: Random comment. Even the press must be so used with Jed and Mo working as a unit, that the fact that Jeffrey Bell being also an Executive Producer that's also running the show with them, seems to be forgotten a lot.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2013-09-19 13:35 ]
BTW, I don't know if this is really front page news, but just so you know, the third episode will be called "The Asset". ;)
I didn't actually realise that they had an Angel and Dollhouse director on board as well, i.e. David Straiton (I just knew him for Fringe).
Couldn't remember which episodes of Dollhouse or Angel he directed, and checking his IMDB page, it goes way back to Bachelor Party. Glen Quinn was still around.
I wasn't aware of her Chinese heritage either.
I noticed that it doesn't stop some people from lumping mixed ethnicity actors as "white" (as in "the cast is too white").

More importantly, that Chewbacca robe is adorable.
Makes me think of Willow in the eskimo outfit.

[ edited by OneTeV on 2013-09-19 16:14 ]


[ edited by chrisobrien on 2013-09-19 21:07 ]
I loved both of those interviews. Chloe's makes me think of Joss and his "cast for sanity" philosophy, and of course, it's lovely to imagine the cast as a big, happy family.

Also, my degree of happy expectation has now reached a level that I can only describe as "effervescent."

[ edited by swanjun on 2013-09-19 19:01 ]
She may have gotten some plastic surgery to appear less Asian.


Unless an actor talks about it in an interview, speculation about whether they had surgery or not isn't something that we do here.
My apologies, Simon.
Even the press must be so used with Jed and Mo working as a unit, that the fact that Jeffrey Bell being also an Executive Producer that's also running the show with them, seems to be forgotten a lot.

Jeffrey who?

But seriously I have noticed that as well.
Back in 2011, Chloe Bennet appeared in a music video for Korean pop group Big Bang.

Was completely unaware that she's half-Chinese.

She looks very like her mother, while it's her father who is Chinese.

P.S. Is it just me, or does she look a but like Summer Glau?

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