What’s been especially fun about taking that expertise to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where you’ve got the superhero costume now. What’s been the fun of the experience for you?You can read the entire interview by heading to the source below!
I’m going to tell you again: It’s this action stuff. Doing fights, it’s a different world. You do a , and it takes a week to do one action sequence. On the show we’re doing, per day there’s a fight, and it’s like every episode, there’s a new fight. So it’s constant. I’m constantly learning new things and fighting and also other than jumping through windows, it’s me. I’m getting my ass kicked, but that’s the fun stuff. Plus on top of that, she’s funny. She’s strong, but she also gets to live in this world where she’s a good person. And on top of everything else, it’s just been fun to work with LA, with that group of people because every single person on that show is awesome.
Clark Gregg tells me that with Coulson and Mockingbird, we’ll get to see more with the two of them together. Can you tease me about what’s around the corner?
Well, there’s a little secret that Mack and Bobbi are keeping from the team. It’s going to come out soon, and it’s going to really throw a big wrench into the S.H.I.E.L.D. community. But it’s not bad, and you’re going to see their relationship become very clear. And it’s all I can tell you, because I can’t tell you anything [laughs]. I feel like Marvel’s going to come out and tackle me if I say anything.
What excites you about being able to work in that Marvel Universe, where you can go and perhaps co star with Jeremy Renner in a Hawkeye movie, or you might get your own TV show. What’s the fun about working in this wild, never-before-done, expanded TV and film universe?
Well, it’s that. But also, the thing about working in the comic book world is that anything’s possible. Nothing’s taboo. People can come back from the dead. It’s just an endless world, and to be a part of that and to never really know what’s around the corner, it’s kind of exciting. We see these scripts, and we’re like “Holy crap! I can’t believe this is happening!” But it’s exciting and it’s fun. And yeah, it’s just the element of surprise, even for us, the actors.
Is there anything in your research with that particular character that you looked at the comic books and got excited about? Like “I hope I get to do this?”
I mean, definitely when I was researching, I knew about Mockingbird before I really delved in. I was just excited to get to work with the eskrima sticks, which were, that was a first for me. Because I’ve learned how to use guns well, and my body, but to be able to use another weapon has been really exciting.
Source: Comic Book Resources.