Ben­net happy to be push­ing up Daisy

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‘‘When I think of where my char­ac­ter was at the be­gin­ning of Sea­son 1, and how I look now, I just felt pretty lucky to have such an in­tense sto­ry­line.’’

Chloe Ben­net

has been through a lot. Her mom tried to kill her, her dad is a mur­derer, she’s al­most died sev­eral times – I mean, that changes peo­ple. She’s a tough cookie.’’

The ‘‘tough cookie’’ char­ac­ter is also a di­rect trait of the ac­tress her­self. In one of the more talked­about ac­tion scenes of last sea­son, Ben­net’s Daisy took out ‘‘I think it was seven’’ agents in close quar­ters, while try­ing to res­cue a love in­ter­est.

It was a seam­less, one-take shot with no cuts – and Ben­net broke her arm dur­ing film­ing.

‘‘We were re­ally, re­ally proud of that [scene]. I have to give all the credit to Kevin Tan­choroen. It was re­ally his idea to change it. At first it was like, ‘take out two agents’. Then Kevin said ‘let’s make it seven in one shot’. . . . We worked re­ally hard on that,’’ said Ben­net.

‘‘Yeah, I had a bro­ken arm for the rest of the time, but it was awe­some! If I’m go­ing to break my arm do­ing any­thing, it’s go­ing to be tak­ing out seven Hy­dra agents. It’s the best story to have. It was my first bro­ken bone and I was very proud of it.’’

In terms of the new sea­son, though, Ben­net is ac­tu­ally hop­ing for a lit­tle less ac­tion and a lit­tle more in­ter­ac­tion.

‘‘I love the ac­tion, but at the end of the day, it’s the re­la­tion­ships that are go­ing to drive the show for­ward,’’ says Ben­net.

‘‘I think we may be fo­cus­ing a lit­tle more on re­la­tion­ships and dif­fer­ent dy­nam­ics through­out the show.

‘‘There’s a lot of me and Coul­son [Clark Gregg] to­gether through­out the last cou­ple of sea­sons and with Ward, and now we’re ex­plor­ing ev­ery­one else.

‘‘We’re mix­ing ev­ery­one else. Mack [Henry Sim­mons], my part­ner on the show, their dy­namic is re­ally funny and cute and they’re re­ally good friends and it works.’’

If she were to sum up the up­com­ing sea­son in three words?

‘‘Some. Se­ri­ous. Stuff.’’

Chloe Ben­net says a heroic role is one that suits her well.

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