Bennet happy to be pushing up Daisy
‘‘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.’’
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.