It’s definitely interesting that with “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” there are two Asian-American actors in the main cast of the show, and the characters have nothing to do with their race, which is obviously rare. How meaningful is that aspect to you?
It’s so meaningful. Not only is it Ming-Na, it’s me, and our writer/executive producing is also an Asian-American woman, Maurissa Tancharoen. It’s really special, and I think it gives us an edge. It’s rare that there are so many Asian-Americans on a show, the leads, and they’re all women. It’s pretty kick-ass.
Coming from my background in Asia and always being proud of my Chinese culture, I’m so proud. I’ve had lots of Chinese-Americans coming up to me and saying, “I think it’s so cool, I love Ming-Na.” I have young girl fans say, “I’m proud to be Chinese-American because of you.” It’s incredible. I’m very excited. And hopefully we will be able to get over to China, and talk more about it.
Chloe Bennet speaks to Comic Book Resources about Agents of SHIELD (X)