Chloe Bennet Talks about becoming ‘Quake’ on Shield!

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At the end of last season of Marvel’s Agents of Shield,Chloe Bennet’s character, ‘Daisy‘ made a major change. Not only did she leave the Shield team, but she has morphed into an entirely new character, ‘Quake‘. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter Chloe Bennet discussed the change and what the process of becoming ‘Quake‘ was like. Check out excerpts from the interview below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!

“I know the writers were particular about how they wanted to introduce her as Quake,” Bennet tells The Hollywood Reporter. “There was another point where they were going to do that earlier on this season but I love the way that they did with the flash forward and the newspaper articles. And I actually read those articles. Someone, I don’t know who, but they actually typed out all of the stories and they were actual articles written about Quake. That was really fun to see.”

How did it feel finally taking on that iconic moniker of Quake in the season three finale flashforward?

It was amazing. I love that it all stems from this hurt that she’s going through. It’s not necessarily her being this great superhero all of a sudden. She really becomes Quake because of the past she’s had and the loss she’s dealing with. It’s not perfect. That’s why Marvel resonates with so many people, the level of imperfection that these so-called superheroes have. She becomes Quake because she goes rogue, because every time she gets close to someone they die. Her mom tried to kill her and her dad had to kill her mom and her first boyfriend was like a Nazi – she’s had a rough go these past couple of years. Having her boyfriend Lincoln sacrifice himself for her when she was going to do it for him and die in that heroic, tragic way while talking to her, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Her way of protecting the people that she cares about is really by distancing herself from them and not letting anyone else get close to her. In her mind, that’s her way of showing love to the people she cares about.

How long will Daisy be rogue?

I don’t think it will last very long, but we’re on episode three and I’ve had some of the best days I’ve ever had shooting these scenes. I’m doing some of the most crazy stunts I’ve ever done. It’s laced with all this pain and resentment. She’s seeking penance for the loss that she feels responsible for.

How much has Daisy changed into Quake in the six month time jump? Obviously she looks really different on the outside but how has she changed on the inside?

She’s very closed off. She doesn’t want to have anything to lose, and that means not getting close to anyone. She thrives around people so I think it’s going to be very hard for her. You’ll definitely see her trying her best to rogue but I don’t think that will last very long or who will come in her way and change things up for her.

How much of this change was fueled by Lincoln’s death? What other factors went into it?

I think if Lincoln were still around, he would have been able to convince her to stay. But that’s a good question. I think it was Lincoln’s death that really propelled her to leave. But after the six month time gap, I don’t know what all happened in that time. I’ve made a fake story in my head of what happened but I’d like to explore what really happened in the future, see how she left……………

          
 
 
  

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