The journey Chloe Bennet has taken on Marvel‘s ‘Agents of SHIELD‘ is a fascinating one. From computer hacker Skye to Inhuman/Marvel heroine Daisy Johnson (AKA Quake), she’s gotten to play a variety of levels that many actors only dream of. As the show goes into its fourth season, Quake will only find herself tested even more, and in an interview with IGN, Chloe Bennet gave some tidbits on her role this year, as well as a certain flame-headed addition to the show.
As the Season 3 finale epilogue showed us, Daisy’s a wanted woman, currently on the run from SHIELD itself. On her new status, Bennet detailed what her character has been up-to between seasons.
“Yeah, we pick up right around 6 months later. She’s gone rogue. She’s hurting. She is in pain. She’s hurting from what’s happened the past couple of seasons and I think her way of protecting the people she cares about, Coulson and the team and SHIELD, is to really isolate herself. I think she feels like when she gets close to people they die or something bad happens to them. Wherever she goes, death follows. I think she feels that way and I think she’s trying to stay clear of the team as some sort of mechanism to protect them and herself.”
Season to season, ‘Agents of SHIELD‘ does an interesting job reinventing itself and constantly changing the status quo, and according to Bennet, this season will be no different.
“I think all the storylines from Season 1 got tied up at the end of Season 3 and this, more than ever, feels like a fresh start or a different start.”
One major change to ‘Agents of SHIELD’ is the addition of the Spirit of Vengeance himself, Ghost Rider. This will be the Robbie Reyes incarnation of the character, and he’ll be played by ‘Wicked City‘ alum Gabriel Luna. Fans are greatly looking forward to this, and it would seem Bennet is too.
“It’s exciting! I was curious. It is always a little scary and you want everything to work well, but Gabriel is wonderful and fits in perfectly with the cast and I’m excited to see where they go with it. All the powers so far have been really rooted in something that Fitz and Simmons can always explain. I’m curious to see how they tie in a flaming head/skull on fire, and how they explain that with science.”
While Ghost Rider is an impressive heavy hitter, Quake is no super-powered slouch either, and Bennet talked a bit about her character’s increasing power and the dangers it comes with.
“I think we see that at the end of the season with her ability to kind of leap or fly. And so she’s become even more powerful. But that doesn’t come without a cost. I think you’ll see right away the repercussions of her powers not being monitored by SHIELD and you really see how SHIELD is necessary for people with powers.”
With her character on the run, it would make sense that she doesn’t have as much interaction with the main cast, and Bennet, without giving too much away, confirmed this.
“I think I can say I have not been working with our dear cast as much as normal. And I’ve spent some time on the east side of LA… at night…”
And when asked if she could use a “flaming skull guy” to help her, she only had this to say:
“…I don’t know! [Laughs]”
It sounds like we can look forward to some exciting Quake/Ghost Rider adventures. Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield‘ returns on September 20, 2016, on ABC.