Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Ming-Na Wen injured her ACL and meniscus pretty badly while filming one of the last stunts for the show’s fourth season. In the fifth season, it’s a feature, not a defect, as her character — Melinda May — has to fight for survival against alien roaches with a busted leg.
TVLine reports that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writers handled Wen’s injury by having her materialize with her leg inside a pipe, causing a lot of unpleasant damage to her and greatly limiting her combat capabilities. Which is of great concern to Wen, because her character is at risk of becoming chow for space-bugs in a scene that inexplicably involved a number of wind machines:
“In the next episode she’d better do something, because those roaches are coming for her when she goes to the surface! …I will tell you that it was very windy. When there is very little atmosphere, it’s very windy apparently, which is always fun to shoot, when they’re trying to blow s*** into your face!”
As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. builds up to its hundredth episode, it’s suggested that things are leading up to a crucial event. Should that be the case, May had better hope that she can get a fix on her leg before anything else happens.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie. The show airs on Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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