Chloe Bennet of Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is opening up about diversity within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how Marvel could take a few notes from what is happening within their television universe.
While Bennet is currently starring on a major TV show, this hasn’t always been the case for the actress. She discussed the fact that after she changed her last name in the industry from Wang to Bennet, she received better offers and casting opportunities.
“Oh, the first audition I went on after I changed my name, I got booked. So that’s a pretty clear little snippet of how Hollywood works.”
When asked about the casting of Finn Jones as Danny Rand a.k.a Iron Fist, Bennet commented while laughing saying that she couldn’t lie, she loves Marvel but was a little disappointed.
“I know they want to stay true to their characters but, you know, every female character in Marvel comics also has, like, triple-Z-sized boobs. So if they cast actors based on the way characters look on the page, I don’t think even Scarlett Johansson—well, maybe Scarlett Johansson—would be in the movies. I think they could do better. You know, there are a lot of white guys named Chris. But I think they will, because it’s important. It’s the right thing to do. Marvel’s a smart company and I think they will represent their fans from around the world. They can take note from the way we’re going on the show, ’cause we’re doing a pretty good job.”
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