As you all know I have my moments of being a total #nerdgirl I can keep my composure in interviews, at parties, meeting celebrities, etc. However, when we found out earlier this month that we were going ON SET of MARVEL’S Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I was a bit nervous. I’ll delve into the whole experience in a separate post, but to answer a reader question….YES! I did in fact see LOLA. She’s a pretty sexy vehicle if I do say so myself. Now on to the cast!
When these guys walked in you could immediately feel the chemistry. These guys are a family on the show and on set and I loved seeing that. In fact we had a “mini” therapy session of sort. We asked how the cast felt about Ward’s character double-crossing them and being HYDRA in season 1:
Brett: No, I didn’t know before. They let me know, the episode before, so there wasn’t a lot of a heads up on that. I appreciate the Wikipedia entry where somebody said [that] they let me know in the beginning of the season, so I could subtly play it every scene. I don’t know who wrote that but I was like, oh, thank you for the credit in something I did not do. Yeah, it was a big change but I think it really rounded out the character in a way, because prior to that he had kind of a mask that he was showing to the rest of the team.
Elizabeth: We were all mortified. We were shocked and we could only speak to each other about it so we just had call up, be like, how you doin’? I don’t know, today’s hard. It was tricky.
Iain: It’s still a pretty hard subject for me, so, I don’t want to bring back up [the] past.
Going back to the whole double-cross/double agent subject. Recently we found out just exactly what Mack (played by Henry Simmons) and Bobbi (played by Adrianne Palicki) have been up to. We knew they were keeping something from the team, but color me shocked when it was outted that they were working for the “Real S.H.I.E.L.D” which has pretty much split the team in half. Here’s what they had to say about their roles:
Henry: I don’t see my guy as evil. I think he’s doing what he thinks is best for S.H.I.E.L.D., the real S.H.I.E.L.D. But, you know, I guess evil people don’t see themselves evil.
Adrianne: she’s torn. She’s been part of this other S.H.I.E.L.D since the beginning. She’s been with Gonzales. I mean, she saved his life, you all saw that. At the same time she cares about these people and she doesn’t think Coulson is a bad person, she just is concerned about where some of his loyalties stand and his alien blood and all that. Some concerns that we might all have a little bit of but she cares about these people. She’s definitely conflicted and she’s trying to find her path through all that but at the end of the day she’s a soldier and she’s been thinking that she’s been doing the right thing the whole time, so now she’s starting to feel like maybe these people aren’t being treated the way that they should be treated. She’s a little concerned. I think you’re going to see that girl a little bit more.
As I was writing this post I heard that those spinoff rumors are TRUE! While it may not be the Old S.H.I.E.L.D vs New…I may like this version even more! Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood to star in Agents of SHIELD spinoff! Confirmed by both EW and Deadline I’m waiting oh so patiently to hear from ABC. Looks like we will be seeing more Lance Hunter and Barbara “Bobbi” Morse aka Mockingbird and I’m totally ok with that. What do YOU think? **UPDATE** HOWEVER, both ABC & MARVEL have declined to comment so we all may be wishing for it to happen!
The cast let us take a few group photo with them IN Coulson’s office! Everyone was super sweet and yes Henry’s arms really are THAT big in person!
Tune in TONIGHT April 21 On MAoS
“The Frenemy of My Enemy”
A dangerous new alliance is formed as Coulson and Hunter turn to the last person anyone would expect, Grant Ward! As the war between S.H.I.E.L.D. factions continues, Skye and Lincoln will find themselves drawn into this conflict.
We saw a bit of this episode when we were on set so I will be right there with you tonight tuning in to see what happens!
***Disclosure: I attended #AvengersEvent . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney & ABC. All opinions are 100% mine. Pictures by Professional Disney Photographers ***