Daisy Johnson is in space as the sixth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins tonight (May 10) on ABC.
“We reference that we’ve been in space for a year, in this rogue little space mission with Davis and and Piper and me and Simmons,” Chloe Bennet recalled to us on a recent press day at the S.H.I.E.L.D. sets.
“Daisy is technically leading but it’s pretty clear who’s leading the mission, and how much Simmons wants Fitz back, and I think Daisy’s kind of torn between being responsible for it the other people on the ship, and also just her loyalty to Fitz and Simmons, so I think you’ll see a little bit of that,” she teased.
The relationship between Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) will certainly face more tests this season, where they will get to interact quite a bit.
“It’s definitely a really fun season for me and Elizabeth,” Chloe continued. “It’s a little bit of a play on the season two and Mac and Daisy or whatever my name was at that time were partners in a way. This season feels a little bit more partnering with Simmons which was really fun to share. Specifically, one episode which you guys will know which one I’m talking about. I know everyone is listening secretly, maybe. It’s my favorite episode, maybe, that I’ve ever shot we did this season and it was a really fun kind of buddy-buddy situation with Simmons and Daisy,” she enthused.
And as herself, Chloe Bennet, what was her first impression upon seeing Clark Gregg as “Sarge?”
“I loved his shoes. I was like ‘damn, Daddy!’ I thought Clark looked so hot,” she said.
“I was really excited for him. You know, we’ve been doing this for seven years. So it’s fun to get to see the characters get to do different — it was fun for me to see Clark get to do something a little bit different. It’s fresh. You know? It’s hard to bring new storylines after seven seasons or six seasons, and so it’s something completely different to react to, yet it’s the same person, and it was it was really fun. It was cool to see him do something different,” she continued.
And finally, where does Daisy see her current role in S.H.I.E.L.D.?
“I think that she is really smart, and she’s smart enough to know where she lacks skill and I think ultimately, that will eventually make her a great leader, but I think right now she’s like, ‘I’m actually good enough.’ I’m aware enough to go ‘I’m not ready for this, and I know you are,’ and that, to me, is the making of a great leader,” Chloe said.
“She wants to be on the ground. I think she wants to take a step back from being the moral soundboard because that’s a really hard place to be. There are so many situations where you’re like ‘what is the right thing?’ and I would probably be the same. Like, ‘no. I’m gonna chill. I’m gonna chill. You can do this, and I’m going to be this. Where you want me to be? Great’,” she continued.
That does come with a tension, though, of being like “remember when I let you be the Director?”
“There could be some conflict there, maybe, but I think ultimately she’s aware of herself and aware of the situation to know that she’s not quite ready. I think she’s been through a lot of trauma and kind of just wants to be a soldier. Not ready to make all the hard decisions yet,” Chloe said.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 begins May 10 on ABC.