In a recent interview with AMC Theaters, actress Ming-Na spoke about her excitement over being a part of Joss Whedon's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television series for ABC where she will play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May.
I did the audition...I don't want to explain the whole [casting process]. It was intense but at the same time, it wasn't. He's just so welcoming when you come into the audition room...
When asked about how she will prepare for the role, the actress revealed that she won't be reading comics but will be catching up on a whole lot of Whedon's previous work, citing Firefly and The Avengers, for starters.
I am in Whedon-verse all the way...I am going to watch every single thing that he has ever done...I mean I was a huge fan anyway, so I am rewatching a lot...like Fiefly...Avengers I saw again...But I don't think he is going to base it as much on the comics. I think this is going to be sort of like his own thing with Stan Lee...I would rather take it fresh from his point of view.
Well that's certainly interesting! If the Avengers movie is any proof, though, it's clear that Whedon takes a lot of inspiration from the comic book universe and draws from what he already knows. How much of the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. show will be based on comics remains to be seen, but that might be okay. We have faith in Whedon, what about you guys? Are you looking forward to watching the S.H.I.E.L.D. show?
Source: AMC Theaters