Joss Whedon has a history of creating memorable female characters that are both smart and saavy, and his new series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is no exception. As Agent Melinda May, Ming-Na Wen probably holds the most expertise of all the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents given her expertise and knowledge of “Level Seven,” and Wen is excited to show off her character, who has the potential to become someone very powerful in the universe that the show is creating.
“She’s so tough and strong…and she’s very disconnected in a lot of ways, too. She’s very different,” Wen says. To hear more, as well as what you can expect from Agent May, check out the full interview below.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8pm on ABC.