Chloe Bennet talks about Skye/Daisy/Quake
From an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“It all stems from this hurt that she’s going through. It’s not necessarily her being this great superhero all of a sudden. She really becomes Quake because of the past she’s had and the loss she’s dealing with. It’s not perfect. That’s why Marvel resonates with so many people, the level of imperfection that these so-called superheroes have. She becomes Quake because she goes rogue, because every time she gets close to someone they die. Her mom tried to kill her and her dad had to kill her mom and her first boyfriend was like a Nazi — she’s had a rough go these past couple of years.
“Having her boyfriend Lincoln sacrifice himself for her when she was going to do it for him and die in that heroic, tragic way while talking to her, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Her way of protecting the people that she cares about is really by distancing herself from them and not letting anyone else get close to her. In her mind, that’s her way of showing love to the people she cares about.
“I don’t think it will last very long, but we’re on episode three and I’ve had some of the best days I’ve ever had shooting these scenes. I’m doing some of the most crazy stunts I’ve ever done. It’s laced with all this pain and resentment. She’s seeking penance for the loss that she feels responsible for.
“The reason she’s so independent this season is for all the wrong reasons this time around, unfortunately. She’s trying really hard and I know her intentions are to do right by her team by distancing herself from them but she’s actually hurting them and I don’t think she’s making the right decisions. Her independence is coming from a certain sadness and she’s running from something instead of being truly independent in this case. I’d like to see her resolve that.”
Pardon me while I get some tissue. There’s something in my eye…