Elizabeth Henstridge stars as ‘Jemma Simmons’ and Iain De Caestecker is ‘Leo Fitz’ in ABC’s new highly anticipated series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiering on September 24, 2013. Moviegoers are used to Marvel projects on the big screen but this transition to television is a huge one for the studio, and at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, De Caestecker and Henstridge discussed their roles in the action drama created by Joss Whedon (The Avengers).
“It’s scary at first but then at the same time there’s a really exciting element to it as well,” said De Caestecker. “And as well when you meet people like Joss and Clark [Gregg] and everyone else, everyone’s really personable. Especially with someone like Clark, he’s kind of been part of that world for a long time, he kind of sets the tone of what it’s like on set. He’s really funny.”
“Yeah, he’s wonderful,” added Henstridge.
“He’s one of the funniest guys you’ll meet, but at the same time he’s all about being serious and working hard when you get on set. He kind of sets the tone for everyone else,” offered De Caestecker.
As for their characters, Henstridge said Jemma is a biochem expert. “She deals with the chemicals, the formula, and the biological side of it. Previous to working with the team she’s just been in the lab working with Fitz. She’s never been out in the field seeing any of the actual real-life stuff that happens. She just kind of gets the formulas and works on them.”
De Caestecker says Fitz specializes in engineering so he’s the guy responsible for all the gadgets in the series. “He’s really good at what he does, but he’s also very aware of how good he is so he’s very quick to tell people how smart he is and how great it was that he solved this problem.”
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