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Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014

Brett Dalton details ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and learning of the latest twist

Fans endured a ton of twists and turns with the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and actor Brett Dalton spoke about learning the news.

brett-dalton Agents of SHIELD Agent Ward photoDalton plays Agent Grant Ward on the Marvel Studios show and was only told recently told about the latest turn of events.

“When we were shooting ‘Yes Men,’” Dalton said in an interview with Marvel.com. “It was a Friday night and [we were filming a] kind of brutal fight between May, and I thought, ‘Wow, there’s quite a few people on set for a Friday night, watching a fight scene.’ Usually they don’t do that.”

Executive Producer Maurissa Tancharoen told Dalton that the writers wanted to talk to him for a few minutes when the shoot was over.

“[Then] I’m thinking the entire time, holy crap, they’re gonna kill me off,” continued Dalton. “I better enjoy this scene then because my days are numbered at this point. And you know I’m on a Joss Whedon show, so from the very beginning I’m not unaware of the fact that my position on the team was not a guarantee.”

Instead of killing him off, the writers dropped the big news about “Turn, Turn, Turn” on him.

“And I think I just sat there with my jaw open for the next 20 minutes,” Dalton said, “and they just did all of the talking because I couldn’t say anything. It was a huge turn. I didn’t see any of that coming, so I was just shocked for about the next day. Then it sank in and I started to think wow, what a cool opportunity. Because the Ward I thought I was going to be playing for the next few seasons, the whole thing just changed. Now I think what I was given was just a huge opportunity to play somebody who is more complex, more interesting, more dangerous, scarier in a way that Ward wasn’t. I get to play two different characters in a way.”

An encore presentation of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” will air Tuesday, April 15 on ABC as part of a two-part Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. event, followed by a new episode titled “Providence.”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC.

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