One of the most talked about (and gif’d about) moments of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. occurred early this season, when Ming-Na Wen’s Agent May ended up in a fight with her own doppelganger (a.k.a. a brainwashed Hydra agent). The scene was a beautifully choreographed dance of stunt work that, like most sequences on the show, looked effortless—but in reality, took a village to pull off. “There was one solid 16 hour day, but there were also two half day and quarter days,” explained stunt performer Samantha Jo of the resulting two minute sequence. “So it really spanned over 3 full days.”
As former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury taught us, nobody does it alone. EW spoke with members of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s creative team (Jo, fight choreographer Matt Mullins, and stunt coordinator Tanner Gill) as well as the real Agent May to get the scoop on everything that went into pulling this scene together.
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