Chloe Bennet Says She Binged ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ in One Day: “I Couldn’t Stop”

Chloe Bennet Says She Binged ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ in One Day: “I Couldn’t Stop”

Hollywood Reporter – The actress reveals that she watched the show starring Anya-Taylor Joy before it was cool — which means she streamed all seven episodes the day it hit Netflix.

With my schedule, I rarely get to see things before the hype surrounds certain projects. I’m always the last to see things. For some reason — well, not ‘for some reason’; it’s because of the global pandemic — I remember being home right when The Queen’s Gambit loaded onto Netflix. I was immediately taken by the general aesthetic of the show and how intentional and striking Anya Taylor-Joy was as the character. I spent the whole day watching [all seven episodes] — I couldn’t stop. I thought it was one of the best things I’ve ever watched. And no one was talking about it yet! I felt immediately cool, like such a hipster. The intentionality of it all was so clear to me, and even the evolution of Beth’s aesthetic was so subtle and striking, and told a story in a way that doesn’t reduce wardrobe, hair and makeup to being female or frivolous, which a lot of shows tend to do. The way that women in particular express themselves and really mature, grow and communicate through their hair, makeup and clothes, it was just so well done. And to inspire someone like me, who literally cannot play chess? I have, like, seven chessboards now!” — AS TOLD TO TYLER COATES


Chloe On Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit

Chloe On Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit

Chloe made a virtual appearance on the Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit to talk about the issues around the Asian community and what can be done to help it. Chloe is on from 6:01:31 and you can watch it below as well as all the others.

36 Speakers & 7 Sessions #aapi #aapisummit #entertainmentnews
John Chu (Dir, Crazy Rich Asians), Chloe Bennet (Actor, Agents of SHIELD), Christina Kim (Creator, Kung Fu), Senator Mazie Hirono, Patrick Lee (Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes), Benny Luo (NextShark), Peter Shiao (CEO/Founder, Immortal Studios), Chris Argentieri (Pres, LA Times), Wenda Fong (Producer, Co-Founder CAPE), Kelly Hu (Actor, X2) & many more.

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Olivia Munn, Chloe Bennet, and Dianne Doan speak out about the lack of support for Asian actresses | Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly – Olivia Munn, Dianne Doan, and Chloe Bennet are opening up about their experiences as Asian actresses in Hollywood.

During EW’s Around the Table conversation with Asian entertainers that also included Daniel Dae Kim, George Takei, and Hari Kondabolu, the stars spoke to EW on Sunday about a lack of support in the industry for Asian actresses.

“When you are a minority and person of color, I just think that the criticism is harder, and there is not much of a filter on it,” Munn says, explaining that she’ll see all the Marvel stars rally for each other, but when someone comes after a woman of color, they don’t receive the same public support. “Whenever anybody comes after a minority woman, a lot of times we’re left to fight our own battle and usually, it’s a lot of times just like weathering the storm. And so I find that that happens more than anything. It’s not so much like an active hate that’s coming at us when we get a role, but it’s more that we don’t get that huge amount of support.”

Bennet, who played Quake in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., agrees. “You don’t have to have an opinion when you’re in this situation. When you are a minority, when you are a woman, you have to have an opinion. There’s no support,” she says, adding, “It’s like these in-between moments where you’re thrown out to the wolves.”

Doan says that she hasn’t necessarily received backlash for being cast in roles, but she does feel that her characters are judged differently. “Something that I find really interesting is working on my show Warrior, an Asian woman in a position of power or wanting power automatically becomes the villain,” she says. “Experiencing those comments from the audience of, ‘Well, she’s a bitch, or she’s power hungry, or she’s evil.’ Why is that? I feel like in media, Asian women, we always played the supporting role or behind someone or less than.”

Hawaii Five-0 and Lost star Kim pointed out that what Doan, Munn, and Bennet were describing sounded like what happened to Kelly Marie Tran, who received an onslaught of online hate and bullying aimed at her appearance and ethnicity after being cast as Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“It goes back to the psyche of people that it’s okay to go after Asians, that it’s okay to make fun of us,” Munn explains. “The hate crimes that are perpetrated against us are okay. It happens so much to our people, and we have to keep swallowing it.”

She continues, “And what happened to her was devastating to watch, and it was devastating to hear how quiet people were about it. It felt like non-Asians were very quiet about it. What we’ve been hearing a lot lately, what I’ve been seeing a lot lately, which I really appreciate, is people saying your anti-racist activism has to be inclusive. If you are anti-racist, then you need to be also upset about what’s happening to Asian Americans. It doesn’t make sense if you’re doing it just when it’s trendy.”

EW’s full Around the Table conversation — which was recorded just two days before a gunman in Atlanta killed 8 people, a majority of whom were Asian women — also centered on ongoing racist attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, how people can help protect and amplify the voices of Asians, and what representation means during such a difficult time.


How Marvel’s Chloe Bennet Is Mobilizing and Empowering Young Asian American Voters

How Marvel’s Chloe Bennet Is Mobilizing and Empowering Young Asian American Voters

popsugar – With just a week until Election Day, early polling data shows that young people are voting at higher rates than they did during either of the last two elections, and are likely on track for a record-breaking turnout in 2020. But among these young voters, there’s one particular group that has a unique potential to effect change: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AAPI make up the fastest growing voting bloc in the US, with more than 11 million people eligible to vote this year, yet historically, they are also among the least politically active.

RUN AAPI, a nonprofit committed to empowering Asian Americans in both the political and cultural space, recently launched #TheNew, a campaign to mobilize and excite young AAPI voters, and it has been working to change the community’s historically low turnout. Led by Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet — as well as Obama White House alums Brad Jenkins and Cate Park, Phenomenal CEO Meena Harris, and political campaign strategist Linh Nguyen — the organisation has focussed its efforts on battleground states like Georgia and Texas, where eligible Asian American voters have doubled since 2012.

Bennet, who’s spent the past few weeks phone banking and hosting town halls with grassroots organisers in the swing states, chatted with POPSUGAR about “harnessing the cultural power” of AAPI to show up at the polls, and why it’s more important than ever for Asian Americans to vote.

“When you’re not represented in culture and in politics, you’re told that . . . you are not important, so then voting feels irrelevant,” Bennet said. Her sentiment speaks to recent findings from the first-ever political opinion poll focussed solely on young Asian Americans, which was conducted by RUN in partnership with the National AAPI Power Fund and the National Education Association. The poll revealed that for many young AAPI, the key barrier to voting was lack of motivation, including factors like not favouring any candidate or general indifference to politics.

Bennet attributes this apathy to the underrepresentation of AAPI in government, and the fact that politicians rarely dedicate resources to target Asian American voters. For instance, the poll revealed only two in five Asian Americans had been contacted by parties and community organisations to encourage them to register to vote, or to offer voting information. And while Kamala Harris’s historic nomination certainly has influenced AAPI, particularly Indian Americans, to feel connected to politics, there is much more to be done to inspire them to vote. Bennet added, “We’re not taken seriously as a cultural force and a political force . . . the biggest thing for us is really motivating AAPI youth to see themselves and to care about these issues because they do affect them.”

According to RUN’s survey, which polled 800 AAPI citizens aged 18 to 34, the most important issue for voters currently is concern surrounding the coronavirus, including both containing the virus and anti-Asian discrimination related to COVID-19. One in three of those polled also reported being accused of spreading coronavirus. While the interviews did show that young AAPI voters strongly support progressive movements across the board, like the Black Lives Matter movement and the Green New Deal, they also disclosed that, when the survey was commissioned in September, one in three eligible AAPI voters did not plan on registering to vote.

Though many AAPI youth might feel confused by or excluded from politics, Bennet says she’s “just as intimidated and overwhelmed with politics as anyone else,” yet she feels responsible for retaining the knowledge and sharing her access with her community. “What I really want to do with RUN is make sure that we are able to break down these otherwise maybe confusing topics or issues or policies, especially the ones that affect the AAPI community, and turn it into really digestible content so that people can begin to understand, and understand why it affects them,” she said. But it’s not just about the Asian American community: “The more we can come together as a community, the more we can be there for our African American brothers and sisters, for our Latinx brothers and sisters.”

The Asian American electorate is growing and has the ability to influence key races across the US, so know that your vote matters. While voter registration deadlines may have passed in a majority of states, several states do offer in-person registration during early voting and on Election Day. Learn more about #TheNew and find out how to make sure your ballot is counted, whether you vote by mail or in person.

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Chloe For ELLE (Mexico) – October 2020

Chloe For ELLE (Mexico) – October 2020

A little bit of Chloe news today yay, Chloe is featured in the new ELLE (Mexico) October Magazine for her work with Hugo Boss – Alive. We get one new photo from the promo photoshoot she did for Alive and a little interview were she talk’s about working for Hugo Boss, her skincare routine and how she wears her perfume.

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The long goodbye: The stars of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on tonight’s series finale

The long goodbye: The stars of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on tonight’s series finale

my centra loregon – Tonight, after seven seasons, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. says goodbye with a two-hour finale starting at 9 p.m. ET. The episode, called “The End Is At Hand,” has our heroes making a final stand against the nefarious Chronicoms, who want to erase S.H.I.E.L.D. from history.

Clark Gregg, who plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel movies and on AOS, told ABC Audio that over the years, the cast was convinced the show was kaput several times — but now, it’s for real.

“We’ve had a number of goodbyes, which has been kind of odd,” he said. “[For] several seasons we…didn’t know if we were coming back, so we would say goodbye to everybody…Definitely at the end of season five, the last episode was called ‘The End’, and it looked like we weren’t coming back.”

Gregg credits the fans with saving the show, noting, “[They] stuck with us and really became a kind of vocal crowd backing the show and pulling us off the bubble every year, so that by the end of it, we turned around and we’d done seven seasons and had this amazing journey.”

Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson/Quake/Skye, agreed, telling ABC Audio, “I really feel like I’ve grown up with [my character]…on and off screen…Y’know, I was so young when I started and it’s just been special to kind of take that journey along with so many other people — like our fans.”

Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Jemma Simmons, reminisced about her on-screen romance with co-star Iain De Caestecker, who plays fellow scientist Leo Fitz. The pair were dubbed FitzSimmons by fans early on, but De Caestecker had his own ideas. “What’s weird to season one me and Elizabeth, I mean, we protested as desperately as hard as we could that these two are brother and sister. There was no romance between them. And if there ever was, it would ruin the whole foundation of it, you know.”

Henstridge laughed, adding, “You protested more than I did, FYI…I won.” De Caestecker laughed, but allowed of the onscreen coupling, “sure enough, they wrote it in such a way that was like it’s you know, it’s impossible not to become invested in it.”

For her part, Ming-Na Wen, who played steely Agent Melinda May, said of her last day on set, “It was a mixed bag, for sure. It was a sense of accomplishment that, ‘Wow, we did this!’ and we were able to celebrate that, and you know, [it was] very melancholy in other ways.”

Bennet explained how she feels going into the home stretch. “I don’t think it’s still going to hit. You know, we still have the finale airing. And I think after that, I might feel different.”

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Chloe Bennet “Boss Alive” Ambassador Interview

Chloe Bennet “Boss Alive” Ambassador Interview

LA Mode – I get to meet Chloe Bennet, one of the ambassadors of the beautiful philosophy of BOSS ALIVE perfume, on the phone. Despite the fact that we are in different time zones and on different continents (Chloe lives in Los Angeles), I immediately feel the warmth and positive energy emanating from her. This is one of these woman to woman conversations which I find very inspiring and memorable.

You are a part of the beautiful project that is BOSS ALIVE and the philosophy of living the life to the fullest that is connected with it. Please tell me what makes you feel alive?
I think having time with my family makes me feel alive, when we meet and have a really big energetic meal. I grew up in a big family so my most prized time to this day is always just a big, joyful family meal. Spending quality time with my friends and my family definitely brings me joy. Being creative and working on set makes me feel alive, too.

Recently we have been affected by changes connected with Coronavirus, which forced us to alter our lifestyle. How are you coping with this?
That’s true, there has been so much change recently, but it has also been a really interesting time for everybody. I think the key to coping with it is positive thinking. Every day you wake up and you try to see the positive aspects of the situation. For me, for instance, having some forced downtime has been somewhat of a blessing in disguise. I’ve been working non-stop for ten years straight but now I have time, for example, to read books and to rediscover what I like outside of work. For many women, especially driven women who are passionate about their work, like me, it’s hard to slow down. It has been really nice to rediscover my love of certain books and painting and cooking and just picking up the phone, calling my family and having longer conversations with them without rushing anywhere. So, I actually feel almost more connected to people than I did before.

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