MIng-Na Wen is the kick-butt pilot and weapons instructor, Melinda May, on the popular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D series.
In character, MIng-Na Wen is a woman that you do not want to mess with.
Serious, matter-of-fact, and calculating, Ming-Na Wen is cool under pressure.
She gets the job done no matter what, she rarely smiles, and she is one of the reasons many on Coulson’s team aren’t dead yet.
However, Ming-Na Wen is quite possibly May’s polar opposite when she’s at home.
In fact, her character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has shocked her children into thinking she’s actually cool. Melinda May has really won them over.
“They love the show,” Ming-Na Wen said of her children.
Ming-Na Wen said that when her son, Cooper Dominic, 9, saw the show about the Marvel Comics organization debut at San Diego Comic Con in 2013, he freaked out.
She said, “He was like, ‘Mom! I didn’t know you could fly a plane. That is so cool!'”
I wonder if Ming-Na Wen told him the truth about television magic or if she let that one slide. I would have let it slide.
Ming-Na Wen said her daughter, Michaela, 14, is especially amazed by her mother’s character on the show.
Ming-Na Wen admitted that when she’s at home, “I laugh all the time and I’m always smiling and mommy’s the one that does the cooking and mommy’s a klutz.”
Yep, that is a big difference, alright. Melinda May wouldn’t do any of those things.
Despite all of the rave reviews for her amazing performance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ming-Na Wen is made the happiest knowing that, for once, her kids think she’s cool.
She said, “For me, my career could be over right then and there and I’d be happy.”
What do you think of Ming-Na Wen’s real-life personality? Are you surprised?