Watch out Arrow's Felicity, there's a cute new tech specialist coming to TV this fall!
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is easily the most-buzzed about new drama debuting this season, thanks to its ties to The Avengers franchise and the fact that it comes from Buffy and Firefly's Joss Whedon, one of TV's most beloved minds. Thankfully, the ABC drama more than lives up to the hype, delivering action, laughs and mystery and the much-anticipated return of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), while introducing us to some fresh new talent who can more than hold their own with the Avengers fan favorite.
But the series' true standout? English newcomer Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Simmons, one-half of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team's adorkable tech duo, along with Iain De Caestecker's Fitz. (Fitzsimmons, get it?!) Think Buffy's Willow crossed with Dollhouse's Topher. An irresistable combination, right? To help you get to know Henstridge a little bit better before S.H.I.E.L.D.'s series premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 14, we asked her to fill out a personality quiz, in which she reveals her first TV crush, her country music obsession and her favorite TV snack...
Nickname: Lil or Lil Hen if I'm feeling particularly gangsta
Website You Check Every Morning: Deadline, I love how they have news from all parts of the industry
Current Pop Culture Obsessions: Leopard print…although I feel like it may be a life-long obsession
Hidden Talent: Horse-riding, I keep trying to work it into my storylines!
Top Five Most Played Songs On Your iPod: "Anything Can Happen" by Ellie Goulding, "Feel Again" by OneRepublic, "I Want Crazy" by Hunter Hayes, "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland and "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band (I've discovered Country Music since being in the States!)
Your First TV Crush: Jesse Spencer when he played ‘Billy' on the Australian soap opera, Neighbours.
Which Other TV Character Could You See Your Character Dating: I think Simmons and Raj from The Big Bang Theory could have a few fun dates!
If You Could Guest Star On Any Other Show: Parks and Recreation or Orange is the New Black, I LOVE both
Favorite TV Snack: Probably peanut butter and a spoon…terrible!
If My Co-Stars Had to Describe Me In One Word, It Would Probably Be: British…I drink a LOT of tea!
Fill in the Blank: I'm Most Excited For [My parents seeing me on their telly! And for everyone else to see Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. :)] This Fall
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. on ABC.