“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” star Ming-Na Wen might be living a geek girl’s dream by playing the role of Agent Melinda May in the Marvel TV series, but that isn’t her dream role. With the new “Star Wars” movies in the works, Wen has been pushing to get a part in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
During an interview on “Access Hollywood Live,” the subject of Wen’s obsession with “Star Wars” was brought up. “Have I been tweeting about that too much?” she says of wanting a role in the new film.
She isn’t the only “Star Wars” fan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She and Joss Whedon can share their obsession, because he is also a huge fan.
“I went to Joss Whedon’s house, he had a little party; he had a wall of lightsabers. Oh my goodness, boy did I geek out,” she says. “Nothing better than having a lightsaber in your hand.”
So what would her dream “Star Wars” role be? Wen isn’t asking much.
“I could have a walk on just passing Han Solo — I don’t care. That’s my bucket list, to somehow get on one of those movies,” she says.
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.