Listen up Marvel fans! Actor SCOTT SUBIONO is dishing about his role in ABC’s new hit, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” For those under a rock, the show follows a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D, who protect the ordinary from the extraordinary. In the episode, “The Asset,” airing on October 8th, Scott steps into this world guest starring as Ted Chesterfield, the rural and rugged outdoorsman mixed up in the mystery and mayhem.
You might recognize Scott from his previous TV stints on “Bones,” “Castle,” CSI,” and “Criminal Minds.” He has also appeared on the big screen in “The Right Temptation” starring Kiefer Sutherland and “Just a Dream” directed by Danny Glover.
We recently caught up with Scott Subiono to find out more about working in the fan-obsessed world of Marvel and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Tell us what you can about your role in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
SCOTT: I guess if there's trouble I'm bound to get mixed up in it.
What’s it like helping to create this larger-than-life world knowing that millions of Marvel fans will be watching so closely?
SCOTT: It takes a lot of talented people to put something like this together so just getting to be able to be one of those people adding my little bit to the whole picture is a wonderful crazy feeling. Knowing so many fans will be watching can be overwhelming if you think too much about it so when I'm actually shooting a scene I'm thinking about the scene and not about all those who will be watching it.
Any crazy or fun stories from set you can reveal?
SCOTT: When you see my horse galloping down a short hillside I must tell you that that was my first time taking a horse down a hill at that speed and I was terrified. And that hill looks a lot steeper from up on top of a galloping horse! The whole time I kept seeing flashes of me falling off, getting hurt, looking like a clown, and being humiliated. My horse was very fast and easily responsive and I just didn't have the finesse to slow him down any so with white knuckles I held on and kept saying to myself, "Please don't fall. Please don't fall." Then I had to abruptly stop on my mark and…act tough. At least I hope it looked tough. When you see it you'll now know that I was really just shaking in my boots. You see - there's no time to think about who's gonna be watching!
As an actor, what’s the best thing about working on a show like this? And, is there any downside?
SCOTT: The best thing is always the quality of people you're working with. Everyone is so smart and so talented at what they do and it always blows me away to be around that kind of energy. Everyone wants to be there. It's very cool. The downside is when you come on to a project for only a brief period of time and have to leave so soon while the rest of the gang continues on.
Were you a comic book reader as a kid and what about now?
SCOTT: As a kid I was an avid Sunday newspaper comic’s reader, but I'm afraid to admit to you guys that I only occasionally read comic books.
Thanks, Scott. This fan will definitely be watching!