'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD': Ming-Na Wen on Melinda May's backstory, movie crossovers

In its premiere last night, fans finally had a chance to meet the cast of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."The pilot also made it clear that the show will have plenty of overarching mysteries about who these agents actually are. One of the biggest backstories waiting to be unwrapped is that of Melinda May, an esteemed SHIELD agent who got out of the field only to be dragged back in by Agent Phil Coulson. "It's definitely a slow reveal of her character," Ming-Na Wen teases of Melinda's Season 1 story arc. "You see her more in later episodes where she's on task and you see what she's capable of doing, but you get hints about her perspective about things. She's very much the observer, and whenever she wants to put in her two cents, it's something that you want to listen to and kind of pay attention to." Just don't expect Melinda May to warm up by...



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