Even as an actor, one can still fangirl, and I believe that Ming-Na probably had that moment, too, when she realized that she was going to be working with geek god Joss Whedon in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This is what she had to say about the opportunity:
I have pure adulation for him. When you go from being a geek girl, loving someone’s work, and then you actually get a chance to work with that person and to find out that he is beyond all your expectations… He’s truly not just the most genuine, grounded human being, but he really cares, and he’s so passionate and gifted about all the stuff that he does. So to work with him is just a dream.
It’s still a few more months before we can see what the show will be like, and what her character will be like. As much as they tried, there wasn’t much she would say about the soldier/pilot Agent Melinda May:
What can I say? I think what’s going to be interesting with her character is you discover her slowly. She’s a bit of a mystery, she’s a bit damaged, she doesn’t say very much. She’s slowly revealed — which means I don’t know who she is yet!