5 Things To Know About Simmons’ New Love Interest Will Daniels
Jemma Simmons never forgot Fitz while trapped on another planet, but a fellow survivor helped to keep her sanity.
After the monolith transported her to another universe, Simmons soon found out that she wasn’t the only human trapped on a planet where the sun only appears every 18 years. She first met the fellow survivor Will Daniels when he took her prisoner in his bunker, which she later escaped.
Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) view of him softened when he saved her from an ominous creature roaming the rocky desert hills outside. The two grew even closer when Simmons began to realize she may never escape that hellish planet.
Dillon Casey plays Will, a former Air Force pilot who NASA recruited in 2001 for a special mission through the monolith. A small group inside the space program considered it the “affordable future of space exploration” and sent Will on the possibly one-way trip with three other astronauts.
The 32-year-old actor (on Oct. 29) is best known for his role on the former CW series “Nikita” He also played Rachel McAdams’ future brother-in-law in “The Vow” and starred on the Canadian series “Remedy.”
Learn more about Jemma Simmons’ new love interest and what their relationship could mean for FitzSimmons.
Born in America. Raised in Canada.
Casey was born in Dallas, Texas but he grew up in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the local Oakville Trafalgar High School and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in Montreal in 2005.
Casey Has One Word For FitzSimmons’ ‘Shippers – “Sorry!”
The Canadian gentlemen quickly apologized to FitzSimmons’ fans when the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode “4,722 hours” ended on Tuesday night, knowing full well they would not appreciate his character jeopardizing the fan-favorite relationship.
Henstridge also had concerns for the fans when she initially read the script. She described the love triangle as “an impossible situation for everyone,” but Simmons never stopped loving Fitz (Iain de Caestecker).
“FitzSimmons is a slow burn that’s taken years, and they connected over intellect, whereas her and Will, it’s an ‘us against the world’ kind of thing,” Henstridge told The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite the perceived competition, Fitz is still willing to help Jemma rebuild the portal and help rescue Will from the other side. “Time is of the essence and they don’t have time to dissect how they feel right now. They’re focusing on getting Will back and doing the right, humane thing,” she said.