I love watching Christina Hendricks‘ Joan Holloway shake her goodies around the Mad Men office, but I don’t see this obsession with her portraying Wonder Woman.
However, director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) spoke about his desire to make a Wonder Woman film with Christina Hendricks in the lead role. Refn directed Hendricks in Drive, which opens tomorrow.
“I think my whole fetish and my interest in Wonder Woman came from three or four years ago…My daughter got obsessed with the Wonder Woman televisionshow. The old, ’70s version. I would watch them back to back with her and really enjoyed them immensely. And I’ve always been fascinated by her as a character. I’m not a knowledgeable comic fanatic, as a lot of other people are. But I was very fascinated by a woman of power. And I couldn’t come [up] with any other great role models for my daughter to, say, ‘That’s a woman.’ Besides her mother. So I started getting wholly, completely obsessed about Wonder Woman and saying, ‘I’ve got to make her as a movie. I’ve got to make my take on it.’ And then I met a comic book writer who told me the origins about her, which was very fascinating and I began to see that myself and the creator of her probably had the same fetish of women. And then I knew that I had to make this film… if it ever gets made.”
Here is what Hendricks had to say about it all…
“Sure! I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll — sorry, Aaron, you’re exposed. [Giggles.] And Nicolas said, when we were on set, ‘I want you to be Wonder Woman.’ And I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
“Hopefully the stars would align [for Wonder Woman]. It would be really fun. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? I’d get to kick ass.”
As sexy as she is, she might be too old (36) for the role. Also, she isn’t a big enough name to carry a franchise and I don’t know if she can be as athletic as an actress would need to be to play the part.
I still think the best choices are Megan Fox, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson or maybe even Charlize Theron.