David E. Kelley, the man behind the new “Wonder Woman” television series, has plenty to tell about getting involved with the project and how Adrianne Palicki was chosen for the lead role. For starters, he initially said "No" to the project.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Kelley discussed how he ended up changing his mind and taking on “Wonder Woman."
“When I started thinking about all the complications and potential layers to this superhero, I just got more and more intrigued,” Kelly said. “It was also something I was a little bit afraid of. That’s good, too. Any writer should get out of his or her comfort zone, and this was way outside of mine.”
He eventually decided to write the script and decide what to do from there. DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Kelley himself all liked how the script came out, so “Wonder Woman” was a go.
At that point, all they needed was an actress who would play Diana Prince.
“She’s got to be strong, smart, emotionally accessible — and, oh yeah, an Amazon!” Kelley said of the character. He thought it would be a challenge to find an actress, but was impressed with Palicki right away.
“I just knew it. I had an instinctive feeling that this was her," he said of Pailcki, who recently made her debut in the Wonder Woman costume. "So then she read [for the part]. And she was. And she is.”
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