Jaimie Alexander is a big comic book fan. She not only gets to play Lady Sif in the “Thor” movies, but she also has her sights set on one day playing Marvel mutant X-23. (“I’m too old to play X-23. I’ve been told 100 times,” she tells MTV News with a laugh. It’s okay! I get it!”) But one character she doesn’t expect to ever play is Wonder Woman — not because of a lack of interest, but because she wants to see the character treated with the respect she deserves.
“I used to be [interested], but then I’ve seen how many failed attempts there have been in making it,” Alexander told us about her “Wonder Woman” aspirations during the “Last Stand” junket. “It’s embarrassing for me as a woman, seeing what they did with that TV show.”
Alexander has no ill will towards Adrianne Palicki, the “Friday Night Lights” alum who played Wonder Woman in David Kelly’s failed pilot. But she has a lot of ill will towards that vision of the character.
“Let’s talk about this for a second. You have very few female superheroes dominating films these days, unless they’re in a skin tight outfit and their boobs are pushed up to their chin. It’s not okay,” she said. “All she does is sit and eat ice cream while she’s crying over a boy. I know that never aired, but that’s what the script said.”
Instead, Alexander thinks “Wonder Woman” needs to be treated the same as one of Hollywood’s most lucrative spy franchises — the “Bourne” series.
“There needs to be a positive role model. If you’re going to make ’Wonder Woman,’ make it like ’The Bourne Supremacy,'” she said. “Let’s do something awesome like that. Like ’Alias.’ That was a fantastic show. Why can’t we do that? Why does she have to be in hot pants and spandex? I get it, it’s visually stunning for half of the people, but at least make her grow a pair!”
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