[TV] Adrianne Palicki Says She's Glad She Got to Play Wonder Woman
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.16.2013
Even if the show wasn't greenlit...
As you may remeber, back in 2011 David E. Kelly did a pilot for a Wonder Woman TV show for NBC. The network passed on the pilot following a wave of negative fan reaction toward the costume and a lackluster, problematic pilot. IGN recently spoke with Adrianne Palicki, who played Diana in the pilot, about the role. Check out the highlights:
On enjoying working on the pilot: "I got to play Wonder Woman which was, by the way, maybe one of the coolest things ever."
On whether she regrets that the show didn't move forward: "I wouldn't say regret. I was devastated when it didn't go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would've been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume -- I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I'm really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I'll get to play that character or another awesome icon again."
On being offered action work: "I think it's hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody… there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it's like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things. So yes, I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films. Which is awesome, because I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I'm one of those crazy people, but it's a fine line because you don't want to get pigeonholed. That's why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board. To keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I'm 30 and I feel like I'm 57 years old!"
On whether she has wants to play another superhero: "I'm waiting for Supergirl."