Christina Hendricks for Wonder Woman? Yes please!

Christina Hendricks at the 2010 SAG awards

Everytime I hear that someone is thinking of making a new Wonder Woman I cringe. No-one could ever top Linda Carter! David E Kelley tried to bring Wonder Woman back to TV but NBC said no. As much as I think David E Kelley is a TV genius (he’s brought us shows such as Doogie Howser MD, Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and Harry’s Law to name but a few) I’m glad NBC refused. His first mistake was changing Wonder Woman’s iconic outfit! Anyway, enough about that, as finally there is Wonder Woman news that makes me very happy …

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (his much talked about film Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, will hit Irish cinemas in Septemberwants to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen and he wants the fabulous Christina Hendricks to play her!

Refn made his wish known to New York Magazine, saying “First of all, she’s an awesome actress. Second, she’s so beautiful and so sexy and such a powerhouse of a woman that Liv, my wife, said that’s the prototype of a real woman. She has everything a guy would want. And yet she’s everything a girl thinks is the right way to look. So for me, she’s the perfect choice.”

Refn also likes that Hendricks is closer to 40 than 30. “She’s mature, which I think Wonder Woman has to be, because it’s a very complex character. You know, the whole Wonder Woman concept is ‘What if women were more powerful than men?’ And I certainly can’t come up with a more ideal choice to play that, both consciously because she’s very smart but also because of her sensibility and her physicality … so for me, she’s the perfect choice because she has so much sensibility and sexuality, but it’s true sexuality. And she has a body to die for. I certainly don’t know anybody of both sexes who doesn’t find her extremely attractive.”

I agree with Refn. Hendricks would make a perfect Wonder Woman and the big screen would be perfect for her! Hollywood is in love with SuperHeroes at the moment but they all seem to be male. Time for a feisty woman to kick some butt! The only problem is no-one has given this the green light. Warner Bros, what are you waiting for? Please make this happen!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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