‘Mad Men’ actress wanted for ‘Wonder Woman’

Christina Hendricks is Nicolas Refn's perfect choice

Nicolas Refn, director of Bronson and Valhalla Rising, has spoken about his perfect Wonder Woman in the shape of Christina Hendricks.

Interviewed at the première of his latest film, Drive, Nicolas Refn was adamant that if he is chosen to chair the Wonder Woman feature, currently in development at Warner Brothers, he’d pick the Mad Men actress.

Speaking about Christina – who Refn cast alongside Ryan Gosling in Drive – he told NY Magazine, “If I ever get to do it, she’s going to be it.”

Refn also told the BBC last year that helming Wonder Woman was a lifelong ambition for him, “It’s probably something that, to me, would be not just a satisfaction, but almost a catharsis”, adding, “I was born to make it.”

While nothing is concrete in regards to Wonder Woman making the leap to the big-screen, Refn has recently been given the job of the Logan’s Run remake for Warner.

If that’s a success you can expect the Danish director to have his pick of whichever projects he likes.

As for Hendricks, the dream of playing Wonder Woman has been on her mind for over a year now. Last year she told US chat show host Rachel Ray “I’ve been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life … I had Underoos. I had Wonder Woman Underoos!”

Hendricks recently took home the Best Supporting Actress honour at the Critics Choice Awards for her role as Joan Harris.

Last week Jon Hamm revealed that Mad Men would end after it’s seventh series.