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‘Mad Men”s Christina Hendricks: ‘I’d like to play Wonder Woman’

Actress reveals desire to play iconic superhero

Christina Hendricks has said she’d like to play Wonder Woman in a potential big-screen adaptation of the iconic 70s TV series.

The actress, who plays Mad Men‘s Joan Holloway, was asked in an interview with New York Magazine whether she’d accept the lead role in the proposed Nicolas Winding Refn-directed film.

She said:

Sure! I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos… And Nicolas said, when we were on set (of current release Drive), ‘I want you to be Wonder Woman.’ And I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat.

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Prior to the Winding Refn speculation, Joss Whedon had been attached to the project and was also keen on casting Hendricks in the lead. “I’d like to think that Joss would have cast me!” she added. “I also loved working with Joss [on Firefly. I’m excited to see what he does with The Avengers.

“Hopefully the stars would align [for Wonder Woman]. It would be really fun. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? I’d get to kick ass.”

Asked if she’d want to bring Wonder Woman back to the dark, sexually liberated roots of the character, Hendricks replied, “Well, I would certainly do what Nicolas wanted to do, and I can only guess what his version would be, but as I grew up with and am now married to a comic book fan, I think it’s important to be true to the original comic books, because I know that the fans love every detail and it’s very important to them.

“So I think it would be cool to do that. I look forward to learning more about it, actually.”

Drive opens on September 23.

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