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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Ruth Negga cast as Tulip in AMC's Preacher pilot

03.19.2015

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The pilot for AMC's planned Preacher series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg has found its Tulip O'Hare in the form of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s star Ruth Negga. Deadline (who were the first to break the news) describes Tulip as "a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation."

Besides her Raina role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Negga has also appeared on the E4 series Misfits as Nikki, and will be playing Lady Taria in Duncan Jones' WARCRAFT.

Although Tulip O'Hare is white with blonde hair in the comics, Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-Irish actress. That may annoy some hardcore fans of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book series, but personally I have absolutely no problem with Negga playing Tulip.

Production on Preacher is set to begin this summer for series consideration in 2016, with Agent Carter's Dominic Cooper possibly playing Jesse Custer, Tulip's ex-boyfriend who is on a mission to find God. What are your thoughts on Ruth Negga playing Tulip O'Hare?

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Source: Deadline

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10:10PM on 03/19/2015
I haven't seen her in AOS, so I can't comment on her acting ability/screen presence, but at first glance, sure. Give her a big damn gun and a blonde hairdo, and she'll at least have the look down.

I'm more interested in who they'll cast as Herr Starr.
I haven't seen her in AOS, so I can't comment on her acting ability/screen presence, but at first glance, sure. Give her a big damn gun and a blonde hairdo, and she'll at least have the look down.

I'm more interested in who they'll cast as Herr Starr.
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11:37PM on 03/19/2015
I'd vote for Christian Berkel.
I'd vote for Christian Berkel.
2:24PM on 03/19/2015
I'm a purist, so yeah, I'm not happy with this casting. She doesn't look the part, and even worse I never liked her in AOS. I found her annoying every time on screen, not because she was trying to be annoying, there is just something about her. Though there is one and only one reason for this casting, to lure Dominic Cooper in to take the lead role since he is dating her.
I'm a purist, so yeah, I'm not happy with this casting. She doesn't look the part, and even worse I never liked her in AOS. I found her annoying every time on screen, not because she was trying to be annoying, there is just something about her. Though there is one and only one reason for this casting, to lure Dominic Cooper in to take the lead role since he is dating her.
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2:13PM on 03/19/2015

Jeezuz...

Well, I'm out. Not only does this chick annoy the effing crap outta me on Agents of Shield, but she looks absolutely nothing like the source character. I'm so sick and tired of this crap.
Well, I'm out. Not only does this chick annoy the effing crap outta me on Agents of Shield, but she looks absolutely nothing like the source character. I'm so sick and tired of this crap.
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12:56PM on 03/19/2015
Where are the comments about race and being faithful to the source material? People must be maturing.
Where are the comments about race and being faithful to the source material? People must be maturing.
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9:42AM on 03/19/2015
I thought I read that Tulip was going to be black (I'm not being sarcastic). Did I make that up? I don't care either way

Idk how much control they might have beyond writing duties, but I was thinking, and don't be surprised if, you know... Franco
I thought I read that Tulip was going to be black (I'm not being sarcastic). Did I make that up? I don't care either way

Idk how much control they might have beyond writing duties, but I was thinking, and don't be surprised if, you know... Franco
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9:05AM on 03/19/2015
Her ethnicity could be interesting to the story. Thats just gonna drive Jesse's redneck family even crazier
Her ethnicity could be interesting to the story. Thats just gonna drive Jesse's redneck family even crazier
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8:42AM on 03/19/2015
Go for it, love the choice.
Go for it, love the choice.
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8:29AM on 03/19/2015

Move TV Stories?

How about all these TV shows and TV reviews go under a new section? It's strange seeing reviews of The Flash mixed in with movie news.
How about all these TV shows and TV reviews go under a new section? It's strange seeing reviews of The Flash mixed in with movie news.
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9:44AM on 03/19/2015
Agreed
Agreed
8:21AM on 03/19/2015
Walton Goggins for Jesse.
Walton Goggins for Jesse.
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8:38AM on 03/19/2015
Walton Goggins circa The Shield would've been near perfect.
Walton Goggins circa The Shield would've been near perfect.
8:06AM on 03/19/2015
As long as she can act like the hard ass bitch that Tulip can be then who cares about her ethnicity? Bring on Cassidy and the Preacher dammit!
As long as she can act like the hard ass bitch that Tulip can be then who cares about her ethnicity? Bring on Cassidy and the Preacher dammit!
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