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CAST THIS: Red Sonja

04.08.2010

I almost completely forgot about this project until this past week when it was announced that Megan Fox had reportedly been offered the role. But being Megan “I’m too good for you” Fox, who has already turned down Wonder Woman and Lara Croft, it remains anyone’s guess as to whether or not she accepts the role, which I doubt she will. And Fox as a redhead? I just don’t see it.

The project was supposed to be a little love-fest between Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan, but once their romance turned south, so did the project, and hence the recent Fox news. But at this point, that’s all still just a rumor, and RED SONJA could be anyone’s game in the end.

I know it’s inherently weird to say cartoon character is hot, but DAMN. Red Sonja’s scale-mail bikini and the body it covers is legendary the comic world, and it’s going to take someone with big…acting chops to pull it off. And honestly I don’t think Fox has the skills, or the cups to get the job done.

I really do think we need to go with someone extremely voluptuous. I mean, that’s pretty much the damn point of the character isn’t it? Sure, it may be hard to regulate extreme bouncing during acting sequences, but I honestly don’t think the audience heading to see RED SONJA will mind watching her battle with gravity onscreen.

Yes, acting helps also, but I think “the look” really is the most important part of casting here, and I in no way think Fox meets those standards. I have a few of my own choices in mind, but I want to hear yours.

Last Week: LEONARDO DA VINCI

Previously, we were casting Leonardo Da Vinci, action hero, in the new supernatural adventure being developed around the character. The results?

1. Eric Bana (12%) 2. Sam Rockwell (8%) 3. Adrian Brody (6%)

Da Vinci is kind of a random character to be casting, so we saw the most diverse set of choices in the comments I think I’ve seen writing this column thus far. There was barely consensus for anyone, but these three stood out to me.

Bana would do a great job I think, and needs more leading roles. Rockwell also needs a place to show his chops, though I’m not sure if I can picture him as Da Vinci. If this were a biopic of Da Vinci, I think Brody would look the part, but an action adventure? Mm, I suppose he does have a bit badass cred built up after PREDATORS.

Alright, give me your Red Sonja picks!

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Extra Tidbit: My favorite redhead Amy Adams! Just kidding, but that would be pretty goddamn hilarious.
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1:06PM on 06/26/2010

KRISTANNA LOKEN

First, Red Sonja should be high. Kristanna height is 5'11''.
Plus:
- Has a great physique and is beautiful.
- Has experience doing action using swords, shields, riding horses, etc. .
- She was great in Ring of the Nibelungs.
- It is proven that looks great with red hair (Mortal Kombat Conquest - Bloodrayne).
- It has a nice fan base around the world.
First, Red Sonja should be high. Kristanna height is 5'11''.
Plus:
- Has a great physique and is beautiful.
- Has experience doing action using swords, shields, riding horses, etc. .
- She was great in Ring of the Nibelungs.
- It is proven that looks great with red hair (Mortal Kombat Conquest - Bloodrayne).
- It has a nice fan base around the world.
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2:06PM on 04/13/2010
1. Diora Baird - If you don't like her in the role then you're insane and probably gay
2. Christina Hendricks - Definitely has the boobs for it!
3. Rachel Nichols - If, AND ONLY IF, Diora and Christina aren't available.
1. Diora Baird - If you don't like her in the role then you're insane and probably gay
2. Christina Hendricks - Definitely has the boobs for it!
3. Rachel Nichols - If, AND ONLY IF, Diora and Christina aren't available.
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9:06AM on 04/11/2010

How about Laura Prepon?

Make her a red head again, and put her on a tight fight training program with 87Eleven.
Make her a red head again, and put her on a tight fight training program with 87Eleven.
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2:16AM on 04/11/2010
Gemma Arterton.
Gemma Arterton.
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12:19PM on 04/10/2010

Rachelle Lefevre

She has the look already, and despite the awfulness of the twilight movies she still looked like a bad ass bitch.
She has the look already, and despite the awfulness of the twilight movies she still looked like a bad ass bitch.
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2:45PM on 04/09/2010

Red Sonja

I also concur with Amanda Righetti
I also concur with Amanda Righetti
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9:20AM on 04/09/2010

Casting my vote for Amanda Righetti

I had never heard of her before reading the comments here, so I decided to look her up. Found this, compare it to the image at the top of this article: [link]
I had never heard of her before reading the comments here, so I decided to look her up. Found this, compare it to the image at the top of this article: [link]
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7:30AM on 04/09/2010
KRISTANNA LOKEN

She is tall, she has curves, she's ATHLETIC (c'mon, Christina Hendricks would look ridiculous with a sword!) and she has the perfect face for the role!
KRISTANNA LOKEN

She is tall, she has curves, she's ATHLETIC (c'mon, Christina Hendricks would look ridiculous with a sword!) and she has the perfect face for the role!
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7:10AM on 04/09/2010
Eric Stoltz
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3:47AM on 04/09/2010

Whats the big damn deal??

lol, We all know the studio is just going to cast Jennifer Aniston:(. However, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Ellen Page!! LOL!
lol, We all know the studio is just going to cast Jennifer Aniston:(. However, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Ellen Page!! LOL!
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12:06AM on 04/09/2010

hmm

i gotta agree with zoe saldana. a pretty inspired choice. super hot and sexy. is getting more and more well known and can do the action thing. as long as ppl don't hate on the ethnic difference, which i dont think they should
i gotta agree with zoe saldana. a pretty inspired choice. super hot and sexy. is getting more and more well known and can do the action thing. as long as ppl don't hate on the ethnic difference, which i dont think they should
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12:00AM on 04/09/2010

Christina Hendricks

The movie should be a two-hour on foot chase scene.
The movie should be a two-hour on foot chase scene.
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9:43PM on 04/08/2010
How about Olga Kurylenko?
She looks pretty badass in that Centurion trailer.
And yes, Rhona Mitra is also awesome.
How about Olga Kurylenko?
She looks pretty badass in that Centurion trailer.
And yes, Rhona Mitra is also awesome.
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8:00PM on 04/08/2010
anyone but meagan fox. she kinda sucks and would look horrible with red hair.
anyone but meagan fox. she kinda sucks and would look horrible with red hair.
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7:54PM on 04/08/2010
Diora Baird, hot has looked great with red hair and oh did I say it HOT :)
Diora Baird, hot has looked great with red hair and oh did I say it HOT :)
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7:43PM on 04/08/2010
I would pick either Kate Mara or Amanda Righetti. They need someone with acting chops and the look. Please dont throw in a "bankable" actress who just doesnt fit at all.
I would pick either Kate Mara or Amanda Righetti. They need someone with acting chops and the look. Please dont throw in a "bankable" actress who just doesnt fit at all.
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7:19PM on 04/08/2010
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana
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7:19PM on 04/08/2010
I'd say Mary Winstead, though I could watch her in anything really.
I'd say Mary Winstead, though I could watch her in anything really.
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7:07PM on 04/08/2010
Kate Mara or Gemma Arterton would be the best choices.
Kate Mara or Gemma Arterton would be the best choices.
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6:28PM on 04/08/2010

Amanda Righetti

absolutely. She is tall, hot, and busty. She seems like she could handle the action bits, and she is built for the role. I'd love to see it!
absolutely. She is tall, hot, and busty. She seems like she could handle the action bits, and she is built for the role. I'd love to see it!
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6:19PM on 04/08/2010
Its funny that unlike other cast this that deal with remakes, no one is saying they want Bridgeitte Neilson back...
Its funny that unlike other cast this that deal with remakes, no one is saying they want Bridgeitte Neilson back...
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6:05PM on 04/08/2010
I'm going with Scarlett Jo.
I'm going with Scarlett Jo.
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5:48PM on 04/08/2010
I still think Eliza could pull it off, I do like the sound of Amanda Righetti ... and though I may get panned, the red headed villian vampire girl that got kicked off the 3rd twilight movie... she pretty much has the look down pat.
I still think Eliza could pull it off, I do like the sound of Amanda Righetti ... and though I may get panned, the red headed villian vampire girl that got kicked off the 3rd twilight movie... she pretty much has the look down pat.
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5:39PM on 04/08/2010

Gemma Arterton

She actually has red hair and is tall, the action will mostlky be done by a stunt double and then will be watched by like 384 people bc ITS RED FRICKIN SONJA.... who cares
She actually has red hair and is tall, the action will mostlky be done by a stunt double and then will be watched by like 384 people bc ITS RED FRICKIN SONJA.... who cares
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5:31PM on 04/08/2010

Kate Mara!

I think Kate Mara would be perfect for this part...if you don't know who she is check out E's secretary on Entourage
I think Kate Mara would be perfect for this part...if you don't know who she is check out E's secretary on Entourage
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5:22PM on 04/08/2010
Evangeline Lilly

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Evangeline Lilly

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6:53PM on 04/08/2010
wow I like this choice actually. With Lost ending this could work for sure. Would love to see her on the big screen.
wow I like this choice actually. With Lost ending this could work for sure. Would love to see her on the big screen.
9:12PM on 04/08/2010
Do you watch LOST? If so, how the hell do you like Kate?!?
Do you watch LOST? If so, how the hell do you like Kate?!?
4:59PM on 04/08/2010
Carrot Top
Carrot Top
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4:54PM on 04/08/2010
rachel nichols!!!
rachel nichols!!!
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4:53PM on 04/08/2010

Straight up...

Betty White. Just sayin'.
Betty White. Just sayin'.
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4:52PM on 04/08/2010

The T-X

Kristanna Loken.
Or they could do it right and make it an animated film.
Kristanna Loken.
Or they could do it right and make it an animated film.
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4:51PM on 04/08/2010

Amanda Righetti or Laura Prepon

As much as I like Christina Hendricks, she just to soft and cuddly to be a warrior women.
As much as I like Christina Hendricks, she just to soft and cuddly to be a warrior women.
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4:42PM on 04/08/2010
Kate Mara or Rhona Mitra.
Kate Mara or Rhona Mitra.
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4:37PM on 04/08/2010
Kate Mara or Rhona Mitra.
Kate Mara or Rhona Mitra.
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4:19PM on 04/08/2010

Based on other opinions, I'd lean towards

Megan Fox...OK, that's the fanboy in me wanting to see her in the chain mail. Aside from that, I like Christie Hemme or Diora Baird for the role. It won't be a great movie, but it will be a guilty pleasure with an emphasis on pleasure! Also, Amy Adams is actually an inspired choice. I'd love to see her go against type.
Megan Fox...OK, that's the fanboy in me wanting to see her in the chain mail. Aside from that, I like Christie Hemme or Diora Baird for the role. It won't be a great movie, but it will be a guilty pleasure with an emphasis on pleasure! Also, Amy Adams is actually an inspired choice. I'd love to see her go against type.
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4:15PM on 04/08/2010

Christina Hendricks

Would love to see someone that's real...
Would love to see someone that's real...
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4:04PM on 04/08/2010

Gemma Arterton

She is popping up all over the place, and I have absolutely no problem with that!
She is popping up all over the place, and I have absolutely no problem with that!
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4:01PM on 04/08/2010
Amanda Righetti!!
Amanda Righetti!!
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4:07PM on 04/08/2010
Fantastic choice. She's hot & a good actress. Love the mentalist
Fantastic choice. She's hot & a good actress. Love the mentalist
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3:59PM on 04/08/2010
Ali Larter or just type cast it & go with Lucy Lawless
Ali Larter or just type cast it & go with Lucy Lawless
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3:47PM on 04/08/2010

come on! let's get at least 10%!

zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis!
zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis! zack galifinakis!
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3:39PM on 04/08/2010
Kristanna Loken or Malin Akerman. They have the right, strong but feminine body type.
Kristanna Loken or Malin Akerman. They have the right, strong but feminine body type.
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3:38PM on 04/08/2010
Kate Mara. The End.
Kate Mara. The End.
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6:10PM on 04/11/2010
Dude! I'm surprised! You didn't mention Jensen Ackles for this??? Cmon... he was born to play a role like this right? Haha... why not
Dude! I'm surprised! You didn't mention Jensen Ackles for this??? Cmon... he was born to play a role like this right? Haha... why not
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3:13PM on 04/08/2010

thats easy

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
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2:53PM on 04/08/2010
As far as looks go, Christy Hemme is SPOT ON. [link]
As far as looks go, Christy Hemme is SPOT ON. [link]
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2:51PM on 04/08/2010

Kate Mara

She is a red head that could use a break out role.
She is a red head that could use a break out role.
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2:43PM on 04/08/2010
As far as looks go, Christy Hemme is SPOT ON. [link]
As far as looks go, Christy Hemme is SPOT ON. [link]
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2:40PM on 04/08/2010

Christina Hendricks

It would be great to see a womanly figure on the big screen again. It feels like decades since curves, real curves, were allowed to be flaunted.
It would be great to see a womanly figure on the big screen again. It feels like decades since curves, real curves, were allowed to be flaunted.
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2:35PM on 04/08/2010

Rachel Nichols for sure

She is the best, looks good with red hair, has a gorgeous body that is both athletic and voluptuous. I think Hendrick's boobs are actually TOO big and she would need to spend a lot of time getting in shape. Not sure she has the right body type for heavy action, no that I would mind seeing her in the metal bikini (although would they really even subject an actress to wearing that for a whole movie and what actress would sign on for that?) Anyway, Nichols all the way.
She is the best, looks good with red hair, has a gorgeous body that is both athletic and voluptuous. I think Hendrick's boobs are actually TOO big and she would need to spend a lot of time getting in shape. Not sure she has the right body type for heavy action, no that I would mind seeing her in the metal bikini (although would they really even subject an actress to wearing that for a whole movie and what actress would sign on for that?) Anyway, Nichols all the way.
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2:10PM on 04/08/2010
Rachel Nichols or Gemma Arterton.
Rachel Nichols or Gemma Arterton.
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1:53PM on 04/08/2010
definitely Hendricks
definitely Hendricks
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1:41PM on 04/08/2010
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
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2:50PM on 04/08/2010
Awesome choice!
Awesome choice!
3:11PM on 04/08/2010
HELL YES!!!!!
HELL YES!!!!!
1:37PM on 04/08/2010
Christy Hemme (she's a wrestler)

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Christy Hemme (she's a wrestler)

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1:31PM on 04/08/2010
Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks
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1:30PM on 04/08/2010
Christina Hendricks. Thank you, and good evening.
Christina Hendricks. Thank you, and good evening.
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1:22PM on 04/08/2010

I have the 3 based on personality

Diora Baird- for the default standard larger than life action hero Sonja personality.

Hendricks- For the wild, conniving trash-talkin'Sonja personality.

Mara- For the brooding, unassuming ass kicking Sonja personality.
Diora Baird- for the default standard larger than life action hero Sonja personality.

Hendricks- For the wild, conniving trash-talkin'Sonja personality.

Mara- For the brooding, unassuming ass kicking Sonja personality.
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1:17PM on 04/08/2010
Kate Mara.

The End.
Kate Mara.

The End.
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1:11PM on 04/08/2010
Baird
Baird
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1:06PM on 04/08/2010
Christina Hendricks or Diora Baird.
Christina Hendricks or Diora Baird.
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12:53PM on 04/08/2010

Okay...

I'm all for Summer Glau in this role. I know she doesn't have the attributes necessary, but she knows how to kick some ass.
I'm all for Summer Glau in this role. I know she doesn't have the attributes necessary, but she knows how to kick some ass.
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12:45PM on 04/08/2010
Diora Baird or Rachel Nichols or Rose McGowan
Diora Baird or Rachel Nichols or Rose McGowan
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12:42PM on 04/08/2010

Diora Baird or Rachel Nichols

Don't know anything about Red Sonja, but based on that pic, these are the two I'd love to see in that bikini. That's a movie ticket I'd preorder.
Don't know anything about Red Sonja, but based on that pic, these are the two I'd love to see in that bikini. That's a movie ticket I'd preorder.
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12:40PM on 04/08/2010

unless her chest is so big it makes swinging a sword impossable!!!

Christina Hendricks, and if her chest is so big that it makes it hard for her to play the part. Someone better cast her!
Christina Hendricks, and if her chest is so big that it makes it hard for her to play the part. Someone better cast her!
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12:34PM on 04/08/2010

Christy Hemme

She's not an actress. But look her up, she's like the hottest person ever. It would be like another Barbwire
She's not an actress. But look her up, she's like the hottest person ever. It would be like another Barbwire
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12:30PM on 04/08/2010

Anyone But Fox!

My top two.
Gemma Arterton
Rhona Mitra
My top two.
Gemma Arterton
Rhona Mitra
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12:29PM on 04/08/2010

Diora Baird

...with acting lessons. Perfect.
...with acting lessons. Perfect.
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12:23PM on 04/08/2010
Rachel Nichols.
Rachel Nichols.
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12:19PM on 04/08/2010

EMMA STONE OR KATE MARA

BUT ROSE WILL ALWAYS B MY TOP CHOICE!
BUT ROSE WILL ALWAYS B MY TOP CHOICE!
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12:18PM on 04/08/2010
Rhona Mitra......I'm done.
Rhona Mitra......I'm done.
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12:50PM on 04/08/2010
she can't act really, but she's hot as shit.
she can't act really, but she's hot as shit.
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12:17PM on 04/08/2010
1: Amanda Righetti
2: Christina Hendricks
3: Laura Prepon
1: Amanda Righetti
2: Christina Hendricks
3: Laura Prepon
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12:15PM on 04/08/2010
Rose McGowan or Rachel Nichols but that's more than likely not happening due to the fact they are both going to be in the new Conan movie.
Rose McGowan or Rachel Nichols but that's more than likely not happening due to the fact they are both going to be in the new Conan movie.
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12:14PM on 04/08/2010

My thoughts

1. Christina Hendricks. An excellent actor, fills out a breastplate nicely.

2. Jessica Biel. Not as good an actor but the fight scenes would rock.

3. Diora Baird. Just because . . .
1. Christina Hendricks. An excellent actor, fills out a breastplate nicely.

2. Jessica Biel. Not as good an actor but the fight scenes would rock.

3. Diora Baird. Just because . . .
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12:04PM on 04/08/2010

so many possibilities

1:christy hemme
2:angelica bridges
3:christine hendricks

I think Alicia Witt or Cerina Vincent would be inspired choices too. 10 years ago my pick would have been angie everhart.
1:christy hemme
2:angelica bridges
3:christine hendricks

I think Alicia Witt or Cerina Vincent would be inspired choices too. 10 years ago my pick would have been angie everhart.
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11:53AM on 04/08/2010
1: Christina Hendricks
2: Diora Baird
3: Rachel Nichols
1: Christina Hendricks
2: Diora Baird
3: Rachel Nichols
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12:25PM on 04/08/2010
This list gives me a chubb
This list gives me a chubb
12:31PM on 04/08/2010
I rubbed one out while making it.
I rubbed one out while making it.
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