Olivia Munn on why she doesn't think she has a shot at playing Wonder Woman
Olivia Munn has made it very clear that she loves Wonder Woman. A lot. The presenter and actress also gets a lot of love from the geek community due to her appearances at Comic-Con, and many fans would love to see her as the Amazon Princess. So why doesn't Munn believe she has a chance at the part if a WONDER WOMAN or JUSTICE LEAGUE movie happens?
In an interview with the Boston Herald, Olivia Munn says that part of the reason is there will be a lot of competition with bigger-name actresses, but also feels at least part of the reason might come down to her heritage:
It would be great, though, if the producers could make Wonder Woman an Asian-American, but that's probably not what they would do. I don't know a lot of Asian-American women who are getting great opportunities yet, and the other actresses (vying for the role) are probably really famous and Hollywood tends to go for the girls who are already in the big movies.
Changing the race of a character can really divide fans; just take a look at some of the comments in these articles about Michael B. Jordan possibly playing the Human Torch in FANTASTIC FOUR. I think most fans aren't racist, but they have this image of a character so embedded in their heads that their logical arguments end up sounding racist. Personally, I think in some cases it might work and in others it won't, just like any other casting decision.
In this case I do think Olivia Munn would be a decent Wonder Woman, however I agree with Munn that since she isn't a well-known name it will probably prevent her from snagging the role. At least there are these pictures:
|Extra Tidbit:||And guys? Try to keep the Race Wars comments to a minimum please.|