Rumors have surfaced that “American Idol” runner-up Katharine McPhee is in the running to play Wonder Woman on the big screen. She talked to Entertainment Weekly about the role:
So anyway, onto other subjects, then. One of the more interesting things I’ve read is that your name is being bandied about to play Wonder Woman in Joss Whedon’s big-screen adaptation.
Can you discuss?
I just laugh about it. I mean, I’m not gonna deny it, or admit to it. But it’s funny because no one has even received this so-called Wonder Woman script. It’s like there’s so much buzz created around a script that isn’t even in the hands of any actresses yet. And that’s all I’ll really say. Yes, there have been, you know, like, conversations about it, but as far as the role being mine, or me being the lead up for it, I don’t really know. I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes in terms of producers and directors getting together to talk about a potential film. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t even know if [a] Wonder Woman [movie] is going to happen for sure. I mean, I don’t know who’s financing it. So it’s very flattering. And I think it’s interesting how I’ve somehow wound up in the media again. My manager makes fun of me; he says, ”You’re just like my little press hound, aren’t you?” [Laughs.]
Well, it’s got to be a little flattering to be mentioned for such an iconic role.
I will say, I do hear some things my fans are concerned about â€” they’re very protective, my fans â€” and when they heard I was doing a Shape magazine cover shoot â€” first of all I don’t know how they find out about stuff like that â€” but they’re concerned that I’m gonna be this slutty female on the cover of a magazine, and that’s not my direction at all. As far as them being concerned about Wonder Woman being my first movie, I think it would be a huge mistake for me to attempt to tackle a role like that for my debut. I really want to make smart choices, and I don’t think that would be a smart choice. A lot of times, regardless of whether you’re a blockbuster actress, those kinds of movies fail. So it wouldn’t be very smart for the girl off a reality television show to take a film like that for her first motion picture. I keep those things in mind. I’m really business-savvy…. Growing up in the business, and having parents who are in the business, I think I get it. And I understand it’s not just about being talented, it’s about making really smart decisions, and that’s always been my priority. And, of course, the album.
The full interview is available at the link above.