Lindsay Lohan wants to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming film to be directed by Joss Whedon (of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Complete Series (Seasons 1-7) here fame) set for next year. In an interview last year with ComingSoon.net Lindsay was asked if she would like to play the super heroine. Lindsay replied:
Wonder Woman would be cool! I actually met with someone there at one point. But yeah, I would never cancel anything out. I need to have other places to go and explore. I'm trying to find things that are different than anything I've done just to show my abilities and so I can have some kind of stretch. 'Cause most of the things I've done are still similar to me. They're still younger girls and they're still light-hearted.
Now, I don't really understand why an interview done almost a year ago is suddenly making news today, but who am I to pass up an opportunity to talk about Miss Lohan? I just have a couple thoughts on this. Firstly, on what planet do you imagine the role of Wonder Woman requiring some serious acting chops? I suppose the involvement of Joss Whedon could demand a decent actress for the part. But, even with Whedon's input this role isn't gonna be Oscar quality. So, if Lindsay is interested in sharing her range I don't think Wonder Woman will do that. And, for all the haters who don't think she has the chops to pull of Wonder Woman I just don't know what to say. How hard do they expect it to be? The bitch can read, right? And she has a nice rack, right? I think she would be fine. I actually have a hard time trying to come up with anyone else who could do it.
Now, if Lindsay really wants to demonstrate that she actually has some talent all she really needs to do is get herself a nice gritty independent movie a la Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball". You are never going to be taken seriously because of your role in this or that Hollywood movie. Then stop acting like a silly Hollywood whore and start conducting yourself like a respectable young lady. This is an almost guaranteed way to establish some cred and the only way that serious directors will even give you the time of day. Hell, Hollywood is so desperate for hot, young leading ladies you just might get an Oscar nomination for it (think of the atrocity of Gwenyth Paltrow in "Shakespeare in Love" beating out Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth (1998)").