As if we needed another reason to love actress Jessica Chastain. In an interview with our friend (and my old editor at UGO!) Jordan Hoffman at The Guardian, Chastain reveals that she’d like to play a superhero. Yes, the lead, not the girlfriend.
“I would have loved to have played Black Widow,” she said. “The problem is, if I do a superhero movie, I don’t want to be the girlfriend,” she went on. “I don’t want to be the daughter. I want to wear a fucking cool costume with a scar on my face, with fight scenes. That’s what I’d love.”
Yes! Cast her. CAST HER! Go ahead and try to tell us that the world isn’t ready for a female-fronted superhero film and that it won’t sell because girls don’t care about this stuff. Ahem.
Definitely check out the entire article, which has some great information about the work she’s done and what she has coming up.
Who do you think Jessica should play? Batwoman, anyone?