Chloe Grace Moretz turns 17 today--February 10th--and just a short while ago at the Sundance Film Festival the young Laggies star dished about her belief that a good female super hero is in strong demand.
"It would be great to have one in the Marvel system. It would be great to have more than even Scarlett [Johansson as Black Widow] because Black Widow was still ‘wear the spandex and push your boobs up, this is a man’s world,’ she said during her interview with Total Film.
“I think what it’ll be is Wonder Woman. I think Wonder Woman is someone that might be able to walk in and do something really cool," she added. “A lot of the female characters are written that way in the comics, of being submissive, very sexually driven. They’re the kryptonite! I think Wonder Woman was one of those characters that really was a strong female character. The closest we’ve gotten to that is Catwoman with Michelle Pfeiffer."
The Carrie star makes a really good point. Young people today--as well as those more mature types who still believe in super heroes (and that's perfectly okay--really, it is!) don't have anyone besides Wonder Woman to look to as a female super hero. And where has Lynda Carter been for all these years? She's certainly too old (no offense, Lynda) to pull off the role and be convincible today, so certainly someone could step into her shoes.
Chloe was asked if she might one day head up her own super hero franchise. That would certainly be one way to make that female super hero dream come true.
“For sure, if it’s the right role,” she said
Chloe Grace Moretz stars opposite Keira Knightley in Laggies. The film is about a 28-year-old woman with no real life direction (played by Knightley) who bails on her boyfriend saying she is headed to a retreat. Instead she winds up staying with a teenager and her dad--played by Moretz and Sam Rockwell.
“I fell in love with the idea and the story,” said Moretz. “It’s a very funny movie, but it has that undertone. It’s a quarter-life crisis.”
Can you see Chloe Grace Moretz playing Wonder Woman or a Wonder Woman-type super hero one day? She may still be a bit young for the role, but her determination and gift of acting could one day find her defending the defenseless and fighting crime as only Wonder Woman knows how.
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