Katee Sackhoff Hopes for Harley QuinnBy: Mike Tuttle - January 6, 2014
The Battlestar Galactica star, Katee Sackhoff, really aims for strong female roles in television and films.
Last year, she appeared in Riddick with Vin Diesel and is currently scheduled to appear in an “all female” version of The Expendables.
But Katee revealed lately that she’s also a huge fan of comic books. In an interview with Total Film, when asked if she could see herself in a comic book movie, she said, “Absolutely. I would love to play any of these characters. I’d love to play Wonder Woman.”
She continued, “I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn’t the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that. And remember thinking to myself, ‘You obviously haven’t seen my work!'”
With Batman being one of her favorite series, Sackhoff’s sights are set on one of the fictional character’s villians.
“I would love to play Harley Quinn. I just think it’s amazing. I mean I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn.”
Sackhoff has already provided talent for Batman: Year One, a 2011 animated release, where she voiced Detective Sarah Essen. However, playing a villian seems “more fun, more challenging” to her.
“I love trying to understand the villain, and trying to understand the things they do and why they do them, and I’ve always found [Harley Quinn] and The Joker, you almost can’t understand them. And it makes it so much more interesting because everything’s fair game, and I love that. I loved the usefulness of her, I thought that was interesting, and I just think that it’s a fantastic character.”
But Batman isn’t the only series she has her eye on.
“Star Wars meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that all kind of went together. It was just an amazing final understanding of what a trilogy was.” Laughing, she added, “The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia, I always wanted to be Han Solo!”
From 2012-2013, Sackhoff voiced the warrior character, Bo-Katan, in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Referring to the director of the upcoming Star Wars movies, J.J. Abrahms, Sackhoff said, “If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they’re fantastic, I think that he’s a great choice, and I’m excited to see what happens in that world.”
Sackhoff is currently starring in the A&E series, Longmire, which goes into its third season in 2014.
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