Gina Torres On Her WONDER WOMAN Fan Campaign; Says She'd Still "Love To" Play Her

Around the time of Joss Whedon's Firefly, Torres was a big fan-favorite to play Diana on the big screen...and while that was quite a while ago now, the campaign is still active. The Suits actress gives her thoughts on that to Vulture after the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 9/18/2013
Gina Torres' Zoe was one of the most popular characters on Joss Whedon's incredibly popular Firefly tv series and its spinoff movie Serenity. Torres' portrayal of this "warrior woman" along with the fact that she happens to be gorgeous and pushing 6 feet tall led many fans to campaign for her to take the role of Wonder Woman if a live action movie ever got off the ground. The actress (44) realizes that this is probably unlikely to happen now, but in an interview with Vulture she reveals her love of the character, how delighted she is that the fans are still behind her, and that she would still love to play her.



"You know, she is a superhero that has been a part of my life since I can remember, and it is incredibly gratifying and heartwarming and wonderful that this campaign continues to have a life — even though it might be maybe three or four people that are keeping it alive. [Big laugh.] I love them! I don't know how realistic it is. Of course I would love to do that. Who wouldn't in their right mind? And why not? Well, there are all kinds of reasons why not. But yes, it is a fantasy. And it's a hoot. It's a hoot that every now and then, all these years go by, and people are still thinking that I could do that; I could make that wonderful and they will come and see it. I can't even tell you how that feels."
Source: Vulture
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Ramiel - 9/18/2013, 6:46 AM
WW isn't black or hispanic.
Tainted87 - 9/18/2013, 6:46 AM
She is, unfortunately, too old. I could DEFINITELY see her reprising her role as Vixen though!
KingSilence - 9/18/2013, 6:47 AM
But she's black. I'm not racist. It's just... just she's black. Maybe batman should be chinese and the flash should be 400 lbs... What is wrong with these people????
subzero1077 - 9/18/2013, 6:50 AM
No.
RorMachine - 9/18/2013, 6:50 AM
Wonder Woman is Amazonian..what color are they? Oh that's right, they don't exist.
Supes17 - 9/18/2013, 6:52 AM
^^^^
Supes17 - 9/18/2013, 6:54 AM
I didn't know Wonder Woman was white lol. But black or asian she is not..
deepee3 - 9/18/2013, 6:55 AM
Please read HER WORDS. She is simply stating that the suggestion is flattering. She is NOT advocating herself in the role.
revloveR - 9/18/2013, 6:55 AM
too old. she would have been pretty good though.
PanochaLibre - 9/18/2013, 6:57 AM
No
RorMachine - 9/18/2013, 7:00 AM
deepee3, exactly. It's shocking how many people on here don't actually read an article properly before launching into a tirade against something they THINK it probably says. Kinda sums it up really though.
ManCalledSting - 9/18/2013, 7:00 AM
I don't think so, and not because she isn't white. On that note though, I wanna see a white man play Black Panther. It's totally possible since a lot of white people live in South Africa, and it worked in Prince of Persia. :-p
SunfireUrA55 - 9/18/2013, 7:00 AM
She's perfect! Give her the WW role WB.
jimoakley666 - 9/18/2013, 7:04 AM
Do I need to also point out the obvious here?

Greek / Mediterranean or [frick] off.
Ramiel - 9/18/2013, 7:05 AM
Asgardians don't exist either, but we all know that they aren't black either.
musim - 9/18/2013, 7:06 AM
You know, as the large breasted sex symbol kinky whip Wonder Woman Gina Torres doesn't work.

As an amazon, I could see Gina Torres doing an awesome job on that. There is no reason an Amazonian couldn't be not-white.
musim - 9/18/2013, 7:07 AM
To be clear, I think she would be awesome for the role. Probably too old now though.
GeekyCheekyChic - 9/18/2013, 7:07 AM
nope. moving on.
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:08 AM
These comments are hilarious, hmmmmm no undertones of racism........

GeekyCheekyChic - 9/18/2013, 7:09 AM
nothing to do with ethnicity. She just isn't Wonder Woman. Now that newly crowned Miss America- I could buy her as Wonder Woman(physically)
sameoldthing - 9/18/2013, 7:09 AM
She's a milf...does she even have children?
Who cares,dress her up as WW & send her to my room!
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:10 AM
@ Baroness

Just making light of the issue.
TheWolverine08 - 9/18/2013, 7:10 AM
@JoeMomma29 The racism is everywhere. Lol.
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:11 AM
I laughed when people were up in arms over Thor for putting a black man in a key role.
CharlesLord - 9/18/2013, 7:13 AM
i came in expecting comments on her being black stopping her from being a good candidate...i leave satisfied
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:13 AM
Though I do agree that WW should be played by a younger person.
Ramiel - 9/18/2013, 7:15 AM
Idiot logic: Mandarin sucked in IM3 because he wasn't accurate with the comics, but a black hispanic can play WW though.
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:15 AM
@ TheHeat

Like what WW is going to talk with a heavy Hispanic accent in the movie......SMH!

Actually that would be funny here is a video on how we do talk her in New Mexico......Trust me folks this is 100% accurate.

thewonderer - 9/18/2013, 7:17 AM
Jessica Chastain
Tainted87 - 9/18/2013, 7:17 AM
I did!
But Lex isn't doing flips, hoppin' around, throwing people through walls, chucking cars, or going toe-to-toe with Superman unless he's wearing a power suit.

Honestly kids, a black Wonder Woman looks better.

And GOOD LUCK trying to find a Greek actress in Hollywood whose talent measures up to your expectations.
JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:17 AM
@ Pasto

LMAO...... I know huh!
diagnostic - 9/18/2013, 7:18 AM
But she's hawt!
Tainted87 - 9/18/2013, 7:21 AM
@MAC
Rage... like a raging hard-on?
Nubase - 9/18/2013, 7:21 AM
It really depends on how you look at this cos Amazonian woman do exist in south America, all the countries that border the amazon jungle are black, mixed or white race, but in term of wonder women which has the greek mythos a lot of people may think that greeks are pure white but they are not, some are very dark skinned, almost on the brink of being black, l know this cos l have been to Greece many times, esspeciallly as its pretty cheap to go there now cos of the recession.

All l can say is after the shock call of ben as batman, WB/DC are not afraid to make shock castings, if they can make Laurance Fishburne cast as Perry White and he did a damn good job at that role then l won't any problem with WW played by a black or Hispanic actress.

You would think that after idris ilba being cast as Helmdell people would move on from this.
Jer3miah - 9/18/2013, 7:21 AM
@KingSilence

The more you state you're not racist, the more you appear to be, dummy. Tone your ignorant mind down a bit. You sound like a cop profiling Gina Torres, calling her black when she is clearly Hispanic. That's exactly how cops profile.
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Anyways, she does have the body and attitude to pull off Wonder Woman's personality, but yeah -- too old and Hollywood would never switch up the race of a major character like that to someone of a darker skin tone. Will 'never' happen, but it's nice to see she has such dedicated fans. She's awesome in my book. I think since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, lol.
GUNSMITH - 9/18/2013, 7:24 AM
TOP CHOICE FOR ME LYN COLLINS..SHE LOOKS GOOD AN SHE CAN FIGHT

JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:25 AM
Hey it could work....

Ramiel - 9/18/2013, 7:27 AM
@Jer3miah

But Gina is black. Hispanic is not race. Hispanics can be either white, black, mestizo, pacific islander looking or in my case - sephardic.
MexicanSuperman - 9/18/2013, 7:28 AM
@KingSilence, how the frick is that not racist? That is like someone saying "no offence, but your fat and ugly", and the heck is that not offensive to the person you tell that to.

I never seen this lady in anything, so I don't how goodher acting ability is, but I would want someone in their early 20s.

JoeMomma29 - 9/18/2013, 7:28 AM
@ Pasto

Nope!

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