Adrianne Palicki Says She'd Like To Play SUPERGIRL Or X-MEN's Rogue

Adrianne Palicki Says She'd Like To Play SUPERGIRL Or X-MEN's Rogue

David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman, starring Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) never made it past the pilot, but that hasn't stopped the actress from expressing interest in playing yet another superhero role in the future. Hit the jump to check it out.

While promoting her new movie, the remake of Red Dawn, Adrianne Palicki chatted with A.V. Club about the many geeky roles that she has played on television and on film. Of course the 29-year-old actress is still fielding questions about her ill-fated Wonder Woman series, and in the interview she discusses her take on the character's vulnerabilities.

She also got a chance to express her interest in playing X-Men's Rogue, and Supergirl. A role that she actually played in Smallville, before Laura Vandervoort. It also happens to be a character so near and dear to her heart that she got a tattoo of the character. Although she insists that few will ever have the privilege of seeing it based on it's location.

AVC: Watching you on Friday Night Lights, it didn’t seem inevitable that you’d be headed for action roles. Is that something you anticipated for your career?

AP: No, it wasn’t. But I think what you touched on before is that I tend to play very strong female characters, and action stars and superheroes are probably the strongest female characters. But it’s just been such a pleasure to get to play these. It’s super-fun to get to do your own stunts, and I’ve learned so much. With this, gun training. With G.I. Joe, I was trained by Navy SEALs for months on end. And for Wonder Woman, I was trained in hand-to-hand combat. It was like, “I’m getting paid to learn all these amazing skills!” And look like a badass doing it, hopefully. But Wonder Woman was pretty much the coolest. I’ve always dreamt about being Wonder Woman. I got to wear the costume. The lasso. Everything.

AVC: You’re also playing Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe. You were kind of Supergirl on Smallville [in the season-three finale]. How do you approach playing all these iconic roles vs. playing a character like Toni in Red Dawn, where the point is that she could be anyone in any town?

AP: I try to play them both like they’re the same. I know it sounds crazy, but I think that being a badass, or whatever—you still want people to root for you. I think being as realistic as possible is the way to do that. I want to pull on people’s heartstrings if I can. If I’m too up-here, it doesn’t come through. I try to do the same in all the characters, ultimately, and find the vulnerable place, so you can see the character for who they truly are. Even if they’re Wonder Woman.

AVC: Did you find the Tyra-like vulnerability in Wonder Woman?

AP: Yeah, I did. For Wonder Woman, it was hard that she was alone. She’s in this place by herself, and everybody’s looking to her as this big icon, this one thing, and she has to create an alter ego just to get by. And even then, she can’t have people around her, because it’s too dangerous, and nobody understands. She has her own demons and vulnerabilities as well.

AVC: Between having done Wonder Woman, Smallville, and Aquaman, it seems like you’re eventually going to end up in a superhero movie.

AP: I really hope so. I would love to play Wonder Woman on the big screen. And if not, Supergirl. I know it’s not the coolest character, but I fell in love with her. My brother is a comic-book writer, and I was always in love with comics. My brother would always be reading all these comics with these dudes, and I was this little blonde, mousy-looking child, and I looked at this beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed chick, and I was like, “I want to be her!” She was one of the very few that I found. Or Rogue. I’d really like to play Rogue.

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JerBear - 11/23/2012, 9:22 PM
FirstAvenger - 11/23/2012, 9:26 PM
I could see this happening "Rogue"
MasterApoc81 - 11/23/2012, 9:27 PM
def could play rogue if they allowed the character to be what she is suppose to be or ...supergirl or ms marvel ...she could do it ....she got the build and the chops for it
weaponx123 - 11/23/2012, 9:35 PM
She would be awesome as Supergirl !!!
Optimus83 - 11/23/2012, 9:47 PM
Tony93 - 11/23/2012, 9:49 PM
its only at 63% -___- its managing 1% every 5 hours
jimpinto24 - 11/23/2012, 9:50 PM
Adrianne Palicki would be good choice for Rogue!
SuperHamm - 11/23/2012, 9:52 PM
She does have the look for a Hero, i can see her as Supergirl or Power Girl, even Rogue but as Wonder Woman it just didn't cut it for me. She looked more like Wonder Girl.
13Deadpool13 - 11/23/2012, 10:00 PM
Taylor Kitsch for Gambit
Adrianne Palicki for Rouge
Haha, interesting. Tim Riggins and Tyra Collette together again.
TheEqualist - 11/23/2012, 10:01 PM
yes!! yes!! and more yes!! Either part but i would like to see her as rogue or if they get their head out of their asses... use her for Psylocke
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 11/23/2012, 10:04 PM
She looks so much better with blonde hair.
TheEqualist - 11/23/2012, 10:05 PM
polarkyle - 11/23/2012, 10:08 PM
Zack synder I hope your listening
CharacterAssassin - 11/23/2012, 10:09 PM
Definitely Rouge. Keep her far away from any mention of Supergirl.
MrYurMomm - 11/23/2012, 10:21 PM
idk if you guys would like, but I could provide a link to her WW pilot, I just noticed "my" site has it
pintoman - 11/23/2012, 10:32 PM
Of course, that's why she bought the boobs. However, I prefer my super-chicks with real boobs.
mgeoff88 - 11/23/2012, 10:37 PM
Adrianne Palicki as Supergirl? I don't know why I never thought of that before, but I think she would be fantastic as Supergirl!

I think she would even be good as Rogue. She would be way, way better than Anna Paquin. She could pull of the whole southern belle thing easily IMO.

@Pops That's exactly how I felt about her as Wonder Woman. I think she would be perfect for Wonder Girl.

@13Deadpool13 Personally, I didn't care for Taylor Kitsch as Gambit. Gambit is supposed to be a mysterious, magnetic, sweet talker. Taylor Kitsch wasn't any of those things IMO.

My top choice for Gambit is Matt Bomer. He would be perfect in the role.
theorphan - 11/23/2012, 10:39 PM
She already ruined one superhero franchise (that pilot was horrific). Here's to hoping she doesn't get anymore superhero roles period. Also, my first post. Yay! Sorry is was negative in nature, but ugh
MrYurMomm - 11/23/2012, 10:42 PM
@theorphan don't say that! I haven't gotten around to seeing it, and I want to but kinda discouraging words there buddy, lol

@nailbiter111 will post as soon as I find link, brb mate
mgeoff88 - 11/23/2012, 10:48 PM
@pintoman Me and you are going to have a rematch. ;P

I still say she is natural. Unless, she comes out and admits she had work done, I will never change my opinion.

She seems way too confident in herself to ever consider having that done. At least me and you could agree on preferring women being all natural.
XavierLehnsherr - 11/23/2012, 10:54 PM
I has boner.
MrYurMomm - 11/23/2012, 11:03 PM
Okay well here it is guys, for anyone that wants to check out the WW pilot
nuclearpriest - 11/23/2012, 11:09 PM
Word of advice to Miss Palicki. If you spend an entire interview talking about your love of Supergirl and Wonder Woman and revealing that you have a Supergirl tatoo, your chances of playing Marvel's Rogue are not gonna be good.
FlixMentallo21 - 11/23/2012, 11:24 PM
HOLY MOLY--I'm actually planning to use her as the voice of Rogue in one of my future fancasts, "X-Men Legends: Rogue and Gambit"!
CharacterAssassin - 11/24/2012, 12:17 AM
^ first 10 minutes of that killed it for me... lol
FOOM - 11/24/2012, 1:12 AM
Supergirl?? Not until we have the CBM DCtastic Legion of Super Pets first. It has so much potential.
Oarsis - 11/24/2012, 3:02 AM
Look, Adrianne. You're 5'11, gorgeous, badass, can play characters who have been in the Military, and you're a great actress (comedic, action, dramatic, and so on), you're Ms. Marvel. Simple as that.

Go talk to Joss about the Avengers sequel, please.
Scooby - 11/24/2012, 3:04 AM
IRONRED - 11/24/2012, 3:24 AM
What about.... MS.MARVEL/Carol Danvers???????
ShadesAtKnightII - 11/24/2012, 3:31 AM
There were obviously a ton of problems with the Wonder Woman pilot, but Adrianne Palicki wasn't one of them. I'd like to see her tackle Wonder Woman again, with a better script. She'd be a cool Rogue, for sure.
Ceejay - 11/24/2012, 4:11 AM
Doesn't posses the curves for Rogue let alone Wonder woman but can see her as Supergirl as she still has that cutie-teen face.
AztecRainGod - 11/24/2012, 4:19 AM
Hot chick, but shes fighting an uphill battle after the WW show getting axed.

This is kind of the same thing with Tom Welling. Alot of people wanted him to be the new Superman, but they can always find someone with bigger star power and great acting abilities.
DC4everLantern - 11/24/2012, 5:00 AM
I dont care what everyone say. She is s damn HHHHOOOT Chick. Look at her large Breast. yummy ;) She must really love Wonder Woman and hey..why not. If she love the charcter like she sayd, she would play WW in every movie.. so we have a WW Trilogy. Better than looking for a actress for the next TEN years. No thanks. I want WW now. All she need is a little skinnier face. Like on the left pic. But that wouldnt be the problem i think. She is big and sexy and OMG LOOK AT HER BREAST!!! (did i must tell more:)Hot chick!
genesis609 - 11/24/2012, 6:03 AM
or she could play........ with my penis lol
drykillogic22 - 11/24/2012, 6:33 AM
Let DC keep her...No to Her as Rogue.
thetrojan - 11/24/2012, 7:13 AM
i suggest you all seek out the dumped pilot for wonder woman.

we wont see her anywhere near a lead role in a comics based movie.

no presence.
Preston - 11/24/2012, 7:48 AM

She's not pretty enough to play any of those roles (or talented enough for us to cheer her on). We already had a below average looking Rogue (with Anna Paquin), and Rogue needs to be sizzling hot, same goes for Wonder Woman, and there are tons of blonde bombshells in Hollywood that can play Supergirl.

boyofsteel - 11/24/2012, 7:55 AM
weaponX2 - 11/24/2012, 8:28 AM
I've seen the pilot to Wonder Woman and overall I thought it was pretty good...the one thing I've noticed is that the biggest complaint from people that have seen it, is that the special effects were bad, and in response I say this...of course they're bad, the show was canceled way before it was due to be aired...the special effects were never finished...why would they sink any more money into it to complete the effects, when they already know it's not being picked up? I'm pretty sure that this could have been good with some digital retouching and maybe the show would have gotten better over time, as they worked out the kinks..just an observation
Preston - 11/24/2012, 8:33 AM

Pretty Enough = Eye Candy
And, there are better women suited for the roles.

Wonder Woman (Taylor Cole):

Taylor Cole

Supergirl (Amber Heard)

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