Adrianne Palicki Talks WONDER WOMAN; Says She Was "Devastated" By Cancellation

Adrianne Palicki Talks WONDER WOMAN; Says She Was "Devastated" By Cancellation

In an interview with Collider, the GI JOE: Retaliation actress looks back on her brief time in the Wonder Woman costume, and sounds very disappointed that the pilot didn't lead to series. But, she remains optimistic, and even hopes to play the role again some day..

Anyone who has sat through David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot will know there were no injustices done when ABC decided not to pick it up for a tv series - but, Adrianne Palicki wasn't the problem. Sure her dialogue was appalling for the most part, but the actress injected a lot of heart into the character and was actually one of the only bright spots in an otherwise pretty wretched 45 minutes. Still, poor quality notwithstanding, it can't be easy for any actor to step into such an iconic role only to have the rug pulled from under them. Here is what Palicki had to say to Collider about the whole experience..

How difficult was it for you to go through what you did with the Wonder Woman TV show? Did you have one of those self-doubt moments about being in this business?

PALICKI: have that, every day. I’m not going to lie. I’m serious. And then, I have to remind myself that I love what I do. If I get to do one job a year, or if I get to just do my job, even if people don’t get to see it, I’m doing my job and it’s making me happy. I’ve got to just keep fighting through it and do it, and hope that eventually people see what I’m doing. But, I was devastated. Believe me, I was inconsolable for a good two months. And then, I had to realize that I had a Wonder Woman costume fitted for my body. I got to play that part on film. Not many people get to say that, and that’s cool. Maybe I’ll get to do it again, in a bigger arena. Who knows?

Who knows indeed. It's unlikely of course, but how would you guys feels about Palicki getting another shot at Princess Diana? In Warner Bros. Justice League movie perhaps? Sound off below, and click the link back to Collider below to hear what Palicki has to say about her role sin GI JOE: Retaliation and Red Dawn.

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Anthrax - 11/19/2012, 5:01 PM
the show would have sucked balls but yea its sucks to know you put your effort into something that will never see the light of day
JerBear - 11/19/2012, 5:02 PM
"Maybe I’ll get to do it again, in a bigger arena. Who knows?"
I like Adrienne Palicki and I would be fine with her playing WW in Justice League, but she's my top choice to play Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Oarsis - 11/19/2012, 5:16 PM
No. I see her as a Marvel actress, actually. Adrianne, there's always Ms. Marvel, just sayin'. Avengers 2 is right around the corner, and you're utter perfection.
I love her, so I am hoping for the best!
MarkJulian - 11/19/2012, 5:23 PM
All they needed was a better costume and better fight choreography and it would've did fine.
RorMachine - 11/19/2012, 5:24 PM
Nah, they didn't get the character at all. It wasn't just the technical stuff. That scene from the screen cap above alone made it a washout.
TheGambitFreak - 11/19/2012, 5:25 PM
"I have to remind myself that I love what I do. If I get to do one job a year, or if I get to just do my job, even if people don’t get to see it, I’m doing my job and it’s making me happy. I’ve got to just keep fighting through it and do it, and hope that eventually people see what I’m doing."

That right there, this is who I want playing my beloved comic book characters, People who WANT to do it! Not people who want to play a character cause their 4 year old daughter had a birthday party with that characters theme....

I think she is wrong for Wonder Woman, but she can fit the position of SO many other female characters. Besides, Lynn Collins was bred for the role.


KelvTwelve - 11/19/2012, 5:34 PM
Adrianne Palacki was okay but we really need to see beyond what we think the character is like and who she really is. She is an Feminist Amazonian, and she needs to be portrayed that way other than hot female hero. I mean, I really think her character would be extremely unique if they portrayed her the way Wonder Woman animated film did in the beginning and the way she was in The New Frontier. We are almost out of meaningless media, Wonder Woman could reach new heights if she is done artistically right.
Boogie138 - 11/19/2012, 5:34 PM
@TheGambitFreak: you nailed it. i am glad she wanted a shot at being WW for awhile.

for the record, if justice league movie is 52 verson, she could do WW just fine with the right creative support.
jimpinto24 - 11/19/2012, 5:36 PM
I prefere Gina Carano as WW.
BackwardGalaxy - 11/19/2012, 5:45 PM
Quick, let's all run through our crappy fancasts, because everyone cares who I think would make a great Aquaman.
FlashFacts - 11/19/2012, 5:48 PM
Ryan Gosling would be perfect as Barry Allen.I forgot Ryan Phillipe existed.
CharacterAssassin - 11/19/2012, 5:48 PM
Just tried to watch it for the first time couldn't even get through the first 10 minutes. Understood why it was cancelled.
SugarYumYum - 11/19/2012, 5:49 PM
Tbh, Palacki I was devastated by that horrific premise and the fact they cast you. No offense. Glad that shitstorm never saw the light of day.
pintoman - 11/19/2012, 5:50 PM
I was devastated by the idea Wonder Woman would have fake boobs.
MarkJulian - 11/19/2012, 5:51 PM
Oh I'm not saying comic book enthusiasts would've enjoyed it but the typical NBC audience would've went for it.
jazzman - 11/19/2012, 5:51 PM

Gina Carano would be the worst choice for WW. she can fight and all but shes a very weak actress
Banner - 11/19/2012, 5:53 PM
if they want to do a WW tv series or a movie they should never copy the costume from the comics because it would never work. make it a Xena type of costume and it would actually work and command some respect.
GLprime2814 - 11/19/2012, 5:57 PM
Really? Did she even watch it?
Mego - 11/19/2012, 5:58 PM
She was lucky it was cancelled. Bad actors have their careers destroyed by stupid parts that make them look like fools -Alicia Silverstone, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, all sucked and their film careers died after Batman And Robin exposed them for sucking.
I saw the WW pilot and it was as bad as people claim. And any actress that takes that part is making career suicide.

And the perfect JL film is no JL film. DCs characters are silly and look even worse in live action. We have Marvel Films we dont need more WB campy corporate stupidity.
CoLest - 11/19/2012, 5:58 PM
Froggy, you're the man
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/19/2012, 5:59 PM
@froggy *applaud
Preston - 11/19/2012, 6:06 PM

Wonder Woman is as "Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury"

Gina Carano looks like a dude in drag. Honestly, she has a 'man face.' She might be many things, but 'as beautiful as Aphrodite' wouldn't be one of them unless Aphrodite is supposed to look like Chuck Norris.


Taylor Cole looks like she was blessed by Aphrodite and then some:

Taylor Cole

Click Link:Taylor Cole Pictures on Google
sansClaymore - 11/19/2012, 6:08 PM
yeah i dont know... shes hot and all but... that giant mole between her eyes isnt exactly in keeping with that secret identity thing. yah know?

if bruce wayne had a one of a kind scar across his lips how hard would it have been to figure out he is batman? seriously

@froggy bridget regan is a way better choice. great line-up
Pokeysteve - 11/19/2012, 6:16 PM
What about the goofy ass way Bale talks hahaha His S's are always pronounced weird.
No0ne - 11/19/2012, 6:17 PM

But she does not look like Wonder Woman, she doesn't have the body of an Amazon or beauty, I mean a spetacular beauty.
Linda Carter has.
The right actress role WW must have a Bar Refaeli biotype.
Vapes - 11/19/2012, 6:22 PM
She did okay in the role.
The problem was, is, and always will be The CW.
SAT - 11/19/2012, 6:30 PM
@Foggy, switch Flash & Aquaman & its a great cast! I'd still see it even if it werent switched.

Aww I feel sorta bad for her. My Mom will always be MY favorite WONDER WOMAN but yeah the show isnt her fault.
jazzman - 11/19/2012, 6:33 PM

was not CW it was NBC
DioFoRio - 11/19/2012, 6:34 PM how you put up a pic of Carrano with no make up ,fighting (still looking hot I might add) and say she's manly. You're trippin
Mego - 11/19/2012, 6:34 PM
@LEVITIKUZ Uma Thurman was in Kill Bill because shes in a thing with Tarantino. Her film career still nosedived after Batman And Robin and The Avengers based on the TV show.
And I did say something positive there, we saw less of Silverstone, O'Donnell and Thurman after Batman And Robin. And that we have Marvel films.
And Palicki was lucky the show ended. She may still have a chance at a career.
As for WB CBMs and WW, no, nothing positive to say because crap stinks. But if you like crap sit back and enjoy Green Lantern, Superman Returns, Swamp Thing, Steel, Jonah Hex, Catwoman, Burton and Schumachers Batfilms, because when it comes to crap, WB has got it covered!

Preston - 11/19/2012, 6:38 PM

Aliright, Froggy, this:


... or, this:, this:

Taylor Cole



... or, this:

Taylor Cole

Preston - 11/19/2012, 6:47 PM

I'm not a fan of buff women. And, she is a bit on the manly side. Her features aren't very feminine (even with makeup:

1). She has a chiselled jaw like a man.
2). a HUGE brow ridge (which is a masculine feature).
3). Large nose (male feature)
4). Small lips (male feature)
3). She doesn't have much of an eyebrow arch (male feature).

However, she does look better when she is photo-shopped to death:
batesmotel - 11/19/2012, 6:51 PM
Can someone please put up the link for the WW pilot. I cant find it anywhere.
TerminatorMode - 11/19/2012, 6:59 PM
@thegambitfreak - hit it right on the head man. nice one!

@froggy - great casting. not that supernatural is a rut by any means, but jensen ackles needs to get out and do more! bridget regan is also in serious need of a higher profile.
MJPETTY7 - 11/19/2012, 7:06 PM
She was fine, it was just that darn script and the fact that she kept killing people constantly!!! Plus, the 3 identities thing was sort of useless and stupid...
dadarkknight - 11/19/2012, 7:09 PM
My Wonder Woman drawing lol
DanteSparda - 11/19/2012, 7:25 PM
I always tought a WW TV series was a bad idea, I got a lot more faith in a WW movie because it needs more sci-fi and more talent in pre-production and post-production, also it needs a narrative of the quality of the Wonder Woman animated movie (2009) and special effects of the quality of Thor.
Ancar - 11/19/2012, 7:29 PM
The pilot was full shitte and Pallicky is as good actress as my shoes!
glenngwoz - 11/19/2012, 7:37 PM
She'll blow up after the sanctimonious red dawn remake comes out. She is a good actress, I remembered her from a crimnal minds episode when all of the speculation first started. The fact that she's incrediby hot doesn't hurt.
JDUKE25 - 11/19/2012, 7:44 PM
She was TERRIBLE!!!!!!! I'm so glad that crap got cancelled. Wonder Woman's chances of having a movie would have been like 2%.
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