Sometimes, You Just Have To Be Realistic….
I’ve been seeing on several blogs that Beyonce is in talks with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman, YES! WONDER WOMAN!!!. She has been quoted telling L.A. Times:
“After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, ‘OK, I need to be a superhero. Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there’s also an action element that I would enjoy. I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, she was sooo fine. She was amazing. I saw her costume at the Met. Her waist was unbelievable. It was pretty crazy, actually, her proportions. But I love Wonder Woman and it’d be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy.“
This is what happens to a celebrity when there is a lot of “yes” people in their camp. Beyonce is a talented woman, everyone knows this, but acting is not one of her strongest talents. I just cannot see Beyonce playing Wonder Woman, (remember Halle Berry in Catwoman???) As a stan, even I am saying just stop; it’s too much, people will get sick of you, same thing happened to JLO at one point. Even though one could argue with everything she has going on she could be considered a “wonder woman,” taking that literally and playing the superhero??? ehhh, NO!
Not only is she just in talks to play the superhero, but apparently she’s gearing up to play Eartha Kitt. NOTHING about Beyonce says Eartha Kitt. Just because you have a sexy alter-ego does not mean you can play a woman who exuded sex appeal 24/7. Eartha Kitt makes Sasha Fierce look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
Furthermore, this is a testament to the lack of black actresses in Hollywood. Not every famous black singer or actress can play every role that requires a black woman. And that goes for other minority women as well. Jennifer Lopez can’t play every Latino woman in a movie. Maya Rudolph can’t play EVERY black woman in skits on Saturday Night Live that requires us. JUST CAST MORE WOMEN OF COLOR!!! LOL. Simple as that.
Now, if they are really making a movie about Eartha Kitt, I have a casting suggestion for the main role. Her name is Paula Jai Parker. She has a been in sooo many movies and she’s a really good actress! Not only does she favor Eartha Kitt, but in the roles she’s played in the past, she played the seductive type, such as Hustle & Flow, Sprung and Tales From the Hood, so she would definitely fit in quite nicely. This is a picture I found from a simple google search, but there are better pictures of Paula as well as her acting resume at the IMDb website.
I surprisingly enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. I don’t follow DC Comics that much, but I liked the film. If they are really considering making a Wonder Woman film, I think they should choose wisely who the leading role goes to. I think it would benefit them as well as Beyonce in the long run.