Sackhoff wants to cuddle with JJ Abrams Star Wars
Science fiction and comic genre fans know Katee Sackhoff intimately for her portrayal of Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica as well as for other notable genre roles, including her recent stint as Dahl, the bounty hunter in Vin Diesel’s Riddick franchise. Fans were also recently excited to hear that the actress has spoken publicly about her desire to take on two sci fi and comic related genre roles.
It seems Ms. Sackhoff wants the Sci Fi world and perhaps those in positions of intergalactic power to know that she would love the opportunity to play the villainous role of Harley Quinn in an upcoming Batman film as well as any role within the Star Wars universe as the veteran actress is a longtime fan of both properties.
But there are no recent rumors or reports of Harley Quinn’s character being in the upcoming Batman Superman movie, which rumor has it will be called , ‘Justice League’, so either Sackhoff is really just letting her inner geek out or she is simply being tactical with respect to her real goal of getting cast in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars movie trilogy.
Sackhoff recently interviewed with Total Film, and had this to say about her desire to play Joker’s main squeeze, Harley Quinn, in a new Batman film, “I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn.” But interestingly, she had much more to say about Star Wars, which as a fan myself, her sentiment sounds sincere.
When speaking about Star Wars, the actress seems equally excited about becoming a part of that universe and said, “Star Wars meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars 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 . . . I was absolutely obsessed.”
Plain and simply I believe her and as such and for no other reason, this versatile actress with a soft spot for science fiction and comics gets my vote and deserves to have a role in the Star Wars franchise. Sackhoff continued on to say, “The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia, I always wanted to be Han Solo! I’ve never really been drawn to these female roles, but I think that The Clone Wars was so much fun for me to play, I mean a warrior….”
Sackhoff is of course referring to her stint as a bounty hunter in the animated Clone Wars, which she lent her voice acting talents to and it is in her next words that we perhaps see her subspace message needing to be sent to Grand Master Abrams, “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.”
It would be very cool to see Sackhoff kicking Imperial ass in the next Star Wars movie and SciFi Pulse officially lends it’s support to the endeavor to at some point, get Katee Sackhoff a role in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy.
But where Harley Quinn is concerned, something tells me that Katee Sackhoff might have been born to play the Joker’s hot and very deadly side kick. So if there is ever a Harley Quinn appearance in a Batman movie, I am FRAKKING positive that everyone’s favorite cigar smoking Viper pilot would simply ROCK the bad girl villainous role of Harley Quinn just as well if not better than she could portray a Jedi Knight of Master Skywalker’s New Jedi Order. Make it So J.J. and So Say We All!
Written By: Tye Bourdony Source: Geektyrant
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator, is currently the Media Chair for the Osceola County Bar Association, with a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at www.thelightersideofscifi.com or send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to TBourdony@scifipulse.net.