I’m pretty sure that “What comic-book character would you like to play?” has replaced “Would you like to direct some day?” — or maybe “So, who are you wearing?” — as the question to be lobbed at Hollywood types.
As evidence, I present MTV’s Splash Page, which corners Garbage singer-turned-actor Shirley Manson, who’s in her first role in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“I’d love to play Catwoman,” says Manson, who throws her name into the hat along with everyone from Angelina Jolie to … Cher.
“She’s supposed to be difficult,” she says, referring to Catwoman, not Jolie or Cher. “I just think Catwoman hasn’t really been fully realized yet. Certainly I haven’t seen it. Halle Berry wasn’t quite right. And while I liked Michelle Pfeiffer, to a certain degree, I didn’t think she was dangerous. She was more cute than fierce. Not enough of the beast in her. If you’re going to embody a cartoon character like that, you have to be a bit more inexplicable, intangible. Make it more of a mystery.”