Beyonce Knowles' Wonder role
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 November 2008
Beyonce Knowles has revealed she is in talks to be the first black star to play Wonder Woman
Beyonce Knowles is in talks to play Wonder Woman.
The 'If I Were A Boy' singer has met with bosses at DC Comics and Warner Brothers to discuss making her "dream come true" to become the first black star to portray the superhero in a new movie.
Beyonce said: "I want to do that type of movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?
"I love Wonder Woman and it'd be a dream come true to be that character."
Beyonce - who starred alongside Mike Myers in spoof movie 'Austin Powers in Goldmember' - is keen to appear in an action film following harrowing roles as heroin addicted soul singer Etta James in 'Cadillac Records' and a Diana Ross-type diva in 'Dreamgirls'.
She told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "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."
However, Beyonce - who piled on 20lbs for 'Cadillac Records' - admits she would need to lose weight to squeeze into the tight costume originally worn by Lynda Carter in the 70s' TV show.
She added: "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. Her waist was unbelievable. Her proportions were actually pretty crazy."
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