'Friday Night Lights' Adrianne Palicki Opens Up About That Wonder Woman Failed Pilot
Wonder Woman is probably the most-discussed, least-featured Superhero of all time. She was also the victim of a much-maligned, quickly-cancelled pilot by David E. Kelly. Adrianne Palicki was set to star as Wonder Woman in said pilot, and now she's speaking up about the experience.
Palicki is still probably most widely known as Tyra Collette in the beloved Friday Night Lights — the scene where her mother tells her she believes in her still makes me weep like several little babies — but she's also been starring in a bunch of action movies since the show's demise, including the G.I. Joe franchise. According to Palicki's recent interview with IGN, though, it was still a blow to lose Wonder Woman:
I was devastated when it didn’t go and it was expected to. It was one of those things that was shocking. But in retrospect it was probably a blessing. It would’ve been a really hard thing to shoot. And I got to wear the costume — I should say, I got paid to wear the costume! So not many people get to say that. [laughs] I’m really blessed to have gotten to do that and maybe someday down the line I’ll get to play that character or another awesome icon again.
She doesn't make reference to the fact that the costume itself was kind of terrible, but that's besides the point. She does talk about the bittersweet aspects of doing so many action roles:
I definitely get a lot of scripts for action films. Which is awesome, because I love doing it. I love doing my own stunts. I’m one of those crazy people, but it’s a fine line because you don’t want to get pigeonholed. That’s why I try to do comedies or even a little independent film, just to stay above board. To keep it real, and to keep me from getting injured once in a while! I’m 30 and I feel like I’m 57 years old!
Now if only she could find another role as juicy and complex as Tyra Collette. We're rooting for you Adrianne. Clear eyes, full hearts, etc.