Who Will Juliette Lewis Play in the 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie? Here Are 3 Viable Roles
Here's something truly outrageous: Juliette Lewis has been cast in the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie, but her role has yet to be revealed. Jem and her Holograms have already been cast with virtual unknowns: Aubrey Peeples as the famous Jem, Stefanie Scott as her younger sister Kimber, Aurora Perrineau as bassist and fashion designer Shana, Hayley Kiyoko as Hologram lead guitarist Aja, and Ryan Guzman as Jem's boyfriend, Rio.
Lewis is perfect for a role in a film about a cartoon girl band because not only does she act, she also was in her own band, Juliette Lewis and the Licks. But there are few roles left in this film. Lewis probably won't be playing remaining Hologram Raya, the shy, Mexican-American drummer. However, there's some great villainous roles that would be perfect for Lewis... remember her ruthless bad girl skater in Whip It?
Here's who she might play...
Pizzazz is the lead vocalist and ringleader of The Misfits, the biggest rivals to Jem and the Holograms. As the mean girl rival to Jem, Lewis could definitely bring the kind of venom befitting to the role. However, Pizzazz (aka Phyllis Gabor) is your stereotypical rich girl, and Lewis tends to play more of the rough-around-the-edges types.
Roxy is the bassist for The Misfits. While she may play second fiddle, she's much more a Lewis type of character. She's a tough, no-nonsense high school dropout, and she fights even with her bandmates. Roxy is dyslexic and was illiterate until one of Jem's foster girls helped her learn to read, but she's still got a sharp mind.
Rapture is the guitarist for Jem and the Holograms other rival band, The Stingers. Although Rapture and her bandmates are all blonde beauties, Rapture is pretty devious. Not only is she a con artist, she dabbles in the occult. She may not be the leader of the band, but Rapture is cunning and she often plays by her own rules, helping out The Stingers only when it suits her.