While she’s carved out something of a name for herself in action films, former “Friday Night Lights” star Adrianne Palicki was also briefly known as the new Wonder Woman.
Of course that David E. Kelley-produced NBC pilot about the famed Amazonian failed to get past the stage, the pilot never making it to air. Palicki remains proud she got selected to play the role, and was recently asked by IGN if she regreted that the series didn’t move forward:
“I wouldn’t say regret. 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.”
Palicki confirmed she’ll return as Lady Jaye in the upcoming “G.I. Joe 3,” and she still gets scripts for various action features.
“I think it’s hard to find females who can do the action stuff and I think that when people see somebody… there are only like three or four [actresses] who are in all that stuff, because it’s like once people see that they can do it, they put them in a lot of things.
So yes, 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!”