The Baywatch star made a name for herself in Bollywood, but since signing a talent deal with ABC in 2014 she’s become quite the star in Hollywood too.
Now she has her eye on a superhero role and told OK! Online that Batgirl would be “cool” to play.
“Well there’s lots of chatter about lots of films but no one has spoken to me about it,” Priyanka said of the upcoming female-led superhero films in the work.
Priyanka Chopra wants to play Batgirl [OK! Online]
“But my dream part is, now that I’m working in America, I definitely want to do a superhero part. When I think of American movies, they’ve had superheroes for aeons right? So I definitely want to play a superhero and I want to have an interesting super power. I don’t know… Batgirl would be so cool!”
Joss Whedon is directing the standalone DC film for Warner Bros. and it will be released before Wonder Woman 2.
Since the film’s announcement, many people have been urging the director and studio to cast a woman of colour in the role and some already reckon Hispanic actress, Lindsay Morgan, has been cast in the role of Barbara Gordon.
Joss Whedon is directing a standalone Batgirl film [DC Comics]
Batgirl has appeared twice on screen in recent years; Alicia Silverstone played a version of her (called Barbara Wilson) in Batman & Robin, and Rosario Dawson voiced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl in the recent Lego Batman Movie.
According to Variety, “Joss Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe. The Batgirl project will be the second movie from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.”
It’s been reported that the film will adapt a storyline from Gail Simone’s New 52 comic books which saw Barbara regain the use of her legs to fight crime again, several years after she was left paralysed and in a wheelchair by the Joker.
Priyanka has more than enough action experience thanks to her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico.
She can currently be seen in cinemas n Baywatch as Victoria Leeds, a character she says is a lot like Alex and then some.