Actress Katee Sackhoff already has a massive TV sci-fi franchise under her belt with Battlestar Galactica, but she is also dying to take on any role in director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Here's what she had to say in a recent interview.
"Star Wars meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that all kind of went together. It was just an amazing final understanding of what a trilogy was. I was absolutely obsessed, I mean I wanted to be... The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia, I always wanted to be Han Solo! [laughs] I've never really been drawn to these female roles, but I think that Star Wars: The Clone Wars was so much fun for me to play, I mean a warrior. If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they're fantastic, I think that he's a great choice, and I'm excited to see what happens in that world."
She also spoke about moving into the superhero genre, discussing her experiences in auditioning for NBC's failed Wonder Woman pilot and how much she wants to play Harley Quinn in a Batman movie.
"Absolutely. I would love to play any of these characters. I'd love to play Wonder Woman. I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn't the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that. And remember thinking to myself, 'You obviously haven't seen my work!' I would love to do that. I'm obsessed with Jinx. I would love to play Harley Quinn. I just think it's amazing. I mean I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn. I love trying to understand the villain, and trying to understand the things they do and why they do them, and I've always found her and The Joker, you almost can't understand them. And it makes it so much more interesting because everything's fair game, and I love that. I loved the usefulness of her, I thought that was interesting, and I just think that it's a fantastic character."
Katee Sackhoff most recently starred in the sci-fi sequel Riddick, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD January 14. When asked about her character Dahl possibly getting her own spin-off movie, here's what she has to say.
"Absolutely, I love Dahl and I think she has a lot more to say. I think there's opportunity there to build off of what we've created for her."
When asked if she is actively pursuing a spin-off, she had this to say, while teasing she may come back in a Riddick sequel.
"Not actively pursuing, no, just because there are so many other things that are requiring my attention right now, but it has been broached, so it's something that... maybe not necessarily a movie but it's been brought up. And Dahl didn't die, so her coming back in extra installments is more of a likelihood."