Okay, so, I couldn’t believe this when I read it but, it seems to be on the up and up.
Lindsay Lohan wants to play Batgirl this year for Joss Whedon.
What the eff???
Have we all forgotten ALL of the drama and legal trouble she brings to the table? Not to mention that she hasn’t looked healthy and sober (at the same time) in well over a decade. Even now, she still has a malnourished look to her. I mean, it’s the same financial risk as hiring Robert Downing Jr. except none of the payoff. Sure, at one time, it cost millions of dollars to insure an actor on set with his issues but, we get performances like Iron Man and The Soloist, etc. It’s not like Lohan is a top grade, classy actress and honestly, in my opinion, has very little staying ability based on her talent. She has incredible staying power based on her messed up personal life but, is that REALLY the image you want attached to a film that you spend a boat load of money to make.
I know there are people out there, like me, who will or won’t watch certain movies solely because of who is starring in them. I can honestly say, that in all my years discussing movies with people, I have NEVER heard anyone say, “I have got to see that! Lindsay Lohan is in it! Anything she does is bound to be Oscar material!”. Yeah, NO. Lohan would be a personality that causes me to not watch ANYTHING she’s in. Even talk shows and such. She, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus are ALL lumped together in the same kind of stereotype…and it is well deserved. The constant need for attention and the thriving on drama and chaos makes them probable poison to any project they work on.
Additionally, Alicia Silverstone has openly expressed interest in reprising her role as Batgirl…15 years later.
Ok, would we let Michael Keaton play Batman, NOW? Or Val Kilmer? Don’t you think at a certain point these people get too rough and tumbled looking to play these kinds of roles? I mean, how old is Batgirl supposed to be anyways? Lohan is like 31 or so and Silverstone is about 41. Isn’t Batgirl supposed to be younger than that?
I don’t know. I’m not a huge fan of DC Comics. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens. My opinion though, Lindsay Lohan is a bad choice.