Jaimie Alexander Talks Lady Sif And Losing WONDER WOMAN To Gal Gadot

Is Jaimie Alexander bitter about losing the role of Wonder Woman to Gal Gadot? "I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen."

Jaimie Alexander isn't shedding any tears over losing the role of Wonder Woman to Gal Gadot. The Blindspot actress knew it was a long-shot for her to secure the role due to her contract with Marvel. Instead, Alexander is excited to further develop Lady Sif in Thor: Ragnarok. "I genuinely love the character Sif. Each time I get to play her, there’s this growth in the character and we find out more of who she is. That is a blast, because I’ve been able to slowly create this woman while still taking directions from all the comic books that existed before my performance. It’s interesting that Sif has such a big backstory, whereas Jane has no backstory at all; they’re very opposite while at the same time both very tough and vulnerable. It’s a bit of a niche for me, I guess."

And what does Alexander have to say about Wonder Woman? "Not at all [am I disappointed]. I’m excited to see what [Gal Gadot's] going to do with the role. I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen. I’m contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange. Sif, in her way, is Marvel’s Wonder Woman. They’re both ethereal and have armor and a sword, and have special abilities; the physicality of the role is very similar. The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down. That’s something I haven’t really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s been my experience.

I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets. I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the “Thor” films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters. Of course, growing up I really loved Linda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman. I was also a huge fan of Sigourney Weaver. Walt Simonson told me that his version of Lady Sif was very much modeled after seeing Sigourney Weaver walk down the New York streets in a red trench coat. I thought, ‘
Oh, well she’s my favorite, so that’s perfect. That’s just so perfect for me.'"


Alexander is definitely 'Team Marvel' in the interview.  Just how close she came to the role of Wonder Woman will probably remain a mystery.  Gal Gadot, Elodie Yung, and Olga Kurylenko were the rumored front-runners for the gig but who's to say Alexander wasn't the initial target for Zack Snyder and Warner Bros.    
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