Morena Baccarin is no stranger to playing women blessed with otherworldly beauty, as the exotic and sensual Inara Serra in Joss Whedon’s Firefly (2002), the last of the Ori in Stargate SG-1, and the leader of an invading alien race in V (2009). Since Diana of Themyscira is a human, not an alien entity, the role would actually be less of a stretch than usual.
When Joss Whedon was hard at work on his own Wonder Woman film, the pair’s history led many to believe that Baccarin stood a good chance of swapping her luxurious robes for Diana’s lasso and bracelets. And it’s not hard to see why: the Brazilian-American actress of partly Italian descent is no stranger to the term ‘exotic beauty.’
Baccarin has since found stability with Showtime’s Homeland, so no one’s doubting that she could pull off Wonder Woman. Her built-in fan base (and no doubt an endorsement from Whedon) would certainly help sell the casting.