Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ming-Na Wen has revealed her dream of playing DC supervillain Catwoman. Wen, of course, has been a pivotal team member on the ABC action drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since the show's inception in 2013, playing Agent Melinda May opposite the likes of Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Chloe Bennett (Daisy "Skye" Johnson).
Over the course of the episodes over the past four years and on such shows as SGU Stargate Universe, Wen has not only shown that she has incredible charisma, she's well-trained to take on any physical challenges her roles demand. And while Wen has at least one more year on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when season 5 kicks off December 1, she clearly likes entertaining thoughts about future roles.
In a video posted by Prince MojoTM of a Q&A at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Atlanta over the weekend, a fan asked Wen which DC character she would like to play. Without hesitation, Wen said, "I would make an awesome Catwoman." Naturally, Wen's response drew applause from the crowd, as she added a cat noise to punctuate her answer.
It's always fun to get famed actors' takes on dream roles they'd like to attempt, and getting Wen's choice of which DC role she'd like to take on is particularly a joy. While she's long been associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., she also has plenty of DC street cred, too, having voiced Detective Ellen Yin on the animated series The Batman from 2004-2005. She's obviously very familiar with Batman lore, otherwise it's unlikely she would have readily answered the question as fast as she did when a fan asked her which DC character she'd like to play.
Catwoman, not surprisingly, is a character that lots of high-profile actresses have expressed interest in playing, most likely due to the character's possible inclusion in Suicide Squad 2, as well as Gotham City Sirens, which is currently in development. Among those who have expressed interest in playing Catwoman are Lena Heady, Aubrey Plaza, Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), and Cailee Spaeny, who is starring in the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising. Thanks to graphic artists like BossLogic, actresses like Priyanka Chopra have been imagined as Catwoman, even though she's never specifically stated that she's interested in playing the character (instead, Chopra has expressed interest in playing the title character in Joss Whedon’s forthcoming big screen version of Batgirl).
Whoever decides to cast the next Catwoman, hopefully they'll be listening to the wishes of Wen, as well as Batman Returns' iconic Catwoman Michelle Pfeiffer, who recently said she'd love to reprise the role. They certainly have the experience to claw their way through the role with the best of them.
Source: Prince MojoTM