Alexandra Daddario

  1. Lilli Simmons, True Detective, TV, 2013.        Finally moving up from her teenagers (even when she wasn’t), Alex was the stand-out Lisa Tragnetti, baring all in an erotic handcuff scene with Woody Harrelson.  “I never read for Lisa. I initially read for Beth [another of  Woody’s  screen lovers] but they wanted me for this bolder, more adult role.” Because of her Monica Lynskeyesque looks?
  2. Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones, TV, 2015-2019.      Daddario, Jessica De Gouw, Marin Ireland, Teresa Palmer were also seen for Marvel’s Jones, an ex-super-heroine starting over as a New York private eye in Hell’s Kitchen. With aid from her lover, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), before winning his own series. They then banded together with Daredevil, Iron Fist and Elektra for The Defenders mini-series.
  3. Gal Gadot, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2015.
  4. Clara Delevingne, Suicide Squad2015.  After 19 possible Deadshots and 15 Harley Quinns, director David Ayer searched through 11 young beauties for the DCV villain  June Moone, aka Enchantress. The contenders were Troian Bellisario (tied to Pretty Little Liars), Emilia Clarke (nothing without her Game of Thrones’dragons), Alexandra Daddario, Megan Fox, Brie Larson, Ellen Page, Krysten Ritter, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Shailene Woodley. And he told the winning Delevingne toprepare for the role by stripping naked in the woods and walk in mud, preferably during a full moon.  Takes all sorts. Film still flopped!
  5. Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider, 2017.    Lara Croft is the girls’ James Bond.  Many tried to succeed Angelina Jolie  from her 2000 version – she won it from  20 candidates.  Two dozen lost to the Swedish Vikander, on a roll with her 2016 Danish Girl Oscar and Ex Machinarobot…The Franchise Brigade was represented by two from the Percy Jackson flicks (Alexandra Daddario, Rosario Dawson), two Terminators (Emilia Clarke, Summer Glau), two Underworlders (Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra) and three Twilighters (Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Kristen Stewart who simply refused). Plus 007’s Gemma Arterton, Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, Marvel’s Wanda Maximioff (Elizabeth Olsen), Star Wars’Daisy Ridley, Transformers’ Megan Fox, TRON’s Olivia Wilde, X Men’s Jennifer Lawrence,  Other also-rans were: Jessica Biel (as perfect as Dawson), Emily Blunt, Emily Browning, Cara Delevingne (Vikander’s co-star in Tulip Fever,2017), Nina Dobrev, Anne Hathaway, Sienna Miller (too mild, surely), Saoirse Ronan and Moon’s Kaya Scodelario.
  6. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), 2019.  For Huntress/Helena Bertinelli in Margot Robbie’s all-gal gang,  MEW beat off The Mummyactresss Sofia  Boutella; Night Hunter ‘s Alexandra Daddario; How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti; and Margaret Qualley, Tarantino’s find for Upon a Time in Hollywood, 2018.(Kristen Stewart aas Batgirl/Barbara Gordon was axed from the script).

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