Rachel Nichols


  1. Jodie Foster, Inside Man, 2005.    She rejected Spike Lee’s invite. With good reason. She’d read the script! Chicago critic Rogert Ebert saw the film and neverknew who or what Madeleine was. “She is never convincingly explained, and what she does is not well-defined. She’s one of those characters who is all buildup and no delivery” in a a thriller “that’s curiously reluctant to get to the payoff.”
  2. Zoe Saldana, Guards of the Galaxy, 2013.    The most Lucasian of the Marvel films…  Once Olivia Wilde passed,  Nichols, Gina Carano and ex-Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki auditioned for Gamora – “I know who you are, Peter Quill, and I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your… your pelvic sorcery!” None could compete with Ms Avatar!   Bsides, Nichols had already been a green woman in 2008  Star Trek reboot. 

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