Monday, September 03, 2007

Who are our sassy heroines of today?

OK, please be patient with me as this is a pretty random topic... (I know, what else is new?)

So today I caught a little bit of "Superman Returns" on HBO during my very relaxing labor day holiday. I remembered liking it when it first came out in theatres... enjoyed Brandon Routh's portrayal with his pretty blue (OK, fake) eyes. But the casting of Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane bugged me because she is sooo unlike Margot Kidder. Now, I don't know all the details behind the making of this new film so maybe there was a reason for casting the little waif-like, baby-face actress. But for me, I loved the chemistry in the original films between Kidder and Christopher Reeve as Superman / Clark Kent. Lois Lane was just such a cool character - a sassy, ballsy, guy's gal, tough chick, etc.

Same goes for Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. I love Star Wars, but I'm not a die hard fan, since the pre-quel trilogy was a huge disappointment for me. Again, they didn't have that humorous playful chemistry that the originals had with Leia and Hans Solo.

And I was thinking about it... are there actresses from today's generation that could capture the "magic" that Margot Kidder and Carrie Fisher gave in their legendary performances? Someone that could portray the whole "sassy, ballsy, guy's gal, tough chick" - someone that could be considered sexy, but not be an obvious sex symbol but funny, too.

I couldn't really think of anyone that was a perfect fit, but here are some that I think could possibly work:

  • Jennifer Garner
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Anne Hathaway
I don't know... what do you think?

4 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

John said...

Natalia Portman kicked ass in the Star Wars pre-quels. Perhaps even more so than Carrie Fisher. She also kicked ass in V for Vendetta.

Audgepodge said...

I'm not talking just about kicking ass... that's different. I'm talking about kicking ass while also being sassy, spunky, funny, etc. Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford had fun, romantic chemistry (sparks!) - Natalie Portman and that Hayden guy made me squirm... bleh.

Michael said...

Buffy!

Amanda said...

Rachel McAdams is good! And yeah, I gotta admit that Buffy is a good choice - and even the sidekick Alyson Hannigan is super fun to watch. I love the Reece choice!

In the slightly older category - Sex in the City gals.