THE LAST WORD... ‘ ’ Mar­vel is very se­cret. There’s a guy with a sniper ri­fle aimed at my head right now!


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“I re­mem­ber read­ing comic books in my bed­room as a child. I think that the uni­verse is so vast, there are so many things you can do. I mean how many times has Cap­tain Amer­ica died and come back? You can do any­thing so there’s al­ways this el­e­ment of sur­prise, it leaves you guess­ing a lit­tle and also al­lows you nos­tal­gia and to be a kid again.

My brother’s a comic book writer and get­ting to play all these char­ac­ters (she also ap­peared in Smal­lville, Aqua­man, Su­per­nat­u­ral and the 2011 Won­der Woman pi­lot) has al­ways been ex­cit­ing and fun. Once I got Won­der Woman it was just like a ti­dal (wave) from there.

( Won­der Woman) was right be­fore its time sadly. It was be­fore The Avengers, it was kind of in this place where the comic book world hadn’t taken off in the way that it has now.

It’s a fun ex­pe­ri­ence (to at­tend fan con­ven­tions, in­clud­ing Su­panova Pop Cul­ture Expo on the Gold Coast today and in Mel­bourne on April 16 and 17). It can be over­whelm­ing some­times but it’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to get to see the peo­ple and see the ef­fect that you’re hav­ing be­cause comic book fans are the rea­son Mar­vel and DC have be­come so preva­lent in Hol­ly­wood.

It’s very scary delv­ing into a char­ac­ter that’s so beloved. Bobbi Morse is a very cool char­ac­ter, very strong, sexy, smart and funny and peo­ple def­i­nitely know more about her than I do. They know the mythol­ogy and where she came from and ev­ery ver­sion you know? First of all I felt flat­tery (when asked to star in up­com­ing pi­lot Mar­vel’s Most Wanted). That’s the most amaz­ing thing for an ac­tress that can hap­pen and it meant so much they wanted to do some­thing like that. And then I thought: these two char­ac­ters Bobbi and Hunter (Nick Blood) are so fun and funny and it would be an awe­some thing to do.

I think peo­ple will start to put the pieces to­gether (and pick up on hints about the spinoff in the cur­rent sea­son). There’s not much I can re­ally say as you know. (Mar­vel is) very se­cret. There’s a guy with a sniper (ri­fle) aimed at my head right now! But I think fans are go­ing to be pleas­antly sur­prised.

It’s sur­pris­ing how many peo­ple I meet now who say: ‘Peo­ple have been telling me for years to watch Fri­day Night Lights (Palicki’s ca­reer-mak­ing role) and I just sat down and binge-watched it over the course of two weeks!’ Peo­ple are still see­ing it for the first time now and this is some­thing I did a decade ago. It was one of those rare shows that was ac­tu­ally watched within Hol­ly­wood. I was put in a bikini quite a bit (be­fore then) and it was like: ‘Wow, she can act, she can walk and chew gum at the same time!’. It did not just give me more op­por­tu­ni­ties but peo­ple ac­tu­ally saw me as an ac­tress which was so pow­er­ful.”

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