Thursday, November 6, 2014

"Big Hero 6's" Jamie Chung Gets Her First Superhero Role, But Still Wants Psylocke

CBR: Jamie Chung reveals to Comic Book Resources in an exclusive conversation, she's still aiming to get cast as the live-action version of a particular psychic-knife-wielding mutant one day.

We talked about Disney love. Did you have a special affinity for anything Marvel?

Chung: Oh, I mean come on! As a kid, Marvel Comics was the only thing that I collected with my sister. We loved it so much that we -- in terms of taking care of the comic books, we never wanted to read them, we just kept them in their plastic sleeves. If we wanted to read one special one... Remember when Superman died, they sold -- well, that's DC, I know! -- but in terms of comic books, whenever they were sealed from the manufacturer, we would buy two, one to read and one to keep in the sleeve. But growing up, "X-Men" was my favorite Marvel property. It was Wolverine and Cyclops. I've always wanted to play a Jubilee or a Storm or a Jean Grey, the Phoenix series was amazing, and I was so intrigued with Mystique. But ultimately I thought the coolest character was Psylocke. I really wanted to be Psylocke.

And there's not really been a definitive film version of Psylocke.

Chung: No. Hopefully they'll bring her into something. But I think the fans -- I kind of put it out in the universe, and the fans, some are like, "Oh my God, that would be amazing." And the other fans are like, "No, that's so wrong casting. She needs to be British. She needs to be this and that!" And so I just put it out there for fun.

Have you practiced the accent, just in case?

Chung: [Switches to British accent] You know, quite a bit!


FSaker said...

Jamie Chung as Psylocke? Well... she's gorgeous, and she seems to be a very sweet young woman. But her acting skills aren't really impressive (although this could be caused by the films she's acted in so far - although Suckerpunch was kinda nice as a film), and she may be a little too young to play Betsy.

That said, I wouldn't complain if Marvel decided to cast her as Psylocke. I wouldn't complain at all. Despite of my criticism above, she seems to be a dedicated actress, so I think she'll still improve a lot in the next years.

Plus, let's be honest: superhero blockbuster films don't really demand superb acting skills.

J77 said...

Well, she was pretty good as Miho in the new Sin City movie.

On another note, Psylocke is in the preview for Nightcrawler #8.

locustfire77 said...

I think she would do an excellent job as Psylocke. Seriously, cast her now, Marvel.

ComicBookGeek said...

i brought this up before on this site! I can't believe she wants it!

Xiaodave said...

See Eden before you give up on her acting skills. She would be perfect, especially if she can do Psylocke.

FSaker said...

I will. Thank you for the suggestion.

So we have an actress that is gorgeous, may be able to speak with a British accent, is eager to play Psylocke in the movies and now, according to your comments, may even be a GOOD actress?? Hire her already, FOX!! And let's forget about the disappointment that Psylocke turned out to be in Last Stand (which, BTW, I blame entirely on the script and direction, not on the actress that played her in the film).