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American Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee Rumored To Be Up For Wonder Woman Role

August 28, 2006 11:02 PM by Joe Blackmon

TMZ.com reports on one of the more unusual rumors to start circulating about an American Idol finalist.  TMZ.com credits a “well-placed source” with telling them that American Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee is one of the women up for the lead role in the big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman. 

Joss Whedon, who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is the director for the Wonder Woman movie, and E! Online reported way back in May that Joss Whedon was one of the directors trying to woo Katharine McPhee for an acting role.  Steven Spielberg was also rumored to be interested in talking to Katharine McPhee about possible movie roles. 

While comic book fans might initially think of “From Justin to Kelly” and cringe at the thought of an American Idol finalist playing their favorite superheroine, Katharine McPhee actually has a strong background in acting.  Katharine has starred as Anna Muir in “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and as Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun.”  The Annie Oakley performance even earned Katharine a nomination for an Ovation Award from the L.A. Stage Alliance.

In addition to her acting experience, Katharine McPhee also has another connection to the world of superheroes.  Katharine’s mom Peisha McPhee had a role in the TV movie “The Incredible Hulk Returns.”  With her acting background and her uncanny resemblance to Wonder Woman, the idea of Katharine McPhee landing a role in Wonder Woman might not be that far-fetched.  Please post your comments below as to if you think Katharine McPhee would make a good Wonder Woman. 

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17 Responses to “American Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee Rumored To Be Up For Wonder Woman Role”

  1. Jake Says:
    August 28th, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    I would love to see Katharine as Wonder Woman. It seems she has a bright future ahead of her and I couldn’t be happier for that.

  2. JJ Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 8:19 am

    Kat is fantastic! Her star is on the rise.

  3. Anonymous Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 11:00 am

    OH KAT! WHAT CAN`T YOU DO?!… whatever…

  4. T Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    This rumor was started last June by her publicist. There is absolutely no truth to it at all. TMZ is just recycling old rumors. How lame.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    I don’t think Katharine has had enough acting experience, to play a classic comic superhero such as Wonder Woman.

  6. Kansas City Says:
    August 30th, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    Got to be a joke.

  7. Dotty Says:
    August 30th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    I would go see the movie to support Katherine if she got the roll. I think she would be great!
    I think they want to go with an unknown for the roll. I read that somewhere.

  8. Anonymous Says:
    August 30th, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    ^ yeah, they want to hire an “unknown”. That`s why they`re hiring the runner up on the highest rated reality show. *rolls eyes*

  9. Anonymous Says:
    August 30th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Do I think KatPee would be a good Wonder Woman?…..NO!

  10. Julie9 Says:
    August 31st, 2006 at 1:23 am

    Kat is already Wonder Woman. She is so amazing! She is beautiful, wonderful voice, and a good actress! I would love to see her play that part!

  11. Anonymous Says:
    August 31st, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    ^”Kat is already Wonder Woman”^

    Wow… what kinda of sick fantasy world do you live in?

  12. dubbs Says:
    September 1st, 2006 at 9:25 am

    she looks like a young Lynda Carter, kind of. I’m sure she’d have Lynda’s approval. Katharine is fantastic and I wish her all the luck in the world.

  13. Mellie Says:
    September 4th, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    Well, it would be getting her exactly what she wanted from American Idol…it certainly wasn’t to be a concert performer. At least if she gets the role, someone will be writing things for her to say. God help us if she has to come up with the words all on her own.

  14. Aaron Says:
    October 4th, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    Wonder Woman is Aria Giovanni with contacts or someone like Yasmeen Bleeth or Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Katharine McPhee is no where as hot as Wonder Woman and she never will be. People who say she is hot have low standards. Just look at her next to the women I mentioned. Katharine McPhee is a 5 at best.

  15. teresa blair Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    Why are so many people jealous of Kat McPhee? They must be from all the negative comments I’ve just read. Kat has just as good a chance as any other actress pulling off the role of Wonder Woman. She is a lovely & talented young woman & anyone who says otherwise is obviosly jealous!

  16. teresa blair Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    Why are so many people jealous of Kat McPhee? They must be from all the negative comments I’ve just read. Kat has just as good a chance as any other actress pulling off the role of Wonder Woman. She is a lovely & talented young woman & anyone who says otherwise is obviosly jealous!

  17. teresa blair Says:
    December 10th, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    Why are so many people jealous of Kat McPhee? They must be from all the negative comments I’ve just read. Kat has just as good a chance as any other actress pulling off the role of Wonder Woman. She is a lovely & talented young woman & anyone who says otherwise is obviosly jealous!

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