Alexis Bledel, Action Hero? 'To Play One Would Be Amazing'
Alexis Bledel may not be known for her karate moves or superpowers, but the star said she wouldn’t mind strapping on the spandex on screen.
“I actually love action movies,” she told AccessHollywood.com during the junket for her latest film, “The Good Guy,” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I don’t think there are enough female action heroes. One of my favorites is Carrie-Anne Moss in ‘The Matrix’ — so I would love to see more characters like that in film in general and to play one would be amazing.”
While she did star in comic book-turned-film “Sin City” in 2005, Alexis said one of her past “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” co-stars won’t need her help in bringing another comic to life.
“No, she knows what she’s doing, she doesn’t need my advice at all,” Alexis laughed of Blake Lively, who will star alongside Ryan Reynolds in 2011’s “Green Lantern.”
But as for her current film, Alexis was happy to play a more normal role in “The Good Guy” – a New Yorker settling in on her career and romantic options, which include Scott Porter and Bryan Greenberg vying for her affections.
“I just really responded to this script,” she said. “You read so many romantic stories that kind of follow a formula, so this one was different, and when I talked to [director] Julio [DePietro] about it before signing on, he had a clear idea of the movie he wanted to make and that was really encouraging.”
And while Porter and Greenberg may have a rivalry on film, she said there was no competition between the two actors on the set.
“No,” she laughed. “Nothing like that.”
With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, Alexis was thankful she hadn’t had to deal with any real-life love triangles.
“I’ve played this love triangle situation several times but I’ve never experienced it in real life,” she said. “It seems like an unlikely thing to have happen to most people.”
Up next, Alexis has a pair of movies on the way– “The Conspirator,” directed by Robert Redford, and an indie film called “The Kate Logan Affair.”
“Two people meet, an accident occurs and they end up on the road together,” she said of “The Kate Logan Affair,” adding that their journey comes to a tragic end.
One more film that might be on her plate? A long-rumored big-screen version of “Gilmore Girls,” which Alexis said she’d strongly consider if it ever came to pass.
“I really loved our series finale, I thought it tied up the story beautifully. I thought it came full circle,” she said. “I don’t know what story there is left to tell but I would be open to reading a script. I’d be curious to read a script!”
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