Who should play her?

#1 Posted by ANGEL1993 (64 posts) - - Show Bio

If Psylocke was ever given a large role in a film who would you want to play her?

#2 Posted by SC (11962 posts) - - Show Bio

If Kelly Hu was a bit younger I think she would work well. Psylocke works best I think looking a bit full, like in the strong and athletic way, I think Hu pulls off the physical, facial look and has the acting ability and martial arts background. Maggie Q I think would be okay too, but I think she looks too tiny to be a good Betsy. 

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#3 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: N'ah... we need some British blood.  An English Psylocke!  ;)
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#4 Posted by SC (11962 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @SC: N'ah... we need some British blood.  An English Psylocke!  ;) "
 
Oh, well definitely Kate Beckinsale then. In fact sometimes when i pick up and read Uncanny X-Men with Fraction and Land, back in the Sisterhood arc when we last saw British Betsy? Looked almost identical to Kate Beckinsale? Strange that huh? Its almost as if Psylocke was Kate Beckinsale was Psylocke. Weird. 
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#5 Posted by Jake Fury (17924 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Rhona Mitra?
#6 Posted by Nefarious (17622 posts) - - Show Bio

Lucy Liu.

#7 Posted by ComicMan24 (147021 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
" How about Rhona Mitra? "
I like her.
#8 Posted by xerox_kitty (15760 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC: Hrmm.... pass. Not busty enough.  Although I dare say that Underworld was the "inspiration" for Betsy in Sisterhood ;)
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#9 Posted by Phoenix XII (115 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd like Kira Knightly

#10 Posted by Thunderscream (1789 posts) - - Show Bio

  Miho Nakayama  looks the part.....the brit accent though, hmmm  (and i think she may be a bit older now)

#11 Posted by Jubilantlad (318 posts) - - Show Bio
@ANGEL1993: Devon Aoki.
#12 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury said:
" How about Rhona Mitra? "
Exactly my first thought! I think Rhona Mitra would make a really good Psylocke
#13 Posted by Mercy_ (92085 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheGoldenOne said:
" @Jake Fury said:
" How about Rhona Mitra? "
Exactly my first thought! I think Rhona Mitra would make a really good Psylocke "
Heck yes. 
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#14 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Rhona Mitra has the jawbone of a boxer. And she's practically a less attractive Beckinsale. If it was between the two on who would play British Betts, hands down Kate. As for Asian Betsy... Out of all the suggestions so far, I like Maggie Q the best. Look at this:

#15 Posted by KZR (487 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:  Do you mean Asian with an English accent or just plain English?
#16 Posted by Mumbles (846 posts) - - Show Bio

oliva munn

#17 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

Top three picks, Maggie Q, Moon Bloodgood, or Olivia Munn.
 
 
...Or me, in plus or minus 5 years. ;]

#18 Posted by cattlebattle (12278 posts) - - Show Bio

Selina Lo Is a British Asian actress with a background in Martial Arts. 
 
So yeah, her.
#19 Posted by LordStoop (514 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I think Gemma Arterton could play a great brittish betsy.

#20 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@LordStoop said:
Well I think Gemma Arterton could play a great brittish betsy.
She's awesome enough.
#21 Posted by sputnik (210 posts) - - Show Bio

maggie q

#22 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheGoldenOne said:
@Jake Fury said:
" How about Rhona Mitra? "
Exactly my first thought! I think Rhona Mitra would make a really good Psylocke
She would make an awesome Psylocke. But I also like the Kate Beckinsale idea.
#23 Posted by Hoboseid (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious said:

Lucy Liu.

Too small

#24 Posted by Mayo88m (246 posts) - - Show Bio

Kate Beckinsale. No way on Maggie Q. She's anorexic looking, and has no butt.

#25 Posted by Nefarious (17622 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hoboseid: And still hot.
#26 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see both the British and the Asian Psylocke in a movie or a live-action TV-series. The body switch would make an interesting subplot.

I don't have any suggestions, but I'd like some Asian British actress to play her, or at least an actress of any nationality with a convincing British accent. It makes me sad that they rarely stay true to the characters' accents in the movies. To me, having characters of various nationalities, cultures, religions, and ethnicities is a part of the appeal of the franchise, so having almost all of them all talk in standard American accent in the films is kind of boring.

#27 Posted by Kenshinyoi (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I was thinking Layla Kayleigh. She would be perfect for Psylock, pre-HAND kidnapping of course.

#28 Posted by RogueOracle (242 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love Elodie Yung as Asian Betsy.

#29 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

@RogueOracle said:

I would love Elodie Yung as Asian Betsy.

I can imagine her as Psylocke!

#30 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

@RogueOracle said:

I would love Elodie Yung as Asian Betsy.

Yes! a million times over.

#31 Posted by God_Spawn (35985 posts) - - Show Bio

Purps?

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#32 Posted by ragdollpurps (15570 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

Purps?

I think GS might be onto something...

#33 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

Kate Beckinsale !

#34 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

Kate Beckinsale!

#35 Posted by space_coyote (1118 posts) - - Show Bio

Maggie Q or Grace Park

#36 Posted by blur1528 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

Moon Bloodgood.

#37 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mumbles said:

oliva munn

Really? That's your contribution to this topic and the person who you think would best personify Psylocke. Olivia Munn? What has she done that greatly contributes to the entertainment industry other than looking good? YOU LOSE SIR GOOD DAY!- Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

#38 Posted by sunhawk (550 posts) - - Show Bio

Grace Park is a stick so she is out, so is Olivia Munn for being a half azn with no skillz. Kelly hu is out because she was all ready lady deathstrike. all the other female azn action stars are too old or just look wrong. best bet is to find a actress in japan with the body, accent, acting for it.

#39 Posted by Baddamdog (2222 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe someone like Emily Blunt for British Psylocke

Devon Aoki has a great look for 'Asian Psylocke'

#40 Posted by StormyWeather (745 posts) - - Show Bio

i think the actress who plays British Psylocke should look similar to the actress who plays asian Psylocke, why? the comics have always portrayed them to be similar looking lol, depending on the artist, I like the choices Devon Aoki and Elodi Yung as Asian Psylocke b/c they have that Euro/Asian look about them...although i am not familiar with either of them as actresses so i can't judge how they'd be on screen

as for british Psylocke I'd def pick Kate Beckinsale hands down

the way the actress looks is a key part but not the main reason she should be cast

#41 Posted by poisonfleur (2711 posts) - - Show Bio

@RogueOracle said:

I would love Elodie Yung as Asian Betsy.

HELL YES!!

I was going to say Lucy Liu, But she works SOOO much better!

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