Lindsay Lohan's Going Hard With Her Batgirl Campaign
Posted 2018/01/16 0 0
... and fans are very split.
Lindsay Lohan, known for starring in movies such as Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap, and of course Mean Girls, had previously expressed her interest in playing Joss Whedon's Batgirl, and she's once again campaigning for the role, this time by simply tweeting an image of herself alongside the DC Comics character. You can check out the tweet and image below.
But would she make a good Barbara Gordon?
The jury is still out on that, it appears. Some liked the idea, keen to give the actress a chance:
While others were less sure, instead calling for someone like Easy A and La La Land's Emma Stone to be cast instead:
It’s hard to say whether Joss Whedon would actually consider Lohan to play the coveted lead role in Batgirl, especially since he’s said in the past that he would consider casting an unknown in the role. And while they’re not exactly unknowns or even relative newcomers, the chances of selecting True Grit Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (who has declared interest in the role) or Evil Dead remake star Jane Levy (who has online support for the role) are probably far greater than selecting someone like Lohan.
That’s not to say that Lohan isn’t talented, her past work certainly has proven that she certainly is, it’s just that with Whedon being the target of criticism for his behind-the-scenes role in Justice League (and unfounded rumors that he was no longer directing Batgirl), hiring somebody as controversial as Lohan is the kind of negative attention that he and DC Films would just as soon avoid.