JAIMIE ALEXANDER Says MARVEL Movies Start with Character, Not So For DC

Sif and Wonder Woman
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Sif Poster for Thor: The Dark World
Sif Poster for Thor: The Dark World
Credit: Marvel Studios

Jaimie Alexander might be best known as Thor's Lady Sif or the leading woman in NBC's Blindspot, but according to the actress and Variety she was almost Warner Bros.'s Wonder Woman -- but she's kind of glad she didn't get the part. In an interview with the Hollywood trade, the actress said that while she believes Sif is similiar to Wonder Woman, that DC doesn't do its characters justice in the way Marvel has.

"The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down. That’s something I haven’t really been able to find with DC Comics," said Alexander. "I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s been my experience."

Alexander said that she wasn't disappointed when she was passed over for the role of Wonder Woman, and says that playing Marvel and DC roles simultaneously might have been a conflict.

"I’m excited to see what she’s going to do with the role. I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen. I’m contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange," said Alexander. "Sif, in her way, is Marvel’s Wonder Woman. They’re both ethereal and have armor and a sword, and have special abilities; the physicality of the role is very similar."

Alexander said she grew up watching Wonder Woman on TV, and reading comic books from Marvel, DC and elsewhere.

"I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets. I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the Thor films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters," said the actress. "Of course, growing up I really loved Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman.

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