Nadia Bjorlin vs. Kelly Monaco: Which Soap Superheroine Should Play Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley's Reboot?




 
Following years of plans to take pop culture's most famous Amazon to the big screen—with Days of Our Lives' Nadia Bjorlin even having been rumored to be up for the part at one time— Deadline.com is reporting David E. Kelley (Picket Fences, Ally McBeal, The Practice) is now set to helm a TV update of DC Comic's first lady, Wonder Woman

On the next Pop Confidential podcast, Luke, Regan and I discuss if Bjorlin would be a good fit as Diana Prince.  Yours truly tossed General Hospital's Kelly Monaco in the mix, leading to a, shall we say, "spirited" debate. 

Which one of these vixens would you want to see piloting Wonder Woman's invisible jet?

Nadia. She Was Born For The Role!
50% (703 votes)
Kelly, She'd Be Killer.
34% (467 votes)
Neither.
16% (224 votes)
Total votes: 1394

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I remember from the tv show that Wonder Woman is supposed to be built like an Amazon - tall, strong, beautiful. KM is teeny-tiny. No way she could pull it off. I can't see her acting abilities pulling off a big screen movie either. Nadia has the build, but I'm not sure she's right for the big screen either. I honestly can't think of an actor who would be right for the part. Maybe an unknown would be good?

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I really like Kelly so it surpises me that i'm saying this but as much as I like her I voted Nadia, as beautiful as Kelly is Nadia is even more beautiful.

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This remake is a new tv series. I'd also have doubts about either taking the role in a feature film.

I enjoy both performers but I'm not sure either is right for this role. Nadia would certainly be a great choice based on looks and I'd be interested to see her playing a strong role like that.

I love Kelly Monaco! Everyday heroes was one thing but I don't think Monaco is wonder woman.

Why not Alison Sweeney in a wig Tongue

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Nadia has my vote by a thousand.

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If the role stays pretty much the same as the 1970s, Nadia is the woman for the role. Kelly has this vixen thing about her that doesn't fit the nice guy thing. Nadia needs to work on being more open and accessible (sweet). But by far she is physically one of the best actresses in Hollywood to play the role. She has the eyes, the body and the smile. Hands down Nadia (plus it will get her off of Days which I would be happy for that too!)

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Sorry, folks.....Kelly's got Nadia beat by LEAPS AND BOUNDS in the acting department, and I personally find her to be much sexier and more alluring. But what do I know??? I'm a gay man............... Tongue Tongue

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Nadia is the natural choice. Sorry, but Kelly Monaco has been looking rough lately...she has been looking pretty old on GH in HD. She has more bags than Gucci!

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My bad, I thought they were talking about the movie version that I heard was in development. I still don't think either one would be right, but Nadia defintely has the look. KM, not so much. Angrierblackerman is right about the luggage.

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Is that the HD? I thought she just looked tired.

I can't think of a single daytime actress that was physically up for this part and could handle it in the acting department.

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On looks Nadia because she looks more like Lynda Carter. On talent - kelly all the way.

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They are doing a tv show now too? God, just do the damn movie already!! They should have done the movie years ago with the perfect Wondy, Lucy Lawless. Hell, she still can pull it off!

In any case, look wise Nadia without a doubt, she really looks like she could be Wondy, but I'm unsure if she would be able to carry the character acting wise. Wonder Woman it's a pretty complicated character, and that's probably very few writers are able to do a good job on her comic.

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If you've ever read a Wonder Woman comic book, you'll know Nadia is so totally wrong for the part. Kelly Monaco would e even worse.

They need to cast a worldly unknown. And I think they will, if this show actually gets off the ground.

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Definitely Nadia. Although I'd cast Morena Baccarin (the alien leader from V) bur she's busy.

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Neither. But Nadia fits the role physically more than Kelly Monaco.

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Nadia looks the part but neither of them would be right for the role. I don't see Wonder Woman coming from a daytime actress. I can't think of any that would be good in the role.

Alison Brie from Community & Mad Men would be great for the role though. Great actress who looks the part and has great comedic & dramatic skills for the role. Here's a link to a pic of her.
http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/QV/esq-alison-brie-hot-1009-lg.jpg

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Visually speaking, I can't imagine DEK finding someone as rare as Lynda Carter to play Wonder Woman...He can come close with Adriana Lima since she has that 'come hither' look and piercing blue eyes, but she's not an actress!! Hence, the actresses I hope DEK auditions are: Sarah Lancaster, Keri Russell, Kristin Kreuk and Mila Kunis. With whomever DEK chooses, though, he’ll surely disappoint the masses by attempting to replace the irreplaceable. Good Luck to him!

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Knocking KeMo and her looks which I find to be F'IN joke she is dealing with insomina confirmed by her via twitter (I'm so sad about this insomnia i'm really gonna cry... Just tried a hot shower n steam.. Ughhh) KeMo is beautiful god to come at her looks wow that woman is fine.

And I like Nadia but Kelly overall is the better actress. They both arte good imo but KeMo is just better.

Like why are ppl bashing daytime actress damn this is crazy like no woder they do get alot of chances to do bigger roles. PPL that watch their shows even say they can't do it.

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Kelly is good at playing Livvie Locke. The end (of her talent).

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AlistairCrane wrote:
Kelly is good at playing Livvie Locke. The end (of her talent).

Not only is this on every level wrong we have tons of proof. YT proves this pointless hate wrong but hey keep on hatin.

And the fact she just did a move proves you WRONG again.

And she even did a Vegas show we all know that. And the show got high reviews. So she steeps out to do something new and her talent ends at one character BS.

So you pointless bash is wrong proved by facts.

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The Vegas show got some good reviews, but KM received mostly bad reviews for her role. Ticket sales actually went up when she was replaced. As for the Hallmark movie, for all we know she's on screen for 15 minutes. I guess we will have to wait and see. I don't know what you mean about her talent being proven on YT though. I can put a video of a cat riding a skateboard on YT and get a million hits. It doesn't mean the cat's a champion skateboarder.

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You are right, being in a YT video doesnt mean your cat is a star skateboarder just like ticket sales doesnt necessarily mean that one performer is better in a role than another. By that thinking why would we even have the academy awards, just give the award to the actor or actress that starred in the movie that made the most money.

That said, I think Mel B also left the show at the same time (so whos to say if ticket sales went up they went up because of one performer or another) plus Holly went topless, which KM refused to do. And while a YT video doesnt mean your cat is a pro skateboarder, I would think her sizeable fan base coupled with her emmy nod for the only story she really was given the opportunity to drive plus the fact that she is wanted for outside projects (which none of the other women on GH aside from VMG seem to be, 15 minutes or not) all combined seems to suggest that she has some talent, wouldnt ya say?

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Not when the outside projects she is wanted for are all based, thus far, on her looks, not her acting ability. As for outside projects, KMc has done many things on and off the screen (directing, etc) on outside projects throughout her career on GH. Caroline H. is on Cougar Town. I wouldn't say that haveing outside work means that she is more talented or popular. Some people on the show, men and women, do not want outside acting work due to family or other obligations (music careers, etc.). I don't think KM is a good actress. I understand that this is my subjective opinion, but I am allowed to have it and express it.

I respect that you think she is talented. My point was that YT popularity doesn't prove anything.

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I think the point Mr. Sam was trying to make was that if we all watch Sam on youtube, we will see how very talented Kely Monaco is. It is rather faulty logic because as JS points out, acting ability is subjective. THere are a few people with Emmy noms that I am not all that impressed with and quite a few fab actors who have never been nominated. Mr. Sam seems to believe that watching Kelly Monaco on youtube will prove Kelly is awesome and I think rewatching her scenes will just be painful. That is of course my subjective opinion.

I would however be tempted to watch that cat video. I have seen skateboarding dogs but never a cat.

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Nadia Bjorlin is not only the one to play Wonder Woman based on her physical resemblance to Lynda Carter, but also in the acting department. Unfortunately, no one seems to know this because the writers at Days of Our Lives have dumbed down the role of Chloe so much that people actually believe that Nadia, the actress, is like her whiney character, Chloe. Nothing could be further from the truth! Nadia hasn't been given the right opportunity to flex her acting muscles. But check out her ACME Saturday Night Comedy skits on YouTube, or her Venice The Series role as Lara Miller and you'll see that there is more to this actress than meets the eye. The right script can prove all the nay-sayers wrong about this actress. Nadia Bjorlin IS Wonder Woman! Smile

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I am sorry but WHAT? This is a cartoon character. The daughter of greek gods.... a girl who lassos bad guys and poses with her arms on her hips. Not exactly a demanding role This ain't Shakespear. Nadia definately can play a cartoon character. PLEASE! Oh well wait. She also has to twirl in order to change costumes. My bad maybe she cant handle this role!
get a grip!

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Nadia Bjorlin has the EXACT look you want as Wonder Woman...it's not even a contest. She's also a capable actress...we aren't talking about Macbeth here. Nadia was born to play this role...if they go with someone else it will be a huge mistake. Those eyes...that body...wow. Face it...the ratings will be driven by whoever is wearing that costume...at least initially. It better be someone that LOOKS the part...and no one else comes close to Nadia.

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Nadia hands down:Look and talent.She'an amazing actress.Watch her on Venice,ACME comedy,even with the very few meaty material she got on DAYS like Hysterical pregnancy,Postpartum depression,suicide attempt,losing her kid,...she's AMAZING...SHe would rock the show.That part belongs to her....