She’s been mostly blonde, but there are times when she’s a brunette, so I reckon it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Amber Heard to go redhead just for one movie. “Red Sonja’s” producer Avi Lerner has already said that he’d love to put his “Drive Angry” heroine into his “Conan”-esque reboot of the character, and now Heard is making noise that she wouldn’t mind that as well.
While doing promo rounds for “Drive Angry”, Heard told Moviefone this about the role:
I was sort of surprised to hear about it, yeah. I think (producer) Avi (Lerner) even said himself, “She doesn’t know it yet.” So I was surprised, but also it’s something I’ve been looking at for a while and kind of interested in. I’m definitely interested in being a part of it, but that’s all I can kind of comment on right now.
Really. So she’s been looking at it for a while, huh? Sounds like someone’s very interested.
I realize Heard is a tad slight for the role, especially if you compare her to Brigitte Nielsen, who played the role in the 1985 original, but it wasn’t like Rose McGowan, who was originally up for the role, was that much bigger than her. Heard is, from her bio, 5’8″, and I suppose her Red Sonja could always be more guile than brawn.