Katee Sackhoff is an accomplished actress with a diverse range of performances across various film and television genres. She first gained widespread recognition for her unforgettable portrayal of Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in the critically acclaimed sci-fi series, Battlestar Galactica. Since then, she has captivated audiences with her exceptional talent, appearing in a wide range of projects that showcase her versatility and charisma on screen. Sackhoff has also lent her voice to several animations and video game characters, and one such character is Poison Ivy from DCU. Sackhoff now has expressed her interest in playing the DC villain in a live-action film.
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DC Supervillain – Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy, also known as Dr. Pamela Isley, is a beloved DC Comics character who first appeared in Batman #181 in 1966. She is a brilliant botanist who uses her knowledge to create powerful toxins and control plant life. Her abilities also allow her to manipulate pheromones, making her a formidable opponent for any hero who crosses her path. She has been depicted as a villain in the franchise who uses her powers to manipulate and control others for her own gain. Her iconic appearance, with her signature green skin and flowing red hair, has made her a staple of the Batman franchise and a beloved character in DC Comics.
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Katee Sackhoff Wants To Play Poison Ivy
Katee Sackhoff has already voiced the character of Poison Ivy in the 2021 animated film, Batman: The Long Halloween. Now the Battlestar Galactica actress has expressed her interest in playing the character in the rumored Mike Flanagan’s live-action, Clayface, film. By portraying the character of Bo-Katan Kryze in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, Sackhoff has already proved that she can successfully reprise her voiced character in live-action.
Sackhoff revealed in an interview her deep interest in playing the supervillain character. The Battlestar Galactica actress added that she would love to work again with Mike Flanagan, with whom she has also worked in the Oculus.
“I can’t quite say that I would sell my firstborn, because she’s quite special to me [laughs]. But I would like sh*t twice and die to play Poison Ivy… And to work with Mike Flanagan again. He is such a genius and so collaborative. Working on Oculus was so much fun for me because he allowed me to talk about what I wanted to do with her [the character Marie Russell]. I love bringing physicality to the roles that I play and horror is no different…And he was so all in.”
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It is currently unknown if Katee Sackhoff will get the opportunity to portray Poison Ivy or not. However, her interest in the role is certainly exciting news for the fans as Sackhoff has already reprised animated characters in liver-actions, and fans are optimistic that she will justify the iconic DC supervillain if given the opportunity.