Elizabeth Hurley to Join David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman’ as Villain

Elizabeth Hurley

Continuing the British Invasion of both television and the superhero genre, British model-turned-actress Elizabeth Hurley has been cast in the David E. Kelley reboot of Wonder Woman for NBC. Not as Wonder Woman herself: that role, of course, has been snapped up by Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. No, according to UGO, Hurley will play Veronica Cale, the vicious yet elegant “corporate rival” to the show’s heroine.

Ms. Hurley has worn her badass shoes before: she literally played “The Devil” in that Brendan Fraser comedy Bedazzled back in 2000. Perhaps Liz will dial it back a few notches to play Veronica Cale.

Earlier this morning, Hurley tweeted: “Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I’ll be playing the evil villain. Can’t wait.” Seems like Liz is ready to play naughty again. We can’t wait.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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