Katee Sackhoff Opens Up About Wanting The DCU’s Poison Ivy Role, Though She Knows Karen Gillan Is Gunning For It

5 months ago
For a long time, Katee Sackhoff was best known for playing Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on "Battlestar Galactica," but these days, she has an even bigger sci-fi presence thanks to her time in the "Star Wars" universe as Bo-Katan Kryze, particularly "The Mandalorian." That being said, Sackhoff also has a few DC Comics media-related credits under her belt, and with the new DC Universe franchise launching in the coming years, the actress has opened up about wanting to play Poison Ivy on the big screen. That said, she is also fully aware that Karen Gillan is gunning for the same role.

In addition to having played Amunet Black in "The Flash" TV series, Sackhoff also voiced Poison Ivy in the animated DC movie "Batman: The Long Halloween," which is set in the Tomorrowverse timeline. So right off the bat, you’d think that would give her an edge over being looked at to play Poison Ivy in live-action, but as Sackhoff pointed out to The Playlist, Gillan has an even bigger edge because of her relationship with DC Studios co-head James Gunn.