For Malin Akerman, playing a superhero’s household-name girlfriend might just be the perfect palette cleanser after playing the first household-name porn star.
Akerman, who’s prior superhero experience consists of playing Silk Spectre in director Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen,” has been floated as a leading contender to play the Kal-El’s main squeeze Lois Lane in Snyder’s forthcoming “Superman: Man of Steel."
Although she hasn't seen a formal offer, she's definitely up for it.
“I'd love to,” Akerman tells PopcornBiz. “I'd love to be a part of it. I'd work for Zack any day. Dude, bring it on! I'm waiting for the contract and the offer.”
Playing a plucky reporter in love with a super-powered Boy Scout would be a refreshing change for Akerman after playing infamous 70s porn star Linda Lovelace in “Inferno,” which is about to go before the cameras.
“I'm very excited to start filming that,” says Akerman, who currently appears in this week's “Happythankyoumoreplease” and assumed the role of Lovelace after Lindsay Lohan was reportedly axed from the production. “As of right now we're supposed to be starting in April. The movie is sort of behind-the-scenes: her life with her husband and what that relationship, was like which was pretty torturous. He physically beat her quite a bit and had a gun to her head many times and forced her into prostitution, so it's a very emotional journey.”
Lovelace (born Linda Boreman), of course, was the star of 1972’s “Deep Throat,” the first-ever mainstream porn phenomenon, who struggled with both her abusive manager/husband Chuck Traynor and drug addiction before becoming an anti-porn activist prior to her death in 2002.
“The film is very much a biography, I guess you could say, of her life – or an interpretation of it, I think maybe four years of her life that we look at,” says Akerman. “So it's a really intense, dark movie, for me anyway, and a great, exciting, nerve-wracking challenge.”
Thus far Akerman has read Lovelace’s autobiography and watched the documentary film “Inside Deep Throat” to prep for the role. “Her book is really hard to read, but it has a lot of great information,” she says. “I've just been trying to get into the psyche of what it would be like to be a battered woman, people who are and why they don't get out and what happens. It's a really twisted mind frame to try and put yourself into. Obviously it's not the remake of 'Deep Throat' or anything. It's more just about what that life is like.”