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Virginia Madsen interviewed about playing Hippolyta in "Wonder Woman"

posted Jan 8, 2009, 11:30 AM by Vu Sleeper

Virginia Madsen interviewed about playing Hippolyta in "Wonder Woman"
by CBR News Team, Editor Thu, January 8th, 2009 at 8:11AM PST

Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen brings an impassioned, stately voice to the role of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, for "Wonder Woman," the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.


At the urging of an acting coach, Madsen actually began performing voiceovers when she was pregnant with her now-14-year-old son. She was able to find time in her single-mother/busy-actress life to discuss subjects ranging from her secret desire to play Batman and the reading lessons inherent to comic books to working as a waitress at the same Evanston, Illinois restaurant as "Wonder Woman" co-star Marg Helgenberger.

All hail the Q&A with the queen ... Virginia Madsen.

QUESTION: Did you prepare for voicing the Queen of the Amazons in any special way?

VIRGINIA MADSEN: Well, I prepared this morning by writing several edicts for my son (laughs). Honestly, I love when I get to play these characters that are bigger than life. There are roles in animation that I never get to do in real life – and it appeals to my ego as an actor to play the Queen of Everything (laughs) Hey, I'm honest. I admit it.