In her recent interview, Marvel actress Jaimie Alexander — who plays Lady Sif in the Thor movies — had a few things to say about DC Films and losing out on playing Wonder Woman. That's right; she was apparently in the running for the much-coveted role before Gal Gadot bagged it. Of course, her affiliation with rival studio Marvel was a major factor behind her not playing the DC heroine.
When asked if she was disappointed about losing that opportunity, Alexander told Variety, "Not at all. I'm excited to see what [Gal Gadot's] going to do with the role. I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen. I'm contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange."
The actress added how much she loves and enjoys playing Sif in the Marvel TV and Cinematic Universe. "I genuinely love the character Sif. Each time I get to play her, there's this growth in the character and we find out more of who she is. That is a blast, because I've been able to slowly create this woman while still taking directions from all the comic books that existed before my performance. It's interesting that Sif has such a big backstory."
Being part of Team Marvel is clearly a big high for Alexander who doesn't stop at taking a dig (unintentional?) at the DC Comics and characters. "The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down. That's something I haven't really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that's a bold statement, but it's been my experience."
"I enjoy Marvel, and I'm not just saying that because I'm in the 'Thor' films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters."