Making a concert documentary doesn't exactly require a well-endowed thespian bone — instructions: sing, dance, chat on-camera about singing and dancing, etc. — but Katy Perry, the subject of this July's "Katy Perry: Part of Me," has proven before that she actually does have a set of acting chops to work with.
She voiced a character for last year's "The Smurfs" and has dabbled in TV, and while she's got "Smurfs 2" on deck, is rumored for another music movie, "One Chance," and dreams of being in "Blade Runner 2," we hope she'll soon step outside of that zone and give acting some full-throttle acceleration. These five movie roles would totally suit such a transition.
C'mon. Just look at her. Katy Perry has the perfect, um, physical endowments to portray the legendary comic book heroine Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Diana of Themyscira). The buxom sometimes-brunette has the picaresque face, legs for days stature and tender attitude for the part. Plus, Katy Perry loves to play dress-up. Just imagine her in the costume. It's a cosplay dream come true. Adrianne Palicki's cute and all, but with Katy Perry around, it's hard to even fathom how anyone else could be pictured in the role.
We love Katy Perry, and we love "The Hunger Games." Putting the two together? Win. And since she already sports fashions highly suitable for the Capitol lifestyle, we could totally picture her as one of the stylists or some sexy officer of Panem for "Catching Fire." Bonus? She'd probably get to keep whatever zany hair color(s) she's workin' at the time. In the alternative, she'd make for one sponsor-friendly Quarter Quell tribute.
If it's too late for Katy Perry to muster a place in "The Hunger Games," fellow YA phenom "The Mortal Instruments" is still an option. As far as we know, the Queen of Seelie Court (Faerie Queen) has yet to be cast because she won't come into the picture until later in the series, but could you imagine? Long ruby locks, pointy ears, elegant gowns and wings? All that plus Katy Perry's natural baby blues? Now that's an image. We also wouldn't complain if she were one of those fierce she-shadowhunters. Just sayin'.
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Megan Fox, Schmegan Fox. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who? "Transformers 4" will take the series in a different direction — possibly into outer space — with a new cast in tow, so Katy Perry should totally get the resident hot girl role. The typical props involved — fast cars and a bevy of spiffy weapons — would match up with her well, especially if, say, she were to play a badass warrior chick a la pal Rihanna in "Battleship." Michael Bay, look no further!
Thanks to Channing Tatum and Co. with "Magic Mike," stripper is the new pink. So, this option almost writes itself. Sure, Katy Perry's been known to don her fair share of barely-there and risqué frocks, sing about kissing girls and, err, tweet about diddling skittles, but somehow she's still one of America's sweethearts. If she really wanted to step away from Smurfette, a stripper-themed movie would definitely be one way to do it. Not to mention it'd be guaranteed box office gold whether or not she actually took it all off.