10 Actresses who could play Mary Jane
The red-headed model/actress Mary Jane Watson is one of the most famous love interests in comic-books and often considered one of the most attractive women in comics. She has appeared in numerous Spider-man
comic book series and cartoons. Kirsten Dunst played the character in Sam Raimi's trilogy and Shailene Woodley was set to play her in The Amazing Spider-man 2
, but was sadly cut from the film. The role is now up for grabs and here are ten actresses who should be considered for the role:
Mary Jane is a stunning redhead who can turn men’s head with ease and in a variety of interpretations, as both an actress and a model. Karen Gillan from Doctor Who
fame is a natural redhead and a former model and would be a perfect for the role. She was a model before becoming an actress and during her years on Doctor Who
she showed wit and a fiery temperament that would be very suitable for the Mary Jane role.
’s Jane Levy is considered a fan favorite for the role; she is an emerging star with a popular comedy show, starred in Evil Dead
(2013) and most important of all, a natural redhead. She was even considered for the role of Mary-Jane before Shailene Woodley was offered the role.
If The Amazing Spider-man
series keeps Mary Jane character as an aspiring actress then, Samantha Barks give the character a lot of creditability. In Les Miserables
she showcased her fantastic singing ability and with her experience on the West End, she would give Mary Jane a great stage presence. She can do angst and she has done upbeat on the stage.
Anna Kendrick is a popular actress with a strong fanbase, including over 1.8 million followers on Twitter. Kendrick has proven herself in movies like Pitch Perfect
and End of Watch
and even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Up in the Air
. She is an actress who gives her characters a lot of charm and easily able to play characters in college age.
Hailing from Sweden, Alicia Vikander is an emerging actress who is on the rise. She had a bumper 2012, after having roles in Anna Karenina
and the Oscar nominated A Royal Affair
and she is set to appear in The Seventh Son
and The Man from U.N.C.L.E
. Mary Jane would be a great role for Viklander to become a major star.
From English and Brazilian heritage, Kaya Scodelario is an actress on the rise. Scodelario is best known for her role as Effy Stonem in Skins
(the show that produced the likes of Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel). Scodelario is already on the radar in Hollywood, she auditioned to play Katniss Everdean in The Hunger Games
and is set to appear in the adaptation of The Maze Runner
From on her humble beginning on the Australian soap Neighbours
(the programme that produced the likes of Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kylie Minogue), Margot Robbie is quickly emerging as one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood. Robbie has already appeared in the TV show Pam Air
and Richard Curtis’ About Time
and she is set to star opposite Leonardo Di Caprio in Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street
and Will Smith in Focus
. With those kinds of credentials, it is only a matter of time till Robbie truly breaks through.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress who has built up a fanbase, thanks to her roles in cult movies like Scott Pilgrim vs the World
, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
and Death Proof
, as well as playing John McClane’s daughter in Live Free and Die Hard
. She has also earned high praise for her role in the indie-movie Smashed
. She is attractive young woman with a unique look and plenty of talent. She is often a fan favorite for the MJ role.
The beautiful English actress Lily James started acting career in 2010 and it has been progressing very quickly, starring in British TV in the children's program, Just William
and the controversial Secret Diaries of a Call Girl
, before earning a supporting role in Wrath of the Titans
. She has had a three episode stint in Downton Abbey
before landing the role of Cinderella in Kenneth Brangh's live action adaptation.
Lyndsy Fonseca is popular choice to play Mary Jane and considered highly for the role. Movie fans best know her as Katie in Kick-Ass
and was praised for her role in the TV show Nikita