ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan is to star as a superhero she has admitted she has never heard of and could not care less about.
The 22-year-old, who will play DC’s Zatanna in an upcoming movie, has scandalised audiences by refusing to claim to have been a fan of the character for years.
She said: “I am an extremely attractive woman who most recently starred in an adaptation of Chekov, and you’re asking me if I read children’s comics?
“No, I don’t. Nor did my brother ‘read comics and pass them on to me’, nor am I especially thrilled to be stepping into Zatanna’s iconic fish-net tights and top hat to appear at the San Diego Comic Convention.
“I will stand in front of a green screen waving my arms and pretending magic is coming out, and for this I will be paid money.
“That is, and always has been, the deal.”
Comics reader Tom Booker said: “I don’t understand it. They must have found the only actress in Hollywood who isn’t secretly a big geek even though it’s the last thing you’d expect.”