Luke Wilson needed to have his ‘Stargirl’ role explained to him

Luke Wilson wasn’t quite sure what he signed up for when he agreed to star in “DC’s Stargirl.”

Speaking on CBS’ “The Talk,” Wilson credited series creator and writer Geoff Johns for explaining the concept and the character of Stripesy – also known as Pat Dugan – to him.

“I felt like a little kid when I was talking to him about it, and I said, ‘So is my character a superhero?’ and he said, ‘Well, he doesn’t have any superpowers, but you do have a 17-foot-tall robot to operate.'”

Wilson recalls that he still wasn’t satisfied.

“‘OK, so am I a superhero though?’ ‘Well, do you consider Iron Man a superhero?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I do.’ He was like, ‘Well, there you go.'”

He called Johns a great guy, and said he has become friends with his young co-stars, Brec Bassinger, who plays his stepdaughter Courtney, and especially Trae Romano, who plays his son Mike.

“These younger actors are so professional, and they’re really focused and dedicated to the work,” he said.

Asked about the news that “Office” star Mindy Kaling has signed on to write a script for “Legally Blonde 3,” Wilson said, “I would do (it) in a second.”

“I’ve never had a movie where women that watched it back when they were kids now kids of their own that they’re showing the movie to also,” he said, referring to the now-classic 2001 comedy that starred Reese Witherspoon as a Harvard law student. “In a very nice way, it’s come full circle, and it’s nice to work on something people respond to, especially so many years later.”

Given how fans are responding to “DC’s Stargirl,” no doubt he’ll be saying the same about that series someday.

 

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