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    sin2ast

    [1]May 28, 2009
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    Here's an article from Digital Spy:

    Summer Glau may be joining the cast of Dollhouse, reports Entertainment Weekly.

    Creator Joss Whedon is interested in casting the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles actress in the second season of his sci-fi show.

    "If anybody thinks [bringing Summer on to Dollhouse] hasn't occurred to me already then they have not met me," he said. "I mentioned it to her before [Sarah Connor] was canceled. I was like, 'You know, we should get you in the house'. But first we have to come up with something that works."

    Whedon added that he would not cast the actress as a Doll.

    "Summer would be perfect to play an active, but she's done that [type of role] a lot," he reasoned. "I'd rather see her play someone who talks too much. The most fun I have is when I get somebody who's good and comfortable at doing something, and then I make them do something else."

    Glau and Whedon have previously worked together on Firefly, Angel and the short film The Serving Girl.

    What do you think?

    I think it would be great boost for the show !

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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [2]May 28, 2009
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    Yeah, what's more I think Whedon is absolutely right in not wanting her to play a doll. He knows better than most the power of subverting expectations.

    If it happens that we get Summer appearing in S2 then great. If not, I'm sure we'll still see something awesome.

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    TwistedConverse

    [3]May 28, 2009
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    It would be uncontrollably SEXY.
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    relu84

    [4]May 28, 2009
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    It would be awesome to see Summer on Dollhouse. It's also nice Joss doesn't want her to play an active - it's time she did something different.
    Edited on 05/28/2009 6:43am
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [5]May 28, 2009
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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    It would be uncontrollably SEXY.


    Don't you ever have anything more substantial to contribute!?

    Why don't you go down the Post Office, it's pension day.
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    puredieselbc

    [6]May 28, 2009
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    Perhaps Summer could play an ex-active who's been out of the Dollhouse for a few years; maybe even the previous Sierra. She could play Ballard's ex-wife, Caroline's sister or Victor's former girlfriend. The possiblilities of non-doll characters are endless.
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    kikimarie593

    [7]May 28, 2009
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    No idea who Summer Glau is, so I don't really care.
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    relu84

    [8]May 28, 2009
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    kikimarie593 wrote:
    No idea who Summer Glau is, so I don't really care.
    How can it be?

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    amaryllis88

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    kikimarie593 wrote:
    No idea who Summer Glau is, so I don't really care.

    She played River Tam on Firefly, (and in Serenity) but that's all that I remember her from. The article mentions her having worked w/ Joss on Angel, but I don't recall her role and who she played.

    I think she's a terrific actress, based on what I've seen of her, and would LOVE to see her make a niche for herself on Dollhouse. She wouldn't necessarily have to be a Doll, per se, maybe another official within the workings of the DH, or even anybody really that has a specific role and necessity to be there, I'd hate for her character to be under-used, that would be awful.
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    TwistedConverse

    [10]May 28, 2009
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    She's in the Angel episode "Waiting In The Wings" as the ballerina woman.

    I can picture the entire cast trying to control the amounts of SEXY when her and Eliza are onscreen together. But failing miserably.

    Edited on 05/28/2009 4:47pm
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

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    TwistedConverse wrote:
    I can picture the entire cast trying to control the amounts of SEXY when her and Eliza are onscreen together. But failing miserably.


    I'm kind of picturing lots of assistants bumbling around with some Ghostbuster-type vacuum cleaners. It's a funny image.
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    Jon_MW_14

    [12]May 28, 2009
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    This is the best news I've heard all day.
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    ___Mr_Nasty___

    [13]May 28, 2009
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    Jon_MW_14 wrote:
    This is the best news I've heard all day.


    Have you had any other news all day?
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    amaryllis88

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    TwistedConverse wrote:

    She's in the Angel episode "Waiting In The Wings" as the ballerina woman.

    I can picture the entire cast trying to control the amounts of SEXY when her and Eliza are onscreen together. But failing miserably.


    Well thanks for answering my question, Twisted!! I didn't know that, I'll have to re-watch that episode now, knowing it's Summer as the ballerina... And Mr. Nasty, you're hilarious.
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    michael_LB92

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    ___Mr_Nasty___ wrote:
    Jon_MW_14 wrote:
    This is the best news I've heard all day.


    Have you had any other news all day?


    Must you comment on EVERYTHING!?

    But yay. This is the best news I heard yesterday... even though the only other news was of a Buffy movie with no continuation from the original. Hmm.
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    stellarchick86

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    I never watched any of Joss Whedons previous stuff nor TSCC but Im not surprised Summer Glau is joining the cast. I always thought she wouldve fit in well with Eliza and Dichen. In fact, I think way before this show started and I saw promo pics I got her and Dichen mixed up, thinking it was her, but I think maybe now I saw a TSCC poster and got the 2 shows mixed up or something lol. So anyway, Ive never seen anything shes done really, but I think itll be cool still.
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    netgoddess

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    Although I'd prefer to see her stay at TTSCC and it not to have gotten canceled, she is a terrific actress in everything that she does and I'd be extremely happy to see her on Dollhouse.

    Between Terminator and Firefly, I'm quite fond of her work. Plus she is quite striking and easy on the eyes.
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    heroesfan07

    [18]May 29, 2009
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    Terminator season 2 really sucked lol.But season 1 was amazing and she is good as a Terminator but I get why she wouldn't want to play a doll or else she might get type cast.
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    Kadodian

    [19]May 29, 2009
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    I love Summer. Can't wait to see her on Dollhouse !
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    FaithTheSlayer

    [20]May 29, 2009
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    I'm personally not a fan of hers, but hopefully her stint on Dollhouse will turn my opinion around.
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