Deadpool 2 Casting News: Kerry Washington Testing for the Role of Domino

Yesterday The Hashtag Show released the details and possible front runners of the newest Deadpool 2 casting call.  The role is for a character named Neena, who Marvel fans know better as the mercenary Domino.  They read the entire casting call which opened the role to a female of all ethnicities.  A claim was made that both Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sienna Miller have tested and passed on the role, leaving Scandal star, Kerry Washington, as the current front runner.  Washington has NOT officially been offered or accepted a role but is currently testing.

The full casting call reads as:

  • Female
  • All ethnicities
  • Late 20s – early 30s
  • Sexy, lithe and athletic
  • She has a witty personality.
  • Neena is a no-nonsense badass who rarely shows her feeling. Highly capable, supremely confident and armored in . . . well ARMOR . . . and bullet-proof sarcasm. But beneath her shell she’s still and vulnerable and some soft, beating remnant of her humanity remains intact.In this scene we need to see both sides. When she can’t get what she needs with insults, bluster and threats we need to see some of that vulnerability.  It’s hard for her to let down her guard, and in the mercenary community she grew up in showing compassion is almost embarrassing. We should feel like she’d be more comfortable killing Silberman than saying “Please”.

Stay tuned for more news as this develops.

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