Monday, January 26, 2009
Serinda Swan cast as Zatanna on "Smallville"
22 year old model Serinda Swan doesn't exactly excite me. I always imagined Zee as more of a girl next door type, along the lines of a young Katie Holmes or Sandra Bullock. Swan seems more of a severe, mysterious Helena Christensen type. But then, the Smallville producers also cast Laura Vandervoort as Supergirl, so it seems the primary criteria for casting is looking good in beachwear. Swan's resumé doesn't help, with only 6 released IMDb credits, mostly in single television episodes in such challenging roles as "Pretty Young Woman" and "Hospital Receptionist." Anyone else wonder why free TV is dying, seeing as ex-soap opera stars apparently are too high falutin' these days.