Bubbly, cartoonish pop star Katy Perry has dreams. Lots of them, apparently. One of them is to maybe, sort of, possibly, be in Blade Runner 2, should such a thing happen one day in the future.
In the above interview with Perry let slip that if Ridley Scott does in fact make a sequel to his 1982 sci-fi classic, she wouldn’t be opposed to playing Rachel. A part originally played by Sean Young, Rachel is a replicant, a super fancy type of bioengineered android. They were created to do all the nasty work humans don’t want to do any more. But they rebel, and in the original, Harrison Ford is one of the people tasked with hunting them down. Rachel is a new form of replicant, one who believes herself to be human.
It should come as no surprise that Perry is into science fiction. All you have to do is check out that video she did with Kanye West. There are aliens, robots, and all manner of spacey weirdness going on.
Scott has said that he wants to make the change to a female protagonist in Blade Runner 2. Whether or not that is Rachel remains to be seen. Love her or hate her, couldn’t you see Perry wrapped in some sparkly futuristic looking outfit with a black streak painted across her face like Pris (Daryl Hannah)? We have no clue if she can act her way out of a wet paper sack, but she would at least look the part.
Perry’s part concert, part documentary film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, opens next week.
What do you think of the idea of Perry starring in Blade Runner 2? Complete blasphemy? Too perky for the dark thematic material? Maybe kind of fun?