17.09.2022 / 00:19
Keke Palmer Weighs in on Viral Fan Campaign for Her to Play X-Men's Rogue
Keke Palmer has never been afraid to shoot her shot for a role, but this time the fans are doing it for her! A video of the Nope actress showing off different outfits for sparked a conversation about casting her as a comic-book hero when Palmer briefly appears in a black leather outfit and says she's «manifesting a superhero role» because it would make a perfect costume. While many of the suggestions were the popular casting choices for Black actresses — regardless of personality — one particular fan's idea went viral. TikToker @jacobfordridgway noted that although suggestions like Storm and Bumblebee were understandable, Palmer would work best in a role that tapped into her real-life superpower -- her vivaciousness. «If you want her to deliver a powerhouse lead, she's got to have room to play in that role,» he explains, suggesting that Palmer should play X-Men's Rogue, giving her a «fun, boisterous role.»The idea quickly took off on TikTok and Twitter, finding its way to Palmer herself. When the TikTok video began to gain viral status on Twitter, she quote-retweeted it with the caption, «Come on agentttttttt,» showing her appreciation for fans thinking of her.Of course, a viral fan-casting being kicked off from a Tiktok video doesn't exactly make for a traditional copy letter but it wouldn't be the first time Palmer landed a role through unconventional means. In September 2020, Palmer hooked her guest-starring role in 's final season by flagging Issa Rae through social media.