â€˜â€™Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chroniclesâ€™â€™ may be gone (if unfairly so; the showâ€™s better than â€˜â€™Terminator Salvationâ€™â€™ for Christâ€™s sake!) but itâ€™s not all bad news for star Summer Glau.
The former small-screen cyborg has â€“ not surprisingly â€“ been asked to star on her old pal (he directed her in the TV series â€œFireflyâ€ and itâ€™s terrific spin-off film â€œSerenityâ€) Joss Whedonâ€™s series â€œDollhouseâ€.
“If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn’t occurred to me already then they have not met me,” Whedon tells Michael Ausiello. “I mentioned it to her before [SCC] 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.” And casting her as a doll would not work, insists Whedon. “Summer would be perfect to play an active, but she’s done that [type of role] a lot,” he says.
“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. Summer
said to me, ‘I would like to play a normal girl before I die of extreme old age.'”
Whedon and Glau are also said to be developing a ballet film (sheâ€™s a former dancer) together.