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“Stranger Things” Star Shannon Purser REALLY Wants to Play Squirrel Girl

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“Stranger Things” Star Shannon Purser REALLY Wants to Play Squirrel Girl

When “Stranger Things” breakout star Shannon Purser tweeted her interest a couple of weeks ago in playing Squirrel Girl, she apparently wasn’t joking.

Talking with Revelist about her much-discussed Netflix series, the 19-year-old actress explained why she finds the Marvel Comics heroine so … unbeatable.

“I think Squirrel Girl is just adorable but at the same time is totally boss and completely awesome,” she said. “I think people need a character like that. It’s easy in the superhero realm to feel like a lot of the female superheroes we see are grown women who are super responsible and know what their purpose is and that kind of thing. Squirrel Girl is a little bit younger and like a real person, trying to figure out her life and then also having to save the world. I love that.”

Of course, Purser isn’t the only actress angling that Squirrel Girl role (which doesn’t actually exist yet, as far as we know): Anna Kendrick made her play first, and landed an endorsement just last week from her “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” director Edgar Wright.

Its your move, Marvel Studios …

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