Rizzoli & Isles returns to TNT with its season 3 premiere on June 5, but star Angie Harmon is anti-spoilers, so the show wasn’t our main topic of conversation at a luncheon following Turner’s upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday. Instead, she wanted to talk about her love for The Avengers. As Harmon’s Twitter followers know, she wants to play She-Hulk. Badly. She recently tweeted a photo of herself “smashing” the sidewalk, and one of her “Twangels” tweeted it back to her color-corrected (pictured below).
She took out her iPhone and showed Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (who hasn’t seen the film yet, although I think we convinced him he needs to) and I the photo, along with multiple images of She-Hulk from the comics. She told us She-Hulk’s backstory: Her real name is Jennifer Walters, and she’s a lawyer who represents superheroes when they get in legal trouble. (That’s a nice Law & Order connection, Harmon noted.) She’s the cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk, from whom she received a blood transfusion after a mob boss put a hit on her. Also, she gets around.
Harmon searched her phone for a back-and-forth she’d had with her husband, Jason Sehorn, after seeing the movie and read it to me:
Angie: The movie is awesome. Do you think it’s bad that the character I share the most traits with is The Hulk?
Jason: Funny. But true. I’ll just be thankful those traits are on the inside and not in the outward appearance.
Jason: Sidebar, you couldn’t do what you do if you share traits with Barbie. So embrace your inner Hulk. It’s what makes it possible to do what you do.
“I have to be her,” Harmon said. “You don’t understand. I have to be her. It’s the best quote ever when The Hulk turns around and goes ‘I’m always angry.’ I was like, Ohmygod! I stood up in the theater and literally cheered. I did.”
And she’d be fine wearing She-Hulk’s skimpy costume? “I would rock that like there is no tomorrow. I would kill that outfit. I’d put these 36Cs on display. Boom!” she said. “And what about her libido? That’s my favorite part. She-Hulk, bed! She-Hulk, screw! Can you imagine? Then she just picks him up and throws him around the room like the Hulk did with the bad guy. [Makes smashing noises.] But apparently, she’s normal size.” Well, no role is perfect.