Stranger Things actor wants to play Marvel's Squirrel Girl

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Aug 5, 2016, 7:42 AM EDT (Updated)

Netflix’s 1980s throwback series Stranger Things has become a bona fide hit, and part of that success stems from actor Shannon Purser, who played fan-favorite character Barb. Well, with Stranger Things in the rearview, “Barb” has her sights set on an even geekier project.

The young actress has tweeted her interest in bringing Marvel’s Squirrel Girl to life, and she’s not the first to show interest (Anna Kendrick is also trying to throw her hat into the ring). Sadly, there’s still no word from Marvel as to whether Squirrel Girl is even on the development list — though you’d have to think she’d be a perfect fit for a quirky Netflix series, right?

Check out the actress’ tweet below:

For what it's worth, a Marvel editor certainly seems enthused about the actress’ interest in the character (and comics in general), inviting her to stop by the offices for a tour. Informal, sure, but it could certainly open a door, right? If nothing else, she definitely has the look for the part.

Check out a shot of Purser not in her 1980s gear below, and just try and tell us there's not a resemblance:


(Via HitFix)

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