|Lindy Booth. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)
This column has been a long-time fan of Lindy Booth, the lithe, cute, redhead from Oakville, Ont., whose major TV roles include roles in Relic Hunter, The 4400 and October Road.
She's apparently a very pleasant person in real life; and, every October, her Canadian friends in Los Angeles throw her a quaint Canadian Thanksgiving meal of butternut squash soup, turkey and "mum's special stuffing."
Booth, 33, usually plays parts that are nice (the pizza girl in October Road), whimsical (CSI and The Republic of Doyle) and/or trustworthy (The Philanthropist).
But no more Miss Nice Chick.
Booth has become a b----!
And not just your average, run-of-the-mill not-at-all-nice girl.
She is the Night Bitch!
Although Booth didn't want to directly confirm it -- "my hands are a little tied with talking about the movie," she told QMI Agency -- well-placed reports say she starts filming Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall this week.
Fellow Canuck Jim Carrey will play Colonel Stars, in the sequel to the wildly popular comic book series, Kick-Ass.
The story follows Colonel Stars, who forms a team of real-life superheroes called Justice Forever to fight arch-enemy The Red Mist and all other evils.
Booth's character is newly created. Night Bitch is a mild-mannered woman who becomes a costumed crusader and joins the fight against evil after finding her beloved sister dead in a dumpster.
She, like the rest of Kick-Ass' rag-tag group, has no actual superpowers. What powers her is revenge and her wiles.
Internet graphics are already circulating showing how sexy Booth will look in her slinky purple-and-red supergal get-up.
Director Jeff Wadlow has been excitedly tweeting about the film, which will be released June 28, 2013.
The movie is scheduled to shoot in Toronto and in New York.
The sequel reunites Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage (who was killed off in the original but somehow makes his way back).
Although Booth is typically cast as a nice girl, she did have a turn in Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead.
That horror film starred Canadian "it girl" Sarah Polley and Booth starred as a human survivor named Nicole.
As for Carrey, this will be his first comic-book role since he played the The Riddler in Batman Forever.