Hilary Swank, Wanda Sykes and Nick Offerman were just a few of the actors who showed up for a mock audition for “Batgirl” on “Conan.”
In the spoof, Kristen Schaal was up first, bringing a baby with her into the audition.
“I hope that doesn’t mess with your emotions at all or make you feel like you have to hire me,” she said, adding, “I really need this job.”
“This is my audition right here,” Swank says, holding up an Oscar, presumably from winning Best Actress both in 2000 for “Boys Don’t Cry” and in 2005 for “Million Dollar Baby.”
“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch came in, wanting to audition for the role of the waiter in the diner. Jodie Foster also wanted to audition for the superhero movie, but seemed a little annoyed that Swank brought an Oscar with her.
Offerman then came in to read for the lead role, but when he was told that the producers were only looking at women for the role, he said, “oh, of course, this is the same bulls— I got on ‘Ocean’s 8.’ I bet Sandy Bullock gets this one, too!”
Lastly, Sykes popped in, asking, “How are you still making superhero movies? The world is on fire, the polar ice caps are the size of basketballs, Trump is putting babies in cages, and you’re making ‘Batgirl?’”
But that didn’t stop her from gearing up and reading for the role.
In reality, screenwriter Christina Hodson was hired in April to write “Batgirl” for Warner Bros. and DC Films. Joss Whedon stepped down as director of “Batgirl” in February, saying in a statement at the time, “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story. I’m grateful to Geoff and Toby and everyone who was so welcoming when I arrived, and so understanding when I… uh, is there a sexier word for ‘failed’?”
Watch the video above.