When fans cast certain shows in their heads, it often clashes with what reality has cast for the part. I can honestly say that casting the character of The Caterpillar in TV‘s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Iggy Pop is not on the list of people I saw ever giving the character life. But alas –
Iggy will play the voice of The Caterpillar in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland…“But wait!” you cry. Isn’t the hookah-smoking mushroom-perched insect voiced by another rock god — Roger Daltrey? He was when Once Upon a Time visited Wonderland. But we’re told Daltrey wasn’t available for the new series so the part was recast.
Yeah, definitely never thought of Iggy Pop when it came to children’s stories, but whatever. He’s got the acting chops for it, or did we forget “Tank Girl”, “Dead Man” (in drag w/ Depp) or any number of other acting gigs he’s done successfully? Let’s keep our hopes up for Pop’s performance. Maybe he’ll surprise us all and pull an Emmy performance!
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres Thursday, Oct. 10.