I'd be terribly surprised if I ever see a reasonably budgeted space opera would-be blockbuster that doesn't just star a woman, but stars a plain
woman. They may not get Angelina Jolie but I'd expect with certainty whoever they do cast is pretty conventionally attractive and such.
I've never actually read any of the Honor novels, but I do have a couple sitting around that I would like to read.
Me neither, although it seems the publisher, Baen Books, has released a couple for free online reading/download here
. I'll probably peruse those links at some point to see if it's a series I'd feel like devouring a summer with.