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My story on the big screen? Who would play me?

We all fantasize about our life story being turned into a movie or Broadway show. If it happened to you, who would play your character and why?
  • Terry Ambrose:

    According to Alexandra Atwood, who is now thirteen going on thirty, “It would be awesome if Luke McFarlane or Andrew Walker played my dad ’cause they’re both tall and handsome. As for me, it would totally be Averie Peters. She’s super cool, and we’re about the same age. I totally love her!”

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    Any one of these actresses would play the part well, if they fit Marla’s age: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Italia Ricci, Taylor Cole, Lyndsy Fonseca, Erica Dorrance, Zooey Deschanel, or Autumn Reeser.

  • Debra H. Goldstein:

    I (Sarah Blair) love Broadway shows, especially musicals; however, my life story (gawky, shy, outgoing, introverted, analytical, afraid of the kitchen) would best be played by someone with a comical flair who the audience would relate to, rather than thinking of it as my “story” – perhaps Lea Michele, Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence (remember when she tripped on the way up to get her Oscar?).

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    If my Paint & Shine Series were chosen for a Hallmark Cozy Mystery series, who would play Miranda Trent? I confess that I’m absolutely rubbish at this. I can never think of anyone because, to me, my characters are themselves. But I’ve asked a few dedicated readers, and the overwhelming answer is Lacey Chabert closely followed by Kimberly Sustad. They both have the right look.

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    Nina Fleet bears more than a passing resemblance to a younger Sandra Bullock, but to keep ages in line (Nina’s only forty) she suggests that she be played by Zooey Deschanel. Harry Westcott could play himself (as long as Zooey keeps her hands to herself!). 

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    Tabby Winslow says, it’s easy to know who to cast for my sister Sage – it would be Winona Ryder for my fraternal twin –someone perky and fun and out there, you know? As for me it would take someone with the same acting presence of a young Meg Ryan, particularly her character in Sleepless in Seattle. I consider myself private and yet giving of my time, as well as loving and caretaking, and yet for family, I’m willing to take quite a few risks. I’ll do anything to guard my heart and keep my family safe.

  • Lois Winston

    Anastasia Pollack says, this is one of the few things my author and I agree upon. We’d both choose Tina Fey. We’re huge fans of her work. When Lois created me, she gave me a wry and quirky sense of humor, not unlike her own. It’s the only way I keep from going crazy, given all those dead bodies she constantly dumps at my feet. If anyone out there knows Tina, tell her we should talk.

What do you think, readers? When you picture our characters on the big screen, who do you see playing them? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you!


4 thoughts on “My story on the big screen? Who would play me?

  1. Having “met” all of these characters in their stories, I’m enchanted by the actor and actress picks! What a fun post.

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