Tuesday, January 12, 2010

who would play you in the movie of your life?

or maybe, who would you want to play you?
if amy adams can make that skeevy whore, julie powell, look sweet and earnest; then who could i get to play me?
(google all red-headed actresses)
i'm no angel (thank goodness! if you only knew what they really looked like), but it seems that 'real' people are portrayed by thinner, prettier, more adorable actresses who look way cuter because of a wardrobe department.
Hint: if the main character is supposed to live in a tiny apartment which presumably has little or no closet space - have them wear the same clothes once in a while.
Reality Check: with the cold weather we're having, even in florida (especially in florida), my wardrobe consists of 3 pairs of jeans (1 dressy pair, 2 utilitarian pairs), 2 sweaters, 2 long sleeve t-shirts, one thinsulate shirt to accompany my short-sleeved t's, and my beautiful new off-white down puff jacket my hubby gave me for christmas.
i got a little off the subject, there. point is, i have a lot of repeats.
my subconscious life-calling is to determine who every normal person's actor double is. just last month, hugo weaving was installing my carpet. but back to julie powell...
i love the movie julie & julia. adams and streep did a fantastic job. in fact, meryl streep ceases being meryl streep from the first second she appears and never wavers from her invocation of julia child. adams, however, did a wonderful job as a likable, if harried, government employee. we immediately enjoy and empathize with her characterization of julie powell, however falsified it actually is. after totally loving this movie, i became ever so slightly obsessed and wanted to emulate the story by cooking from child's best-seller. i never did obtain a copy. the other half was thinking i wanted to read powell's blog. the real julie powell. big mistake. she is crass and foul-mouthed. i also found that she went from best-seller to sordid, feckless, adulterer for the next 2 years. i feel duped. i also feel pretty sure that if adams had come across with powell's real personality, the movie would not have done so well.
ah, hollywood...
powell's new book is not only about her latest obsession with butchery, but excruciatingly details the abhorrent meat and potatoes (if you will) of her infidelity.
i will still love the movie and watch it when i'm well fed (because you should never, ever watch this movie if you are hungry), but will do my best to mentally cut the real julie powell (just as she so deftly cuts animal carcasses) from this story.
if i have come across strongly, it is only because i invested emotionally in this movie and then felt betrayed by how the 'real' julie powell behaves. blah!

so i pose my question again: who would (you want to) play you in a movie???


tinka stinka said...

sandra bullock! although i look nothing like her, i love her laid back sincere personality. i like to think i'm a little like that in real life...maybe not. i'm probably more like her in 'all about steve'. quirky and annoying.

Shannon said...

Ok so who do you think should be me??? I can't think of someone for myself.

revamped*midge said...

I can totally see Amy Adams portraying you not her lesser classy twin Isla! Not sure who I would want to play Me! That would take some researching and I'll get back with you! :)

Shannon said...

I think I would want Kate Winslet to play me. She is an amazing actress and really grounded in real life. She doesn't have a perfect body by any means but beautiful nonetheless. She knows who she is and doesn't apologize for it. I think I would want her to be me in the movie of my life.

morninglory kitsch said...

As long as Kristen Stewart doesn't play me. Or Patricia Heaton. hahaha

Shannon said...

Ok so Neesa suggested Debra Messing for you....I don't know how I feel about it but I do like her as an actress for sure!! Maybe Claire Danes?

tinkhomie said...

i finally saw this. i was sad the whole time thinking about her being a cheating what what because the dynamic between them was so sweet. well, mostly.

but i have to say, it's one of the only movies i've seen that's shown nyc living in a true real light and not a sure you can afford this 7000 dollar apartment on your bookstore workers paycheck. i still wouldn't move to queens for 400 extra square feet.