Running from the Law: Who would play you?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Who would play you?

I was chatting with some friends last week and this question came up: "Which actress would play you in the movie of your life?"  I thought about it for a minute, but couldn't really come up with a perfect answer.  However, I was really surprised how many people knew right away which actress they wanted to play them on the big screen.  Answers were anywhere from a young Meryl Streep to Lindsey Lohan...quite a big difference there.  So, this past week, I've given it a bit more thought.  In order to play the character of ME, I'd need someone smart (most of the time), blonde (although not necessarily naturally), a little quirky (in a good way), outgoing (at times), slightly bitchy (regularly), bossy (all the time), stylish (in a conservative way), athletic (yet clumsy), and smoking hot (of course).  I decided to only consider actresses that are "around" my age, just for good measure.  Here are my favorite contenders...

10. Kate Hudson

Now that I think about it, Kate is WAY too cool to ever be me.  She's got a funky, sexy, bohemian fashion sense that makes me want to put on a turtleneck (although she can totally get away with it).  She's also WAY too smoking hot.  Although I do believe that Ryan would consider himself directly on par with A-Rod as a suitor. 

9. Amanda Bynes

Although she's a little younger than me, Amanda Bynes is definitely smart, quirky and athletic (yet clumsy).  From hosting her own comedy sketch show (The Amanda Show) to starring in numerous sitcoms and comedies, I think Amanda is WAY more funny and outgoing than I could ever possibly hope to be.  I think she'd be bored out of her mind with playing me.  

8. Brittany Murphy

From the made-over girl in Clueless to the babysitting rock star's daughter in Uptown Girls, Brittany is definitely blonde, quirky, and stylish.  Although, I think she might actually be a little too clueless for me. 

7. Sarah Michelle Geller

She's smoking hot, stylish, blonde, bitchy and bossy.  A really great combination!   But, from kissing a girl in Cruel Intentions to killing vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I think Sarah Michelle might be a bit too badass for me. 

6. Kirsten Dunst

I don't even like Kirsten Dunst, so I don't know why I'm even including her on here.  Never mind.

5. Claire Danes

Claire Danes is definitely smart (she went to Yale), blonde, hot and stylish.  She's starred in the movie adaptation of some of my favorite books (Romeo & Juliet and Little Women).  And yet, sometimes I just don't know what to think about her.  Boring?  Serious?  Conservative?  Maybe she would be perfect to play me! 

4. Naiomi Watts

I'm only including Naiomi Watts because Ryan thinks she looks like me.  I don't see it (but am flattered, nonetheless). 

3. Amy Adams

Amy Adams is freaking adorable.  I want to be a fairy princess in a Disney movie.  I want to be Julie making Julia Child dishes.  I want that black dress she wore to the Oscars.  I want her gorgeous red hair!  Ok, maybe I should play her in a movie of her life. 

2. Rachel McAdams

Love her!  From Regina in Mean Girls, to Allie in The Notebook, to Clare in The Time Traveler's Wife...I'm a huge huge fan.  I have no idea what color her natural hair is (who cares), but she can definitely pull off blonde.  And I think Ryan would approve, although he'll insist on playing himself.

1. Reese Witherspoon

I super-mega-heart Reese Witherspoon.  Mad girl crush right here.   I honestly think we'd be besties in real life.  She's funny, quirky, smart, stylish and legally blonde.  I'm sure she can also be pretty bossy and bitchy when necessary (she owns her own production company, Type A Films).  Tracy Flick and Elle Woods put together!  And she seems to be a loving mom and has that girl-next-door sweetness about her.  I'm not worthy!

What do you think?  Please post a comment with your choice.  And let me know who would play YOU in a movie about your life.


  1. Oh my gosh, you crack me up--I feel the same way about Kirsten Dunst! Um, I would want Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams, or Isla Fisher to play me in a movie. Amazing how quickly I rattled that list off, isn't it? :)

  2. If they let me choose - Eva Mendes. But since I'm not a smoking hot brunette, I'm guessing a casting director might make a different choice. :)

  3. Ahhh laughing heartily about Kirsten Dunst!

    Hmmm if I had to pick someone to play me, my first gut is to say Katie Holmes or Natalie Portman...based on relatively similar looks, perhaps?