Who Could Play You
“Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, from Eat Pray Love.
The question “Who would play you in a movie?” is one my girlfriends and I have explored ad naseum. (The general consensus for me is Sarah Jessica Parker. Personally, I like the idea of Kate Hudson.) In Eat Pray Love, Julia Roberts is cast to play journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Of the film and casting choice, Gilbert told Oprah Winfrey: “It’s essentially like this amazing director and this great actress and this cinematographer got together and made me a home movie of my year’s journey. But they Photoshopped me out and replaced me with somebody with really amazing skin and 36-inch legs. Who wouldn’t love that?”
Do you think Roberts is a good casting choice for Gilbert? Have you ever thought about who would play you in a movie of your life? Why do you think this person is a good fit? And who would you want to play the role of your leading man?