Welcome to the third installment of The Casting of Blogger Girl Series! To recap, we’ve already cast Isla Fisher in the role of our heroine, Kimberly Long and Matt Long in the role of *swoon worthy* Nicholas Strong. Today, I am going to cast the role of Bridget, Kimberly’s best friend since the 7th grade.
At the opening of Blogger Girl, Bridget, like Kim, is a single lady. “Gun shy after after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand generously left her with a case of crabs, she hadn’t done anything with anyone in over a year.” From Kim’s perspective, Bridget is a beauty, but she doesn’t take her looks too seriously or seem to have any idea how pretty she really is. Although I barely remembered my life pre-Bridget, every once in a while it hit me how stunning she was, mostly when she substituted her usual attire of cargo pants and T-shirts she collected from various rock concerts for more trendy pieces. Tonight she was wearing dark blue skinny jeans, a form-fitting glittery grey top and matching high grey boots. Her long cherry red hair, normally up in a messy ponytail, cascaded down to her chest in curls and she had done her makeup to emphasize her emerald colored eyes.
Now for the fun stuff! When I was considering Michelle Williams for the role of Kim, I actually considered Isla Fisher for the role of Bridget. But it became clear to me pretty quickly that Isla was Kim and I obviously could not cast the same actress for both roles unless they were identical twins 🙂
Once Isla Fisher was eliminated, I considered Amy Adams but I thought she might be too old for the role. I also wasn’t sure I could see the chemistry between Amy and Isla, whereas Kim and Bridget are super close.
My sister mentioned that she could picture Rachelle Lefevre from Under The Dome in the role. I actually cast Rachelle as Jess in Just Friends with Benefits and Lainie in A State of Jane and so it would be really cool if she could be a part of Blogger Girl too but I didn’t feel it. It could be that she seems too big in comparison to Isla but it doesn’t work for me. (Not to mention that her acting in Under the Dome leaves something to be desired…)
Very few readers have commented on who they pictured as Bridget, but Melissa Amster from Chick Lit Central suggested Ari Graynor. I don’t love this choice only because I see Ari Graynor as more as the comic sidekick and although Bridget does instigate much of the humor in the book, she’s also supposed to be really pretty. No offense to Ms. Graynor but I don’t think she quite makes the grade in that regard.
So, now we come to my choice. This actress is stunning, yet she’s played the tomboy role before and I think she could absolutely pull off the laid back Bridget. Although her hair is usually blonde, she has also worn it red and I’m not entirely sure which is her natural shade. I could also picture this actress as Isla Fisher’s best friend and most trusted confidante on screen. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Bridget!
What do you think of my choice? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? Who would you have picked? And stay tuned for next week for the final installment – The stinging Queen Bee, Hannah Marshak!
For a recap, see you I cast as Kimberly here: http://wp.me/p2PJqp-eH
And Nicholas here: http://wp.me/p2PJqp-f6