If only there could be a movie of our favorite stars, playing our favorite historical personalities! Every now and then I have my own thoughts of who should play who and I have posted some of them here. Of course this movie would have to be all encompassing, with the best highlights of everyone's life, if possible, all interlaced in a Crash or Love Actually type way! 120 minutes of 18th century madness that leaves you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. Complete with poufs, powder, silk, diamonds, music, politics, sex, affairs, parties and gossip! That sounds pretty fabulous to me. Here are some of my character thoughts.
I really think Alexander Pope has to grace this movie in some way. Even if it is just him lounging around translating texts. Adrien Brody is the perfect fit for this scholarly and thoughtful character- no pun intended, lost in thought half the time sparking with thoughts and ideas the other half!Samantha Morton is the only actress fit for the spicy Sally Salisbury! A character who is a bit rough on the edges but beautiful to look at and kind of hilarious to watch! And Morton is so very good at what she does, Sally's life would never be so fun without her!
Jacques Louis David, love him or hate him. You will love watching this artist work on his political brainstorming, crazed artistic sketching and take the lead mannerisms especially when he is portrayed by the oh-so-talented Johnny Depp.
This is the fun part!! I invite you to put together your own character thoughts, who do you want to see in this move and who will they portray! It will be so interesting to see who everyone picks! If you have been reading the guides for a while now you will know that there is a variety of tarts and ladies to choose from, and some men too! If you are just visiting I trust you have a favorite political or royal personality of your own! Leave a comment and let the casting begin!