June 20th, 2009

light fantastic

Who should be Tess?

Jeezbee and I, along with a few others, have had an ongoing discussion about who might make a good Tess in The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. To put it all in one place, I've made this post with pics and everything. HOORAY!

You can see the basic organization from the cuts. We've included info on whether they are available, other projects they've worked on, and possible negatives to their involvement. Our longer commentary is at the end.

Also, just because book!Tess is described as "tall and lean with dark straight hair" and her eyes "light as lime on the outer edges, rich as emerald toward the center," doesn't mean movie!Tess has to look exactly like that.

This movie is not Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or even the Babysitter's Club. These characters are not iconic. There is no directive from God telling us we must heed the source material OR ELSE! To me, with this type of story, surface details are flexible except what is dictated by the plot and character. So what that means is Tess needs to be appropriately fit, beautiful and not too far in age from Charlie. Those are the characteristics we most need to find... hair color, less important.

So anyway, enough talking... picture time!

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Now discuss amongst yourselves, I'm going to sleep!

eta: this is the comment thread where our original discussion of tess actresses happened, just for reference.