The other day I was chatting with a friend, who mentioned that if a movie was made about her, Anna Faris would play her. Now, knowing this friend and what she looks like, that choice was SPOT ON. So it got me to thinking….who would play movie me? Is there an actress out there who at least somewhat resembles me and also has aspects of my personality?
It was slim pickings, but after some horrendous suggestions (Rachel Bilson, Vanessa Hudgens, Sharon Leal), I’ve narrowed it down to two actresses.
America Ferrera (left) and Salma Hayek (right) seemed to be my best choices. In terms of personality, a lot of people think I’m scary (I have no idea why), but I like to think I’m sassy, which is why America Ferrera comes to mind. But when it comes to the scary looks, Salma Hayek has that more down, in my opinion. Let me put it this way — I think America Ferrera resembles me a little bit more, but Salma Hayek has more of my personality.
What do you think?
As an aside, its sad that there’s not many Filipino-American (mixed or otherwise) actresses out there who I could choose from. In fact, when I tweeted this question out — “Who would play movie me?” — I got a variety of responses.
@darleeneisms The film industry will predictably cast a white actress to play you.
— Elson Trinidad (@elsongs) July 2, 2012
@darleeneisms by ethnic default, the lead candidate right now is Vanessa Hudgens.
— Moonie L. (@moonielantion) July 3, 2012