So now you know.
When the movie of my life plays in my imagination, I’ve cast Peter Sarsgaard in the lead.
It used to be a toss up between Keanu Reeves (bofo box office) and Michelle Pfieffer (physical resemblance), but for now, I’m set on Sarsgaard—an actor who can act and looks something like me.
As added bonuses, Sarsgaard and I are the same height and we both like Corona beer—not that it matters, but it is less work for him as he “takes on” Jefferson.
He doesn’t have to fake the length of my shadow or my taste in beverages.
As I thought about that, I read an email from Jake after our most recent sex party. He dropped me a line saying he had enjoyed it, also noting that Farahnaz would make a brilliant James Bond villain, circa 1963.
She would, I thought! So beautiful, so glamorous—so deadly!
That inspired this notion.
I’m going to be largely offline for a few days. May I offer up a game to be played in my absence?
How would you cast One Life, Take Two as a movie?
You can follow my lead, and cast living actors of roughly approximate age.
You can work across generations, and cast actors of different eras.
Heck, cast anyone you like.
Just offer your justifications so we follow your logic.
I won’t color your casting ideas. Like, I won’t say why it would be a tough call for me if Christina Ricci, Tura Santana and Caroll Baker were each vying to be Shelby.
Or why I would be returning Sarah Gilbert’s calls.
My lips are sealed.
It is my life and your casting couch. Have at it.