Why is it so hard to cast the women?
Posted by Jane E. on October 23, 1997 at 09:46:24:
In response to My Casting Choices, written by Cassia on October 22, 1997 at 18:35:45
I haven't been able to come up with actresses, either. Christabel and Maud are so complex and carefully described that it seems impossible. C. is about 35; If either were younger, Michelle Pffeiffer or Susan Sarandon would be excellent (I'm not sticking with English actors; a good actor can handle the accents. For that matter, a younger Meryl Streep could handle Christabel.) I'm thinking of an actress with really expressive eyes and a fierce intelligence. Remember, Ash falls in love with her instantly. Those big teeth, though...
I'm not fond of Jeremy Irons for Ash. He's too mournful looking and even too old. I think Ash is 45ish.
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