Posted by Janette K on May 30, 1998 at 16:10:02:
In response to This just in, written by Marlene on May 15, 1998 at 13:18:36
] ] I don't know if you already know this, but the information is new to me: according to The Times this morning a new adaptation of Mansfield Park is on its way - no casting decisions made yet, though. Do you have any suggestions for who should play who?
] ] Anny :-)
] Hi Anny,
] Here are some random thoughts. I would like to see Helena Bonham Carter or Kate Beckinsale as Mary Crawford. Maybe Clair Danes as Fanny. Emma
] Thompson as Aunt Norris, perhaps. Also, Hugh Grant as Henry. I will
] have to give this more thought.
Oh, no, not Emma Thompson as Aunt Norris. She's far too young and attractive. Aunt Norris is a generation older than Fanny and Mary! (Besides Helena Bonham-Carter stole Emma Thompson's husband away - let's not rub salt in the wound by suggesting ET play someone old enough to be HBC's mother!) Same with Hugh Grant; ET just played his romantic lead in S&S; she can't be booted up to old ladydom yet.
What about the woman who played Charlotte in Room with a View? Now, she would be good Aunt Norris.
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