Hillary Clinton The Movie: Our Casting Choicesposted on 5/29/13
One of the hottest Hollywood productions currently casting is the biographical story of Hillary Clinton. Being that there is a lot of buzz surrounding this highly-anticipated film, the question on everyone’s mind is who will be chosen to play the famous former First Lady turned Secretary of State? Gossip columns have suggested that actresses Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon are vying for the role. Scarlett is a soft-maybe at best, but Reese Witherspoon? Let’s not and say we did. Allow us to put forth some other talented actresses who might prove more equal to the task of portraying Hillary Rodham Clinton.
With her good looks and sassy attitude, Emma Stone would make a great choice to play the spunky girl who captured Bill Clinton’s heart. Stone already has experience playing a 1960s civil rights crusader in her role as a journalist in The Help. This rising star would surely be able to do Hillary Clinton justice.
Bringing a sharp edge and brooding visage to the role of Young Hillary, Mia Wasikowska might be the best candidate. She already has credibility as a Serious Actress from her work in dramatic films such as Chan Wook Park’s Stoker. It is possible that a dark horse like Wasikowska could just take the lead.
Known for her portrayals of smart, mature women, Natalie Portman would surely be able to capture the essence of Hillary Clinton. Portman, much like the former Secretary of State, is an Ivy League gal. She attended Harvard University, a rival of Hillary’s own alma mater, Yale. Could this fellow bookworm be the best woman for the job?
With a knack for transforming into a variety of characters, Charlize Theron could certainly morph into a young Hillary Clinton for this biopic. For those who might criticize Theron for being “too pretty” to play the part of an ordinary politician, just remember her turn as Aileen Wuornos in Monster. Perhaps this chameleon would be best suited for the role.
WILDCARD: Lindsay Lohan
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Lindsay Lohan may be known for her hard partying ways, but bear with me. Lohan was once thought to possess a talent for acting, and she is going to be out of her current rehab stint before filming is set to begin on the Hillary Clinton movie, so who knows? That’s the fun of Hollywood, you never can tell when Comeback Lightning will strike!