Friday, 10 January 2014

Pride and Prejudice Dream Cast

All right, we now have James McAvoy as Bingley,

Dan Stevens as Wickham, 

and Benedict Cumberbatch as Darcy.

Now let us move on to the women. I know you think I should start with Elizabeth, but I have my reasons for starting with Caroline. I have already seen some wonderful portrayals of this character, so it will be tricky to choose one that can hold her own. She should be attractive and haughty and light in her form. I have her as tall, though I am not sure that has its roots in the book so much as in the mini-series.

If I weren't so DEEPLY averse to the idea, I would almost suggest Keira Knightley. She is certainly more Caroline than Elizabeth anyway. Fine-featured and easy to hate? Perfect.

But I am determined to cast people who have never been in an adaptation before. And I don't believe in casting Keira Knightley... period.Do you think Olivia Wilde could do an English accent?

NO, wait! It has to be Emily Blunt.

Or could it be Keeley Hawes?

You decide.

Melanie Kerr is the author of Follies Past: a Prequel to Pride and Prejudice

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