Fantasy Cast List – My Inner Self

23 06 2013

Tim Curry

On Friday at work, I was feeling particularly rebellious and mischievous. Although I did nothing when it came to acting on my impulses – which would have lead me into acting totally unprofessionally and going into self destruct mode – I realise that I often have minor rebellious tendencies even if I rarely act on them.

It occurred to me that in the film version of my life, my inner self should definitely be a character in his/her own right. Of course I would need an actor who could fully capture my inner child/deviant/rebel/exhibitionist. An imaginary friend of sorts, who guides me and provides the kind of poor advice that my more rational self ignores in the spirit of self preservation.

But secretly who amongst us would claim that they wouldnt love to throw caution to the wind one day and follow the guidance of our ill advised inner selves?

There is only choice to play this role and it is of course the wonderfully quirky, not to mention extremely talented, Tim Curry.

Just once it would be amazing to follow the mantra: “Dont dream it, be it!

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Fantasy Cast List – My Arch Enemy

20 04 2013

JoffreyDifficult as it is to believe – I have my very own nemesis.

I will not invest too much time describing exactly why this individual causes me so much…irritation…but I am aware that all good films need a baddie and this man would certainly qualify. He is the bane of my life atm and although I can normally find common ground with most people I find myself with no desire to build bridges with this man-child.

Jack Gleeson who is best known for his portrayal of tyrant Joffrey Baratheon in Game of Thrones would be the most likely candidate to play the patronising, arrogant and power hungry muppet who is certainly trying my patience right now.

 





Fantasy Cast List – Double Date

5 04 2013

When you are in an established relationship, it is important to have at least one couple in your life with whom you can enjoy double dates.

FFOMC and I enjoy spending time with a like-minded couple who have similiar interests to us.

We have known them for years. The boys met when they worked together many moons ago and have remained good friends ever since. When I trained as a teacher Cathie was on the same course. We take it in turns to invite each other over for dinner at our respective homes and get quite competitive with our theme nights: Italian, 70’s, Spanish being some that have featured in the past. We enjoy the odd BBQ together have plans of potential trips we can take and the four of us have even been on holiday together twice now.

They are valued friends who would have to put in an appearance in the movie version of my life and the actors I have selected to play them are:

Good friend and gentle giant Lawson would be portrayed by rugged Sean Bean.

Good friend and gentle giant Lawson would be portrayed by rugged Sean Bean. Although Lawson has requested that he not die in the movie version of my life!

Fairuza Balk has the edgy sexiness that characterises good friend Cathie.

Fairuza Balk has the edgy sexiness that characterises good friend and fellow teacher Cathie.

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Fantasy Cast List – Our Best Man

2 04 2013

FFOMC’s oldest friend has had his say on the actor responsible for playing him in the movie version of my life.

He is a quirky individual with a fantastic sense of humour but he is also a sensitive sole. At our wedding he told a story about his childhood and in particular one day at school on his birthday. He was playing with his new transformers toy in the school assembly only to have it confiscated by the head teacher.

FFOMC apparently decided to sneek into the headteachers office and reclaim the confiscated toy.

While this did not prevent it being confiscated for a second time it did ensure that their friendship has stood the test of time.

He should therefore be played by a pretty cool guy who is deep down a big softie, enter Neil Patrick Harris:

Neil Patrick Harris portrayal of our very own 'wannabe Barney'  would be legend-wait for it-dary!

Neil Patrick Harris portrayal of our very own ‘wannabe Barney’ would be legend-wait for it-dary!

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Fantasy Cast List – my department

26 03 2013

Ok my job is a bit weird. Taken at face value I work in education, I am what is known as a pillar of the community and a role model.

But in reality…I teach Drama and I say sentences every day that no one would ever expect to utter aloud! I currently work with two of the most wacky and wonderful women I have ever met and a bloke who defies description!

So the actors charged with the responsibility of re-enacting my working life have a tough job.

Head of department - dearest Jane - is my very own hell hound and I wouldnt have her any other way.

Meryl Streep is the only choice for my Head of department – dearest Jane – she is my very own ‘hell hound’ and I wouldnt have her any other way.

Quirky Emily is believed to have starred in Hot Fuzz by the students - a rumour we have neither confirmed nor denied! My working life would be empty without my partner in crime!

Quirky Lucy Punch would play my sidekick Emily who is believed by many of our students to have starred in Hot Fuzz. It is a rumour we have neither confirmed nor denied! My working life would be empty without my partner in crime!

Collectively we have on occassion been been known as “Oddies Angels” but ‘dearest Jane’ definitely would not approve of this label!

Eddikins has only joined us on a temporary contract this year and was compared to the lovely Jeremy Kyle. TBH I can sort of see it but only if Jeremy had recently consumed 6 cans of red bull and a sherbet dip!

Eddikins has only joined us on a temporary contract this year and was compared to the lovely Jeremy Kyle. TBH I can sort of see it but only if Jeremy had recently consumed 6 cans of red bull and a sherbet dip!

 

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Fantasy Cast List – Future father of my children (FFOMC)

17 03 2013

My cast list for the movie version of my life is coming along nicely.

Tonight I reveal the choice for the leading man himself – my wonderful husband and (potentially) the future father of my children.

Star of 'My So Called Life', sexy Jerad Leto is FFOMC's doppelganger.

Star of ‘My So Called Life’, sexy Jerad Leto is FFOMC’s doppelganger.

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Fantasy Cast list – My Part Time Job

14 03 2013

After much discussion a few arguements and some tears on Saturday morning we have agreed on our fantasy cast list.

On a side note I am loving how evocative this topic is – everyone I have spoken to has been totally engaged in the discussion and it has created a spirit of debate with everyone I know insisting on having their say and making their case for their favourite celebrity versions of themselves.

This week my part time collegaues made their voices heard and the results are as follows:

THE “BOSS”:

Richard O'Brien of Crustal Maze and The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the perfect choice for our wacky and loveable leader.

Richard O’Brien of Crystal Maze and The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the perfect choice for our wacky and loveable leader.

THE SINGING TEACHER:

Bright and bubbley Bette captured the vivacious personality of our wonderful Singing teacher and Queen of Cheese.

Bright and bubbley Bette captured the vivacious personality of our wonderful Singing teacher and Queen of Cheese.

THE DANCE TEACHER:

Funny Girl Barbara Streisand would perfectly capture our Dance Teachers wacky personality!

Funny Girl Barbara Streisand would perfectly capture our Dance Teachers wacky personality!

THE TEACHING ASSISTANT:

Long Suffering Betty Spencer (played by Michele Dotrice) captures perfectly the sense of patience and common sense that are required by our lovely  teaching assistant.

Long Suffering Betty Spencer (played by Michele Dotrice) captures perfectly the sense of patience and common sense that are required by our lovely teaching assistant.

THE UNIFORM MAN:

Cyber Stalker and straight talking Andy (who frequently comments on my Blog topics) would be played by grumpy comic Jack Dee.

Cyber Stalker and straight talking Andy (who frequently comments on my Blog topics) would be played by grumpy comic Jack Dee.

THE VOLUNTEER:

The cool and stylish Gwyneth Paltrow would be perfect as our very own girl racer and curtain manager.

The cool and stylish Gwyneth Paltrow would be perfect as our very own girl racer and curtain manager.

There are of course many minor characters who could be added at a later date (with their permission of course).

I am speaking of the PHOTOGRAPHER, the HOT DAD, the SHOW BIZ MUM and many others who make a regular appearance and without them my Saturdays may be totally empty!

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