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If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Created: 07/09/13

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Posted Jul. 09, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?


Posted Jul. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
rebeccar

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

This is an interesting question because immediately I could think of actors (using that term for both female and male) I would NOT want as some popular actors always seem to lend the same aura to characters. I would rather have "unknowns" who act well.


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davinamw

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

rebeccar makes an interesting point. It seems that there are very few actors who can truly inhabit a role to the point that I can forget that I know them from other roles. Fortunately, it's not a big problem for me as I don't watch enough movies to recognize most of them from other roles in the first place! Perhaps if you'd rather not name actors, describe the sort of physical characteristics an actor playing the role might have?


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kimk

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

No one really came to mind for me with the exception of Laurel. I absolutely could not get Maggie Smith out of my head in that "role." I think it's easier for me to "cast" more mature parts than younger ones.


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pate

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

I don't know who I would cast, but I do want to say that I am always so happy to finish a book before a cast is announced for a movie based on a book. I like visualizing the characters in my own mind and find it hard to relate to book characters when I know who will play that role in the movie version. While I usually do end up seeing the movie eventually, I almost always love the book so much more than the movie version.


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joyces

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

I really can't do that. One, I have pretty much quit going to movies that are adapted from books I really like as I am always sooo disappointed, I have a visual in my head of who these people are and it is totally destroyed about 90% of the time when I see the movie. I like the characters in my head so much better than the ones picked by someone else.


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christinep

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

The only one that comes to mind is Helen Mirren as Laurel.


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mariannes

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

I don't know the young actors and actresses well enough to choose.


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JulieAB

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Oh, Helen Mirren as Laurel is a great choice!


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Terry R

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Helen Mirren... I totally agree!


Posted Jul. 19, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
judyb

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

I would love Judy Dench as Laurel. As for the other characters, there are so many excellent "unfamous" young actors in the Masterpiece series that I love watching that I think you could find excellent ones to play Jimmy, Vivien, and Dorothy. It is often easy for me to love a book and also a movie made from it quite separately. For example, The English Patient is a wonderful book and so is the movie, even though the chronology of the book was turned on its head. I love them both on their own merits. Some stinker movies have been made from excellent books (for example, Mrs. Dalloway), but that doesn't ruin the book for me if I happen to see the movie. And I always read the book first--to me, books are always more important because they allow freer range of the reader's imagination.


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tracyb

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

An British movie with lovely british actors what could be better than that.


Posted Jul. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joanp

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Please, not Meryl Streep or Anne Hathaway. Although they are both talented actresses, Hollywood can't or won't take a chance on unknowns. I agree that British actors would be great as they look like real people.


Posted Sep. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Johnny

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Helen Mirren as Laurel
Anne Reid as Daisy
Matt Smith as Gerald
Emma Watson as Vivien
Lacey Turner as Dolly
Rupert Grint as Jimmy
Ralph Fiennes as Henry
Maggie Smith as Lady Gwendoline

That would be my choice


Posted Sep. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Johnny

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Sorry I meant Anne Reid as Rose


Posted Sep. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Johnny

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RE: If you were making a movie of The Secret Keeper, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Also Ma would have to wear a very big hat for the stabbing scene at the beginning to cover her face from the viewers. Once the twist at the end is revealed the scene can be shown again in flashback and this time we see in clioseup Emma Watson made to look 20 years older than in the wartime scenes holding the birthday knife. Also when Mirren and Reid are looking at the black and white Peter Pan photo in the hospital they must take care not to use their fingers to point to the picture of their mother.


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