Captain Holly Short- Who?

Which actors would you like to cast? What do you want to see? What would you do if you were the director?
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Re: Saorise Ronan=Holly.

Post by Eldewind Dolly » Sat 17th Nov 2012

Saoirse Ronan as Holly ?
... Impossible. For me anyway ^^^'

Well, except the fact I don't like how she plays (but I admit I've seen her movies in French with insipid dublings, it don't help), her face's alway neutral, emotionless =/
I absolutely can't picture her as Holly, really I think she don't have... la gueule de l'emploi as we say in French.

To me, the perfect actress to play Holly would be Christina Ricci, but the skin color's problem still there =/
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Re: Who should play Holly??

Post by Eldewind Dolly » Sat 17th Nov 2012

Christina Ricci or nobody Image (maybe Ellen Page because she's just an awesome actress *O* -SHBAAAFF-)

Maybe Christina's name don't remind you anything... Just have a look at this picture, I'm sure you'll recognize her ^^^

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Yeah, Christina Ricci is Wednesday Addams ^^^ she also played in Casper, Sleepy Hollow, The Man Who Cried, Prozac Nation, Monster, Black Snake Moan... and I love her x) To my opinion she would be perfect, but yeah, I can't really have an objective opinion about her, she's one of my favorite actresses ^^^'

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But the problem here would be her too pale skin =/ I would well suggest Halle Berry if didn't hate her so much :mrgreen:
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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by PastelBlue » Sat 25th May 2013

Whoever she is, she'd have to be darker skinned. Holly is described as having 'almond skin'.
I can't really find anyone that works for Holly. There is one fancast that is popular on Tumblr, but her name escapes me. She looks like Holly, she'd just have to dye her hair.
I prefer someone between 16-21 though, especially considering the 'kiss', and I've always thought of Holly as younger.
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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by Eldewind Dolly » Fri 31st May 2013

I recently saw Foxfire Confession of a girl gang by Laurent Cantet. In the beginning I simply enjoyed the movie ; but then Legs, Raven Adamson's character, had her hair cut, and I immediately thought : "Oh my god, it's Holly !!!" O.O

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(Raven is the one in the foreground, with the brown jacket)

More I think about it and more I'm getting sure that Raven Adamson would be perfect. She has brown hair, quite-dark skin and, most of all, she acts wonderfully well *O*

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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by Bang Your Drum » Tue 30th Jul 2013

I wouldn't say that's quite dark skin (maybe for a white person yeah) but like like P5 said on tumblr "When it comes time to cast the movie, there’s pretty much no excuse for casting white actors in those roles" (also referring to the Butlers who are biracial)
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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by Battery » Sun 4th Aug 2013

PastelBlue wrote:I can't really find anyone that works for Holly. There is one fancast that is popular on Tumblr, but her name escapes me. She looks like Holly, she'd just have to dye her hair.
Ruth Negga? I lovelovelove her for the part, if that's who you mean - she's my top pick right now with Lenora Crichlow as second

I don't know that it's especially likely that we'll actually get an actress of color though, since Eoin himself has said his dreamcast would be Saoirse Ronan :l
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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by lackingimagination » Mon 5th Aug 2013

can we PLEASE take a moment here to stop whitewashing?? holly is clearly described as having nut brown skin and a hooked nose and none of the actresses that any of you have mentioned have come close to matching that description. i'm really passionate about this issue and i hope they don't do it to holly :/ that would be my worst nightmare.
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Re: Captain Holly Short- Who?

Post by Cabaline » Fri 8th May 2020

Hello all! :D

Just a quick note to say that this topic is the biggest topic on who should play Holly Short, but there were a few little side-suggestions and mini topics. In an effort to keep everything in one place for the movie's release, I have merged a bunch of these topics into this one.

This thread will be our official, Holly Short - Dream Cast thread, where we can discuss who would play Holly in our ideal worlds. Have fun! :D
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