A Morgs doing work
Remember when everyone was freaking out about how terrible they thought it was that Shailene Woodley was cast as Hazel and it turned out that she did an excellent job in the role and everyone ended up loving her?
Remember when John Green wrote a book about imagining people complexly and not judging them based on their public image alone?
Do you remember that?
1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.
2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.
3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.
I’m really feeling Paper Townsy right now☆ .creds to google.
My take on the Paper Towns controversy.
And isn’t the purpose of Paper Towns to let us know that each person is their own person and that we should give them the benefit of the doubt that they know how to be a person too. In fact, wasn’t Paper Towns written to let us know that we are all interconnected and that we shouldn’t judge one single person because we truly never know their inner-selves? I agree with this person. Cara Delevigne is a person, an actress, and she is a great human….she will also one day share the grass atop my grave.
Like everyone involved in the film, I was blown away by her audition. She really, really, really gets Margo.