So I finally got around to doing this original tag by icebreaker694 – thanks for the tag! Man, I’m ashamed how long it’s taking me to get through these. I mean, what else am I doing with my life?
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Choose 8 actors and describe them in a particular movie role. Describe them and answer which book character fits the same description. (You can use the actors from the person who tagged you if you like.)
- Tag 8 other people.
1. Rachel McAdams as Regina George from Mean Girls – A queen bee.
Alice Harbinson from Starter for Ten by David Nicholls. This is a book about a student in his first year of university who auditions to go on University Challenge and ends up accidentally cheating.
Alice is a pretty girl that our main character falls for, despite a much more deserving friend wanting his attention, and she seems like your typical popular girl and doesn’t appear to pay much attention to what her actions might mean for other people.
2. Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden from Fight Club – A character who causes mayhem.
Jean Brodie from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. She pits people against one another and uses her students as pawns in her games. (I would also recommend the film with Maggie Smith more than I would the book!)
3. Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown from Ghost – A character who sees dead people.
Arthur Kipps from The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Unfortunately for him, he’s forced to see a pretty terrifying dead person.
Freakin’ go and see the play.
4. Heath Ledger as the Joker from Batman: The Dark Knight – A character who just wants to watch the world burn.
Gaia from the Heroes of Olympus series. I don’t really understand any villain who wants to destroy the world… I know she’s a goddess but won’t she be destroyed with it?! She’s EARTH.
5. Emma Thompson as Eleanor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility – A responsible character.
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Doy.
6. David Spade as Emperor Kuzco from The Emperor’s New Groove – A shapeshifting character.
The vampire from The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.
There’s a scene in this book based on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale where David, the main character, discovers a beautiful woman sleeping in a tower protected by masses of thorns. As he approaches her, he realises she looks like his stepmother Rose, but later she turns into a monster.
(I’m certain the main antagonist, the Crooked Man, is also a shape-shifter but can’t remember for sure if he actually does turn into anything else over the course of the story.)
I really recommend this book if you haven’t read it. It’s a dark quest story with reimagined (and some new) fairytales, where protagonist David stumbles on a twited world within his back garden. He meets the evil Crooked Man, a Rumplestiltskin-esque character, who promises David he will help him get his dead mother back if David just gives him the name of his hated half-brother.
7. Ellen Page as Juno Macguff from Juno – A character who has to grow up too fast.
Katniss Everdeen from the The Hunger Games series. Because of how her mother retreated into herself when Katniss’ father died, Katniss had to provide for her mum and sister at a young age. She then enters the Hunger Games, an annual competition put on by the government wherein teenagers battle to the death, in her sister’s place.
8. Morgan Freeman as God from Bruce Almighty – A wise character.
Gandalf from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. (I say The Hobbit and not The Lord of the Rings because I haven’t read LotR – don’t judge me!) Gandalf is one of those characters who has all the answers and in whose company you know you will be safe.