As I write, I envision certain actors in the parts to give voice to the dialogues. Peggilyn Young / Peg is a difficult person to cast with an actor because it is a mosh-up of several strong women in my life and at different points in the storyline, I see each and every one. But that is not the idea behind this blog. This blog is my visual casting. So, I need to say to myself, “if I were to make this into a movie, who would I cast?”
I would need to take into consideration who I have playing Helen and cousin Claudia(character you are yet to meet, I apologize) because they would need to be similar in ways. Familial. Therefore, after some heartfelt research, and a long Sunday of watching movie, and movie snippets on YouTube, my choice for Peg would be, Joanne Whalley.
Who the hell is Joanne Whalley you ask? Well, I first saw her as Sorsha Faal in “Willow”, the rebel daughter if the evil Queen Bavmorda, but she is probably better known as Christine Keeler in the movie “Scandal” where she has a clandestine affair with the British Minister of War and breaks down the Conservative Rule of the UK. Currently, she is Vanozza Cattaneo, the suffering wife of the Pope in "The Borgias." She looks great as a redhead, blonde and her natural brunette, but most of all I think she looks like an older, wiser sister to Helen.
I am certain that you, the reader, saw someone else when you first read Peg…I encourage you to share your “vision” here and why. I am always interested to hear what images my writing brings to mind in my readers.