Just for the fun of it, if CHARLIE’S GIRL were being cast as a movie, what actors would you choose to play these characters? Here are some descriptions to help you in your casting:
Rosalind Matthews: Fourteen years old. Dark hair and brown eyes. Slight figure. At first looks younger than her real age. When we first meet her she is dressed in old hand-me-down clothes. Her Grandmother supervises a transformation with new clothes and a new hair cut. Freshman, same as Emily Watson
Grace Matthews: Her name is descriptive. Grace is calm, self-possessed. Her hair is light brown and naturally streaked with gray. Wears simple wire framed glasses.
Muriel Dobson: Life has been hard on her. She is very overweight. Her gray hair is artificially covered by a weekly rinse at Myra’s beauty parlor. She talks too much and has a tendency to ignore the needs of others around her.
Mark William Dobson: Redheaded, freckle faced. Looks older than his real age of twelve. Irrepressible and developing an attraction to trouble. Age 16 in sequel.
Sam Matthews: Grace’s husband and Charlie’s father. Tall, lean, balding gray hair,
Charlie Matthews: Strikingly good-looking. Blond. Athletic. Fits in wherever he finds himself. Has a deep sense of duty and responsibility.
Nellie Matthews: Attractive. Artistic. Dark hair. Musically talented.
Myra Pennington: Red dyed hair. Bright blue eyes. Wears heavy makeup. Chain-smoker.
Phil Watson: Emily and Hank’s father, tall, jovial.
Patricia Watson: Phil’s wife and mother of the Watson children. Light hair, medium height.
Hank Watson: Blond hair, hazel eyes, tall, athletic, tanned, a senior in high school when Emily and Rosalind were freshmen.
Emily Watson: Age 14, Freshman, same age as Rosalind. Blond. Musically talented, loyal. Outgoing and mature for her age.
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