Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Casting Choices for The Little House on the Prairie Movie

So I'm something of a Little House on the Prairie fan.

Well, Kurt and I were talking last night about some of the main characters - and who would do a good job playing them today. So! If they were to make a LHOTP movie, these would be my picks for some of the main characters:

Charles Ingalls
1. Viggo Mortenson
2. Dennis Quaid
3. Russel Crowe

Caroline Ingalls
1. Kate Blanchett
2. Gwynneth Paltrow
3. Nicole Kidman

Mary Ingalls (as a grown-up)
1. Katherine Heigl
2. Kate Hudson

Adam Kendall
1. Erik McCormack
2. Benjamin Bratt

Laura Ingalls (as a grown-up)
1. Jenna Fischer
2. Jennifer Garner
3. Kate Winslet

Almanzo Wilder

1. Owen Wilson
2. Matthew McConaughey
3. John Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)

Eliza Jane Wilder
1. Tina Fey
2. Uma Thurman

Harriet Oleson
1. Roseanne Barr
2. Kathy Bates
3. Megan Mullally

Nels Oleson
1. Sam Waterson
2. James Cromwell

Nellie Oleson (as a grown-up)
1. Angela Kinsey (Angela from The Office)

Dr. Baker
1. Willem Dafoe
2. Kelsey Grammar

Miss Beadle (Kurt used to think she was hot; not "conventional hot," more like "uptight hot")
1. Charlize Theron
2. Ashley Judd
3. Gillian Anderson

Mr. Edwards
1. John Goodman
2. Robin Williams

Reverend Alden
1. Tom Bosley
2. Malcom McDowell
3. Bernard Hill (the captain from Titanic and King Theoden from Lord of the Rings)

Mr. Hansen
1. James Mahoney (Martin Crane from Frasier)
2. Gene Hackman


Sarah B. said...

How can Matthew McCon...however you spell it.. and the guy from Napolean Dynamite even be in the same category? That one threw me off a bit.

Brazenlilly said...

Oh, good choices. A few I would vote strongly for: Dennis Quaid. (Viggo is too sexy/mysterious--not what I'm looking for in a father figure.) Also, Nicole Kidman. Although she's gorgeous (one of my reservations about Gwyneth), she's got that sweet demeanor (moulin rouge not considered.)

Heigl would be perfect. McConaughey, because I always think of Almanzo in that dreamy, broad chested way. Jennifer Garner--LOVE her--would be my choice for the leading heroine. Kelsey Grammer for Doc Baker! Ha! Love it!

On a side note, has Kristi told you that we went to school with one of the twins who played baby Grace? Her name is Wendy Shlecht, and she was really sweet. She and her twin sister were on the show for the last few years. One year she lived right next to me and I drilled her about stories of the set and their reunions. She said Michael Landon was as sweet as he seemed, Melissa Gilbert was really friendly, as was the girl who played Nellie. She remembered the girl who played Mary being a little stuck-up. Funny, huh?

The Unlikely Pastor's Wife said...

Angela Kinsley is a perfect casting choice for Nellie.

I'll have to think about the others :-)

ha! wendi was my roomie in College and they do LHOTP reunions every now and then...I think one is coming up this summer ;-)