Who Would Play You In A Movie? (2)

Last week I decided to cast the roles of my friends and family in case Hollywood comes a callin’; I mean, they would totally want my opinion on who to cast, right? I started with my adorable husband. Today I’m casting his sister, Kari. Unlike Josh, whose role took me years to cast, his sister is an easy one for me. Sometimes you look at someone and you just know who their actor/actress would be.  It’s not just about looks either; the actor has to you know, be able to *act* like them. For Kari?

The sweet and charming, Kirsten Dunst.



Kari lives in California and sometimes really gets asked if she’s’ Kirsten. Kari, is this annoying or flattering? Do you have any good stories? Please tell us in the comments.

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

4 thoughts on “Who Would Play You In A Movie? (2)

  1. I”m honored to be a subject of your post, jody. 🙂 i’m glad you used a flattering picture of Kirstin! 🙂

    The first time I saw Kirstin Dunst was in Spiderman. The more i watched her, the more i couldn’t stand her! Then it hit me. The reason I don’t like her, is because she reminds me of me!! haha! 🙂 I don’t care for her acting, b/c she’s overdramatic –which is exactly how I would be if I acted! So yes… i think she would play a perfect me!

    Does this annoy me? No. Because it’s true. The only wierd thing is when people say, “hey! you look just like kirstin dunst!” then I don’t know what to say. “yah. I know” is kind of a conversation stopper. Now i’ve sarted saying, “yah. she’s my sister.” 🙂 A nice thing about looking so much like her, is that I don’t have to try very hard for costume parties!

    Most interesting story: I was eating in Los Angeles with the family, and the hostess came to my table & told me that she & all the wait staff were wondering if I was Uma Thurman. I laughed & said I’d never heard that before – that people usually say I look like Kirstin Dunst. She corrected herself & said that’s what’s she meant. she just gets the two mixed up. so i laughed again & went back to reading my menu. She kept standing there, and said, “well, are you??” (Like kirstin dunst would eat at Spaghetti factory with her four poorly dressed children!) So I said “no, but would you like my autograph anyway?” She didn’t even respond. Her face just dropped & she said, “oh. i’ll go tell everyone else.” & left w/o even a smile. sheesh! Shoulda just said yes, so I would get better service!

    as a side note, other people that i’m frequently told that I look like: Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow,& Maggie Gyllenhaal (but i think maggie looks more like Mom –for a future post). Of all those, Kirstin deffinately catches my “essence” the best! –for better or worse. 🙂

    1. Awesome stuff, Kari! I love the Spaghetti Factory story. Thank you for commenting. I love your casting suggestion for Jan, too. I will store that one away for a future post for sure.

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