Who Would Play You In A Movie? (5)

I haven’t played this game in a while. I’ve cast Josh and his other siblings: Kari and Heidi.  I better complete this portion of the casting. For Josh’s older Brother, Erik, I’m casting Jeff Daniels. There’s a softness in his temperament that resembles Erik’s. And I like how Jeff Daniels plays kindness with a bit of quirkiness.

Fun Fact: Jeff Daniels grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, where I currently live. Still does, sort of sometimes I think. Raised his kids here and whatnot. (Married his high school sweetheart so I’ve heard. You can tell I’m VERY informed.) When I was new in town, I had an entire conversation with his (exquisite) wife at the local market about soup and how to treat a burn. I was wearing my pajama top and no bra. Then Jeff held the door open for me on my way out. Only then did I realize who I was talking to. It’s not that interesting of a story, but it’s my brush with stardom. And I’m easily starstruck. Also this incident sparked an idea for a novel that’s been brewing over the years (which I promise will be a WAY more interesting story). That always happens at the weirdest moments. But anyhoo, here is a side-by-side of Erik and Jeff:

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? (5)

  1. YES!! before I even read the post, I though “Jeff Daniels!” he’s perfect!

    So cool that you got to meet him 🙂 –I think he lives here in SB, too. A friend of mine saw him at the airport recently. — it’s the happening place to catch a glimpse of the local stars. 🙂

  2. O Jody!
    I love your pick!
    I can totally see the physical resemblance and your description is perfect for Erik!

    sure will miss you at Christmas!

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