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Saturday, 1 March 2008

Calling Scarlett Johansson!

I'm waiting by the phone. Ever so patiently. I'm sure it will start ringing. Any time now. Film rights, anyone? What? What am I on about? Well, haven't you read The Guardian's weekly blogroll feature in Saturday's The Guide yet? Baby Juggler is listed. It gets all of two lines' coverage in this UK national daily. But it does suggest Baby Juggler is, 'a blog, but also quite possibly a new movie starring Ted Danson.' I assume they mean he'd be playing my husband Paul, billed rather flippantly in my profile as a 'gorgeous old hippy,' and not me, as I am decidely not either old or a hippy. Nor am I a man, obviously. So, who should play me in this movie (which is obviously going into production imminently, just as soon as all the agents start calling, and the rights get sold for tresquillions of dollars, and I become rich and possibly even a Hollywood star......) ? I'm thinking Scarlett Johansson. Yerright. In your dreams, slightly saggy-stomached, worry-lined mother of three trying to hold down paid work alongside your real job! Get back to it and stop day dreaming! OK, how about Michelle Pfeiffer, then? Oh. Alright. I see. You don't think it really will ever become a movie. Well, it's nice to fantasise once in a while. And Ted Danson? Yeah, wouldn't mind, actually. (Paul, if you're reading, this is just a joke. It's a thing we do sometimes for Comic Effect).

6 comments:

Jon Reed said...

Nice to be featured in the Grauniad. Citin'. Hmm, I always saw you more as Gwyneth Paltrow, dear. But who would play me? Jake Gyllenhall? Colin Farrell? The possibilities are endless...

Rosie said...

Congratulations on your mention in The Guardian. I came here via Mother at Large who was also mentioned. Small world the blogosphere! Scarlett Johansson would be my choice too although Jon Reed has a point - Gwyneth is a good option, maybe as an understudy is Scarlett is busy!!

Working Mum said...

Jon: Can I just say, 'I love you' for saying you think of me as Gwyneth. Lovely thought. Shame about the reality. And I could get very excited imagining Jake Gyllenhall as my new best friend... In fact, this whole thing has led to quite an unhealthy amount of undue fantasising, I must confess. The email feedback has been split, interestingly, almost exactly down the middle between my male friends suggesting female leads to play me (Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslett, Renee Zellwegger and Meg Ryan are featuring heavily at the moment, suggesting men largely still don't see much beyond 'blonde' when they think of me) and female friends suggesting male leads to play Paul - an interesting range from Christopher Walken (edgy) and Richard E Grant (hilarious and kinda cute in a slightly gaunt way)through Harrison Ford (phwooar) and George Clooney (quadruple phwooooooar). It's going to be difficult returning entirely to the real world, which I must really do soon...

Rosie: nice to meet you! I'm loving the idea of Gwyneth as understudy!

Motheratlarge said...

I've enjoyed your site even before your mention in The Guardian, (congratulations by the way on inclusion in the Mothers' Day blogroll). But I'm confused about the movie! Is your blog really going to be turned into a film? I'm intrigued... (and more than a touch envious, truth be told)

EmmaK said...

I dunno, Ted Danson's a bit past his prime isn't he??

Like you, I've already had Hollywood on the phone, something about my blog being turned into something starring Kate Hudson as me and my hubby being played by Owen Wilson. I turned them down, that Wilson fella too ugly and Kate Hudson too plain ;)

I have linked you!

rilly super said...

I don't think you want to get involved with Ted working mum, if 'Cheers' was anything to go by there'll just be eighteen series worth of flirting, inuenndo and suggestive endings before you get replaced by someone who looks like she's still wearing her pointy ears from Star trek, sigh