Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 2: If you could trade places with a character from a book or movie who would it be and why?

I thought about this question as I fell asleep last night. It was a difficult one to answer mainly because I'm indecisive but also because I have so many favorite fictional characters! I thought about choosing Jo March from Little Women, whom I adore and wanted to be like when I was little, but in the end I settled on Emma Woodhouse, the titular character of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma and my favorite movie version starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

I like Emma because even though she becomes a bit meddlesome in her friends' romantic lives, she means well and only wants their happiness. Plus gossiping is always fun! Emma is also intelligent and relatively wealthy with an artistic ability I wish I possessed. I can definitely be sarcastic and a bit sharp at times, and Emma can be a wee bit... bitchy haha, which I think would be fun to be. Biting wit and all that, especially towards the irritating Eltons. And of course, there is Mr. Knightley... I would love to be Mrs. Knightley! He brings out all of Emma's good qualities and isn't afraid to tell her when she's wrong or being ridiculous. They are very well-suited for each other and plus he is quite dreamy!! Lastly, I love empire waist gowns and think they are terribly flattering. Between the dresses and the hairstyles with some nice dangly earrings, I think I could pull off Regency fashion just fine :)


  1. Yes. I believe we are definitely book-mates my dear. lol. great choice, Emma is quite a lady

  2. I thought Paltrow's portrayal of Emma lacked depth. Maybe because I'm not a fan of her as an actress and also you just can't get much in as a movie version rather than a TV series. Have you seen the BBC series with Romola Garai as Emma? It was done very well and Romola is so natural and on-point with Emma's personality.

    Yeah, I've been a bit obsessed with period dramas lately.