I’ve already confessed to being obsessed with the female characters in Cosmopolis. Elise, Jane, Kendra and Vija are vividly written and their encounters with Eric reveal so much about his character – the good, the bad and the intensely sexual. Didi’s encounter with Eric is also intense and revealing. She, however, is not as well described as the other women; we get her age, a blonde reference and Eric himself referring to her as “gorgeous”. Let the Dream Casting begin! 😉
So… Didi, the “47 year old scorched blonde”. I googled “scorched blonde”. Got ONE hair result and a bunch of Rob sites talking about this movie. (Tink at Robsessed! Holla!) I still don’t know what scorched blonde means. *shrug* Here’s some of the names that I’ve seen in our discussion groups and on Twitter, plus one or two of my own ideas. There’s an age range here between 39 and 52 because I’m not sure how much they’ll push the “older woman” issue. Didi is sensitive, artistic, motherly. She seems sophisticated but also naive, a bit vulnerable in a way. “I miss things,” she says, along with, “I missed that. I miss a lot.”
Let’s see our contenders… in no particular order…
A little caveat: this is just for fun. We don’t know if Cronenberg will go with “unknowns” for these roles or if they might be quirky cameos. (I can’t wait to dream cast Vija… and Jane… I love imagining different people in these roles!) We don’t have any idea if these ladies are available or even know about/want a role in this film. I repeat: just for fun.
Add your own pick in comments 🙂 You guys have no idea how close I came to adding Betty White to this poll.