Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
10. Janet Weiss (Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975)
To be so innocent/pure/naive and not really have a clue what is going on around you again would be fun. Especially in the way Janet changes as the film progresses. Plus I would just love a piece of Frank and Rocky . . . but that’s a whole other story!
Quote: “Toucha, toucha, toucha touch me I wanna be dirty”
9. Maria (The Sound of Music, 1965)
Another very innocent character to take on and don’t forget the seven children you have to look after. But all fun and games with the singing and dancing going on. I have confidence that Maria would be a brilliant character to fill the shoes of for the day, unless of course the children have played some horrible tricks! Not to mention getting to spin on the hill and fall in love for the first time.
Quote: “I can’t seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what’s worse, I can’t seem to stop saying things – anything and everything I think and feel.”
8. Arwen (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, 2001-2003)
To be an immortal elf would be just brilliant and to live in middle earth again would be brilliant. But to be Arwen would face you with such important decisions especially regarding Aragorn (who I wouldn’t mind being with at all). Having the ability to do thing mere mortals cannot would also be a plus.
Quote: ” It is time… Give him the sword of the king.”
7. Terry McKay (An Affair to Remember, 1957)
Falling in love with Cary Grant whilst already engaged to be married must have been a very shocking subject in the late 50s! But hey who wouldn’t totally fall for Cary Grant, I would love that opportunity hence wanting to be Terry! Also I would make sure I didn’t get knocked over on my way to meet Nikki at the top of the Empire State Building . . . although that would miss out the tragedy and lovely reunion at the end.
Best Quote: “The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city”
6. Velma Kelly (Chicago, 2002)
A scintillating sinner, singer and dancer would be brilliant being able to perform like that . . . well until you know you kill you husband and sister at the same time after they have an affair with one another. But besides that to be someone with so much power and attention would always be a plus.
Best Quote: “First she steals my publicity. Then she steals my lawyer, my trial date. And now she steals my goddamn garter.”
5. Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind, 1930)
A woman so ahead of her time it must have been shocking. Women now should take note about her behaviour as it really wasn’t all bad. Scarlett is certainly not the easiest woman to keep happy as Rhett finds out. I would like to change the ending and not have her beg him to stay, she does so well up until that point. Do you really need a man in your life? Well Scarlett had one after another, mainly because she couldn’t have the one she really wanted in Ashley.
Best Quote: “Great balls of fire. Don’t bother me anymore, and don’t call me sugar.”
4. Tira (I’m No Angel, 1933)
Tira was a man-eater before anyone knew anything of man-eaters! She owned them and they had no clue what hit them. To have that total power would be incredible. To have her mannerisms and classic lines which would just leave everyone floored. Being able to treat Cary Grant mean to keep him keen would also be a massive plus!
Best Quote: “It’s not the men in your life that counts, it’s the life in your men.”
3. Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, 1964)
Ooo to be practically perfect in every way, that’s even how this brilliant woman describes herself! Making the world fun, falling into chalk drawings, having a tea party of the ceiling and dancing on the chimney tops could all be done in the one day.
Best Quote: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
2. Catwoman (Batman Returns, 1992)
Every man’s dream to be with Catwoman, but I would definitely love to be her. Totally dominations everyone, even Batman! Just shows what happens when a womans scorn, don’t throw one out the window she will come back like this. Having so much sex appeal would also be just fantastic. A whip as a tail, would always be fun too!
Best Quote: “You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.”
1. Maggie (Million Dollar Baby, 2004)
Having the passion, desire and commitment when everyone tells you that you can’t box and taking no notice of them whatsoever. I’d love to have that attitude of achieving exactly what I wanted, no matter what anyone thought. Defying the odds and really having the courage in yourself to go for your dream.
Best Quote: “I can’t be like this, Frankie. Not after what I’ve done. I’ve seen the world. People chanted my name. Well, not my name, some damn name you gave me. They were chanting for me. I was in magazines. You think I ever dreamed that’d happen? I was born two pounds, one-and-a-half ounces. Daddy used to tell me I’d fight my way into this world, and I’d fight my way out. That’s all I wanna do, Frankie. I just don’t wanna fight you to do it. I got what I needed. I got it all. Don’t let ’em keep taking it away from me. Don’t let me lie here ’till I can’t hear those people chanting no more.”