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THIS HAPPENED WITH MY MOM TOO
That’s the thing about Augustus Waters, he demands to be loved.
My mother never cried this much during any other movie
1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.
2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.
3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.
Seriously people? We went through this same shit with TFIOS when it was cast. Do we really have to be such hateful people about other people who have done nothing to us? What is wrong with human beings?! Give this girl a chance!
And even if you don’t like the casting DO NOT BE AN AWFUL HUMAN BEING TO HER! She has done NOTHING to you.
I watched Ansel get so much hate on Twitter the day (and following week and month) after he was cast and it was HORRIBLE! Do NOT be that person!
I second that!!!