Wednesday, March 14, 2012
2012 DCU Movie Fan Casting: Raquel Castro as Gypsy
I put a lot of thought into casting Gypsy. Over a decade back, I fan-casted Alyssa Milano for the JLTF period, but in hindsight that was rather unimaginative and a poor fit. Also, Milano was too old for the part even then. Well over a year ago, I had the idea of doing a fake Smallville spin-off/continuation called "Middletown" that would star Detective John Jones and the fifteen year old runaway version of Gypsy. I went through dozens of actresses under twenty-five as possibilities, with Cassie Steele and Francia Raisa being top candidates. Still, they were in their early twenties and maturing, so I really wanted to see if I could discover an actual teenager. I finally decided on Raquel Castro, best known as the titular Jersey Girl in Kevin Smith's 2004 dramedy flop. Today, she's 17 and focused on a music career, but her last screen credit was in 2009, so I doubt you could call her a business retiree. She's got the right look and attitude. Hoop earrings, green eyeshadow, and a patchwork dress might take some work, though.
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