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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Rafa Rivas said...

Not a fan of her nose (just being terribly shallow and assholish). How about Vanessa Hudgens or that Selena Gomez? a tanned Megan Fox could have done the trick 4 years ago or Mila Kunis 12.

Nelly Furtado had the perfet Gypsy face.

Diabolu Frank said...

I like the nose.

At 23, Vanessa Hudgens is pushing the age barrier hard. She's into age-appropriate roles now. Selena Gomez is still young enough, but she's too famous for Gypsy, and lacks the sassy spunk. Maybe that spring break movie they're doing together will change my mind, but so far, they both seem like boring whitebread good girls.