Unfortunately the empty network suits think regular people are boring, and don't feature them in stories. They only show people portrayed as loons, psychos, goofballs etc. I'm afraid MC will be typecast as a goofball forever. Fortunately there is Sci Fi and fantasy, so there are plenty of non-human roles she can play. Of course she would have to be able to look the part (lots of makeup!) and act the part. For instance I read an H. P. Lovecraft story about giant carnivorous worms. These worms had lackys who tried to disguise themselves as humans in order to con real humans into being eaten, but they had horns on their heads (hidden by turbans) and "too wide mouths." They can easily fake the turbans, and MC already has a too wide mouth, so she'd easily look the part. And she was good at being devious in her earlier series, so that would work. (Just how big is MC's mouth anyway? In that wind tunnel scene in iSpace out--that had to be CGI right? Can any human's mouth really stretch that big?!) Anyway here are some role ideas.
A werewolf: The look; all you need is a good werewolf suit and she'd look OK. The acting; I think MC could handle the role easy but unfortunately Victoria Justice did this already.
A vampire: The look;I don't think MC would look good pale, and fangs would tend to get lost in that humongous pie hole of hers. The acting; MC has such a vibrant and sunny film presence that I don't think she could do broody that well--maybe she could do more of a Lily Munster type.
A fairy: The look; IMHO she would look great in a pastel mini-dress with matching hose, and sparkles added! Plus the gossamer wings! The acting; She does have a sweetness about her--yeah, she could play a good fairy, or at least a goofy one like in "Ella Enchanted."
A space alien: The look; Well, it would depend who was doing it. As much as I like Star Trek the makeup on that show wasn't impressive. They mostly just added bumps to the actors faces. The alien makeup on Babylon 5 was much better. The acting; Could MC accurately portray a character with a totallyalien mind? Well hey! She already portrays a teen girl, so duh yeah!
And finally here is an idea for a great superhero franchise--Frog Woman!! A woman who can turn herself into a big frog! Watch as she drop kicks the bad guys! She can leap over tall buildings and up walls! Watch as she snatches weapons from the bad guys hands using her tongue! The look; Well, they'd have to find a way to give MC big bulging eyes to make her look completely like a frog, but that's the only problem. The acting; Do you really need to be Katherine Hepburn for a role like this?
So what do you guys think, and do you have any other ideas?
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