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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vanity or Insanity?

So right now, there is a little thingy that everyone (ok, not everybody) is doing for their Facebook profile. You are supposed to update your profile picture to reflect the celebrity that people think resembles you. Or that you resemble them.

Yeah. Tricky.

See, people have told me on the rare occasion I do look like a good looking celebrity, but it is often after they have had something to drink.

And honestly, it has been very rare.

So, it's something I dare not participate in. This is one of those things where you have to be very careful. You don't want to post a picture of someone really hot and have everybody be like, "Who the f&^5 is she kidding?!" But at the same time, you don't want to put a picture of Shrek up or anything.

And have people nodding their heads saying and rubbing their chins going, "Oh yeah, I can TOTALLY see that . . . "

This goes hand in hand with the question that keeps me up at nights - and that is "Who would play me in a Lifetime movie?"

Now, I have tossed and turned over this question because of the following:

1) My life is not interesting enough to have a Lifetime movie made in my honor. So that is a bummer.

2) But if it WAS, I would like to know that the person had solid acting skills. And was relatively good looking.

3) Now, another issue is, I want a true A-list celebrity to play me. Like Eva Longoria. I don't care if she is several dress sizes smaller than me. And way hotter.

Because it's MY Lifetime movie.

So here is the rundown of celebrities I have been told I could possible bear a resemblance to. Now, they are not all the same shape and size or even the same color. You will smirk, you will judge, you will be like - that makes no SENSE!

1) Rosanna Arquette. I think it has something to do with my overbite. Yes she is blonde. I know that.

2) Marisa Tomei. This one makes me happy, but I have heard this one usually before someone is asking me for a big favor, so I really am not thinking it's very true.

3) Natalie Imbruglia. This is the one I have gotten once or twice when someone was drunk. If they have heard of Natalie Imbruglia. And if they have consumed enough alcohol to kill a short person. I have been known to hug them and thank them profusely. And I will give them instant mad props if they can name any of her other songs other than "Torn."

4) Kermit the Frog. My old High School friend, Gwendolyn, used to think I slightly resembled Kermit in my mannerisms. I like to think it's because she found me as endearing as him, but I am not sure. However, I will admit to being fairly "muppetesque" so she did it with good reason. She will still call me her favorite frog when she posts on my Facebook wall. I love her too much to think too deeply about this comparison.

And frankly, as long as she is not calling me Miss Piggy, I guess I am cool with it.

5) Girl From CVS. And this one is not a celebrity, as such. But the nice gentleman from our McDonald's drive-thru thinks I look like the chick from the CVS on the other side of town. I told one of my neighbors who was like "Um, no. NOT at ALL." I don't know if this is because she is way better looking than me, or I am way better looking than her, but I will have to go buy make-up I don't need so I can check this whole thing out.

Similar to when you apply for college and your guidance counselor tells you what your "reach" schools are, I could say that the first three are my "reach"es and the last two are probably my "realistic."

So there you have it. I will not post a picture of my "reaches" on Facebook as my profile picture, because I would not presume to do that to these beautiful women who would be like, "Oh no she didn't!" (Double, No, NO TRIPLE Snap, Jerry Springer style).

This is an old promo picture of me from when I was a musician and thought guys would dig me more if I carried a guitar around. I don't know what I was looking at, but think I succeeded in looking fairly vacuous (but with an edge, right?).

So, my question to you is - WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN YOUR LIFETIME MOVIE? Don't be shy. I don't care if you tell me you want it to be Rebecca Romjin and you're only 5'freakin2".

Spill it.



Kathy's Klothesline said...

Unlike you, I totally think my life is interesting enough for a Lifetime movie. As to who could portray me....that is hard to say. I guess I would say Kathy Bates. I think she is such a wonderful actress and could really capture my personality...... and we share a name!

Maven said...

I played that game on Facebook and chose Cam from Modern Family as my celebrity alter ego - only because everyone I know says "You totally remind me of that guy."

To play me in a movie.... hmmm.... I just asked my husband and he said the actress who played the mom in Gilmour Girls.

I would have said Cindy Crawford.

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!


Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

You ARE Natalie Imbruglia! YOU so ARE! Wow!

Me? Hmmm. When American Beauty came out I was told over and over I looked like Mena Suvari. Random.

More recently, I don't know!

Anonymous said...

why not any bollywood actresses? (<---- is that slightly inappropriate?)

Sarah said...

I have been compared to Kiersten Dunst and Cameron Diaz. Not sure if I would want either of them playing me in a movie, though, as I think Kiersten kind of went of the deep end? and Cameron Diaz is kind of annoying. Oh well! You completely look like Natalie Imbruglia! And that is a great celebrity to be compared to - she is so beautiful! But so are you.

Vodka Logic said...

I have no idea. No one has ever told me I look like a celeb.. That sounds so sad... guess there will be no lifetime movie for me... lol

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

You are a beautiful girl and look like yourself. Though I can see where someone might draw similiarites to Natalie Imbruglia.

Shell said...

I can totally see #3.

I've been getting laughs out of people changing their pics this week. B/c most of them are ridiculous! A few do actually look like who they posted, but most...

Stephanie Faris said...

Kellie Martin, that little girl in the red glasses from "Life Goes On." She's in a ton of Lifetime movies and people used to say I looked like her. I didn't put her as my Facebook profile photo, though, mostly because few people know her. Same with Laura Linney, whom people also tell me I look like (well, USED to). So I chose Jennifer Jason Leigh, primarily for the reasons you mentioned. It seemed less vain, since she's okay-looking but not drop-dead gorgeous.

Sadia said...

I noticed my friends on Facebook doing this, and my immediate reaction was, "Everyone thinks I look like that one other South Asian chick they once met". Seriously. I once had a professor for whom I cat-sat for two summers confuse me with the one other short brown music person at our college. My not-really-doppelganger played violin, and I was in the choir, and this prof kept telling me that she knew me from orchestra. After 5 minutes of trying to be polite, I was all, "Yes, I know all brown people look the same to you, but I assure you that P and I are distinct people."

Ams said...

First off, you're gorgeous!
Secondly... I HATE this question. Although some people say I look like Sandra Bullock... I think they are smoking crack ;)

MiMi said...

Oooh, that Natalie Imbruglia is a good one, you sorta do look like her! But prettier!
Someone told me in high school that I looked like Mary Chapin Carpenter. I really hope not. I think it's cuz we both have huge foreheads.
Then this other girl on FB told me I look like the Olsen twins...not too bad.
And, yes, there is this girl I went to school with who is ALL shades of ugly and she put on FB, Jennifer Love Hewitt. IN YOUR DREAMS.

meredith said...

oooh, natalie imburglia or marisa tomei!

geez, i don't even know who would play me... i've been told i look like that chick from i love you, man and one other actress whose name escapes me at the moment. i'd want kate beckinsale just bc i lurve her and she apparently has a potty mouth like me. ;)

Mommakin said...

First, Natalie Imbruglia is a great call...

As for me? I think Kathy Najimy could play the part. I wish she'd have a reason to also use this set and these extras:

Lemon Gloria said...

Yah, haven't jumped into that game. My husband thinks I look like Tea Leoni, but I think it's just the short blonde hair and blue eyes and the fact that he loves her.

And you're prettier than all of your celebrity suggestions!

Salt said...

I definitely think you look the most like Natalie Imbruglia! And I love her although I cannot claim to know many of her song titles beyond Torn. :)

The only celeb I ever get is Sarah Jessica Parker; often and by strangers on the street in multiple cities across the US. Funny part is, I don't see it at all.

I need to head over to Facebook and see if anyone I know has pictures up.

PS. I didn't freeze!

Shandal said...

Um, yes you totally look like Natalie Imbruglia!
I've been told in high school that I looked like Tiffany Amber Thiessen, but I had a MUCH rounder face in HS so maybe that was why...
My husband thinks that I kind of look like Kristen Stewart... I think I might have when I was 12, but not now!

Allyson said...

Hahahaha....the CVS girl. I wonder if people go up to the CVS girl and tell her she looks like you?? I could see Natalie..but you win your $20 back because..she did something other than "Torn"? Huh. Who knew??

I've been told I look like Kirsten Dunst in my blonde days. And...yeah...that's about it. But I would take Reese Witherspoon in a NY minute. Or Meg Ryan if it's about my "older years" (like the ones I haven't lived yet).

Sara Plays House said...

Long, long, LONG ago when my hair was always bright red and I didn't have my schoolteacher glasses, I would get compared to Claire Danes(My So-Called Life version, not Romeo and Juliet version) alot. I think this is mainly because I dressed like her. Because I was cool like that.
If I could choose an actress to play me in a Lifetime movie?
Parker. Posey.
But she's far too indie to do a Lifetime movie.

Amy said...

I totally see Natalie and Marisa in you!!! In fact, if these two lovely ladies produced a love child...YOU'D BE HER!!!

The resemblance is uncanny Kiran!!!

I was told (a lot) when the movie "Meet Joe Black" came out that I looked like Claire Forlani. I loved it because:

A-I envisioned that's what I'd look like if I hooked up with Brad Pitt.

B-She's British! Which means she has a kick ass accent.

We both have the squinty eye thing when we smile...I think that's the major resemblance.

Ruth J said...

kiran, you are very pretty. and i love that guitar photo!

i was once told i looked like Samantha who played the youngest daughter in the tv show 'Gimmie a Break'. But that's cause i had a short hair cut like she did.

Someone else once told me i resembled Alanis Morissette.

oh well.

Kristin said...

Kate Beckinsale baby! She's smokin'!

I Really Suck At This said...

I would want Lisa Loeb to play me. I know she's not an actress, but my dream is to look as cute in glasses as she does.

Anna See said...

SOOO funny and gorgeous, too!

People have said I look like Scully from the X-files and Sherry Stringfield from ER. Not digging either, thank you very much.

Erin said...

Two people have told me I look like Amanda Peet, which is flattering for sure, but I am nowhere near skinny like her. I am the last one to figure this FB thing out w/ celebrities. I had no idea..


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