Getting in a Movie Mood
Here are the main characters:
Cheryl Ferguson –
Cheryl Ann Ferguson is a girl who makes mistakes. Lots of them. She has a weakness for dark-eyed fellows with sexy smiles and muscled chests. Ryan Carter is just such a guy. When she first lays eyes on him, she knows he’s the one.
Ryan is the dark-eyed fellow with a sexy smile and a muscled chest. He’s got a list of reasons why starting a family won’t work—they’re too young to be parents, they’re not yet married, they need time to enjoy life, they’re planning a vacation, and then there’s the boat. He’s willing to give up the baby but not the boat.
Is too old and set in his ways to start raising a family. Convinced she can no longer have children anyway, Cheryl claims that’s not a problem and allows him to move in with her. The relationship is good, maybe even great, while it lasts. But when Cheryl becomes pregnant, it’s destined to end. After losing her baby girl, she knows that regardless of cost she will keep this baby. Nick stays until after Violet is born, then leaves.
William is a friend of a friend, a farmer who lives down the road. He calls and they chat on the phone a few times then get together for a date. That night magic happens—not because he is the handsomest man in the room, or because she is the most beautiful woman, but because they look into each other’s eyes, see what’s inside and realize this is the person they’ve been waiting for.
Always has a cup of Dandelion tea to serve people who find her apothecary shop. Cheryl tells her things she hasn't told anyone else.
Cheryl rents an apartment from Margaret. She was a plumpish woman with streaks of silver in her hair and the smell of cookies clinging to her. Almost every day Cheryl came home and found some nice little surprise: a ripe tomato, a loaf of her banana bread, a plate of cookies. Sometimes there was a note, sometimes not. If Cheryl felt the least bit lonely she could call down and invite Margaret up for a cup of tea.
Melanie Dodd looked younger than expected, with narrow shoulders and delicately boned hands. Her hair, a medium brown, was streaked with grey, but the thing you noticed was the emerald green color of her eyes. Melanie is instrumental in helping Cheryl make the most important decision of her life.
Morgan (Baby Girl)
Seventeen years after Baby Girl’s birth, Cheryl receives a note with a newspaper clipping tucked inside. It is from the adoptive mother. In the note Morgan, who is Cheryl’s baby girl, is to be the keynote speaker at her high school graduation.
Bette Lee Crosby spins her most poignant story yet, with her fourth installment of the charming Memory House Collection, BABY GIRL based on a true story, an inspiring journey of a troubled young lady we met briefly in an earlier book through Ophelia.
Thank you to everyone who cast the film! I’ve picked a winner and am waiting to hear back from them…
There is a young Canadian actress who plays in a CBC series (now available on Netflix and on UP TV) The series is HEARTLAND.
Her name is Amber Marshall. Amber plays the female lead role of Amy Bartlett on the show. she is fantastic! she is about the right age – and would portray Cheryl PERFECTLY! I can’t see some of the actresses names above in that role. Amy has that innocent girl look and would be your perfect Cheryl!
Here’s link to the show’s website: http://www.cbc.ca/heartland/
Now when I see Amber (Amy), I’ll think of Cheryl!
And – now that I think of it, Kerry James, also from that show (Caleb) could play the role of the selfish boyfriend who breaks Cheryl’s heart! He can, when called for, appear very self-serving and callous. PERFECT!
Haven’t really thought about other parts yet, though. But as soon as you asked, I thought of Amber (Amy) as Cheryl. PERFECT CASTING!
Cheryl – Reese Witherspoon; Ryan – Gerard Butler; Nick – George Clooney; William – Jeffrey Dean Morgan; Ophelia – Sally Fields; Margaret – Julie Andrews; Melanie – Linda Carter; Morgan – Diana Agron (maybe – this was harder since I’m not that familiar with young actresses…).
This is so exciting. Best of luck to you!!
Emma Watson as Cheryl would be perfect. Still thinking on the other characters.
Cheryl- Jennifer Anniston. Ryan-Channing Tatum. Nick-George Clooney. Ophelia-Oprah Winfrey. Margaret-Tyne Dailey. Melanie-Nicole Kidman. Morgan-Dove Cameron.
congratulations, I am not sure who to cast, I dont know too many actors. I cant wait for the movie 🙂
Melanie-Sandra Bullock, Morgan- Daisy Ridley, Margaret Melissa McCarthy, Ryan Jesse Metcalfe, Ophelia- Lisa Kudrow, William-Chris Hemsworth, Nick-Colin Egglesfield, Cheryl-Reese Witherspoon
NO CLUE BETTE AS RARELY WATCHED MOVIES AS PREFER BOOKS
Thank you and congrats!! 🙂 🙂
LOVE all the comments! Good thing I’m picking random winners since everyone is putting such a great cast together!
I would have Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl,
Theo James as the sexy Ryan, Matthew McConaughey as Nick, Ryan Reynalds as William, Whoopi Goldberg as Ophelia, Queen Latifah as Margaret, Sandra Bullock as Melanie and Shailene Woodley as Morgan. I love all of these stars. Looking at the names above I’d love to watch a movie with them as the cast. Thanks for a chance to win books. Good luck in your next adventure
I would cast Kiera Knightly as Cheryl and Betty White as Ophelia.
Oh I can so see Betty White in all of the series books as Ophelia!
Sounds like it’s going to be awesome! Can’t wait!
Brad Pitt as Ryan Carter
Nicole Kidman as Cheryl Ferguson
Channing Tatum as Nick Lombardi
James Franco as William Potter
Meryl Streep as Ophelia Brown
Michelle Pfeiffer as Margaret Foley
Kate Winslet as Melanie Dodd
Alyssa Milano as Morgan (Baby Girl)
Cheryl-Jennifer Lawrence/ Ryan-Chris Pratt/Nick-Ed Harris/William-Jason Priestley/Ophelia-Catherine Bell/Margaret-Kathy Bates/Melanie-Julianne Moore/Morgan-Amanda Seyfreid.
I have no idea who should play the parts but do thinks it’s awesome this book is considered for a movie. It sure would make a great one. Best of luck to you Bette!