J.D. walks into her room carrying a folder under her arm. Jenna, Brigette, and Maria are seated on the bed giggling, but fall silent as J.D. enters and plops down between Jenna and Brigette.
Jenna eyes the folder: What do you have?
J.D.: Clippings of actresses.
Brigette leans over J.D.'s shoulder: Who did you pick for me?
J.D. hugs the folder to her chest: Back off you greedy vultures and I’ll show you.
The girls giggle and sit back.
Maria: What are we discussing, again?
Jenna: We’re picking actresses to play you guys a pretend film version of Dark Heirloom.
Maria: This should be interesting.
J.D.: How about you guys start by saying who you want to play you and we’ll compare with who I picked for you.
Jenna: Me first. Hmm. She should be someone cute, like Penelope Cruz.
J.D.: Penelope Cruz?!?!?!?!
Jenna: What? I like Penelope.
Brigette: Penelope Cruz doesn’t look anything like you.
J.D.: Yeah, really.
Jenna: Fine, who would you pick?
Brigette: To play you? Probably that girl from Wizards of Waverly place.
J.D.: Selena Gomez?
Jenna: No way! She’s not even old enough. Besides, she looks more like you, Brigette.
J.D.: Actually, you’re right, Jenna. Gomez does look like a younger version of Brigette.
Brigette shrugs: Whatever. So who did you pick to play Jenna?
J.D.: Genelia D’Souza.
Jenna, Brigette, and Maria: Who???
J.D.: She’s a Hindi actress, very hot right now. And absolutely perfect for your part, Jenna. Look …
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Jenna: I’m not from India, J.D.
J.D.: I know that. But her Hindi features make her look like a Romany. And with a little Hollywood makeup, she’d be your twin.
Brigette: J.D.’s right. Heck, even without paling out, she looks just like you, Jenna.
Jenna: Yeah, I see you’re point. That’s actually a little creepy.
All the girls laugh.
Jenna: Now you, Maria.
Maria: Oh, I do not care who plays me. What ever J.D. chose is fine.
Brigette: Pssh. We’ll see about that. J.D.? Who’d you pick for Maria?
J.D., looking sheepish: Actually I couldn’t really decide. I narrowed it down to my top three choices for her.
Jenna: And they are …?
J.D. pulls out clippings from the folder: Roselyn Sanchez, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.
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[caption id="attachment_406" align="aligncenter" width="112" caption="Salma Hyek"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="120" caption="Angelina Jolie"][/caption]
Maria: They are all very pretty.
Jenna: They are all very sexy.
J.D.: Well originally I had this vision of a slightly older Angelina …
Brigette holds the picture next to Maria’s face: I see it. Angelina with gray hairs and a few wrinkles.
Maria: I beg your pardon?
Brigette laughs: Oh come on, Maria. You’re stunning for a creature born before written language.
Jenna: I think Maria looks more like Roselyn Sanchez.
Brigette: Yeah, I’d say it’s a tie between Sanchez and Jolie.
J.D.: Okay, so that eliminates Hayek, at least.
Brigette: So who’s it going to be?
J.D.: It’s your call, Maria.
Maria: Hmm. I pick Roselyn.
Jenna: Good choice. Jolie is too much of a bad-ass anyway. Sanchez has more of your personality type, I think.
J.D.: Yeah, I agree.
Maria: Well, actually darling, I think Ms. Jolie would be perfect for Leena’s role.
J.D.: Gosh you’re right. I didn’t even think about who would play Leena.
Jenna: Did you pick someone for Brigette? Or are we only doing the cast of the first book?
Brigette looks hopeful.
J.D.: Of course I picked someone for Brigette!
Brigette: Is it Jessica Alba?
J.D.: Um, no. No way. Not even close.
Jenna: Than who?
J.D. grins and holds out two pictures: It’s Michelle Rodriguez.
Brigette: Wow. But she doesn’t look like me. Not really.
J.D.: Sure she does. She just needs some hair-extension and some Hollywood makeup to make her pale. But she’s totally you. Besides, you don’t want to know how many hours it took me to think of some worth of your um …
Jenna: … Sex appeal?
Maria: … Attitude?
J.D.: How about both?
Brigette laughs: Okay, I’ll admit it. That picture of Rodriguez with the sword is me on a normal day doing my thing at the training center.
Brigette: What movie is that from anyway?
J.D. looks at the picture: I have no idea. You can thank Google for finding it for me.
Jenna: What about the boys? Did you decide who would play them yet?
J.D. makes a face: No. It took me all night just to get this far.
Jenna: Tom Cruz and Brad Pitt?
J.D.: Ah … no. No way am I even going there.
Jenna: It was just a joke. You know, Interview with a Vampire? Haha.
J.D. rolls her eyes: Right.
Brigette: You’d better get started. You have more men in your novels than women.
J.D.: Thank you, Brigette for pointing that out. I don’t suppose you girls have any suggestions?
Jenna, Brigette, and Maria shake their heads.
J.D.: Right. Well I’m out of here, seeing as I have my work already cut out for me.
Jenna: Ah, J.D.? You can’t really leave us, remember?
J.D.: Yeah, yeah. Discussion’s over, back in my head with you.
The girls smile and then disappear into J.D.’s brain.