It was after reading Adele’s short and to the point post about the casting that I realized that was my problem: Zoey didn’t fit the description of Rose and in this instance, that was something I didn’t like. Obviously these thoughts are mine and mine alone.
As I said, I read my first Vampire Academy books in the eighth grade. I was young and in middle school and for those of you who don’t know, self-esteem is not the highest during those times. At least, my self-esteem wasn’t big. So imagine the surprise of the 5’2’ girl with boobs and thighs who read about a strong willed, ass kicking girl who thought she was beautiful and was pretty much the coolest kid around?
That was years ago. I am 18 now and a senior in high school. But let me tell you: knowing that a girl like Rose Hathaway exists makes me happy. I can turn on the TV or watch a movie and all the girls will be super skinny. Skinnyskinnyskinny is what is considered hot and it’s something that I’ve always struggled with. I've got thighs and I'm not super skinny and I'm surrounded by skinny girls. While I love the way I look, I would be a liar to say (and I think anyone would be) that I am completely okay with the way I look and I never get self conscious of my figure.
Believe it or not, it's one of the things I love about Beyonce. This lady is not only a fantastic singer but just look at her! She's gorgeous! And she's curvy and has thighs (besides just having had a baby; or did they have the baby via surrogate?) and is okay with that. I mean, she preformed at the freakin' Super Bowl. I would think you'd have to be okay with the way you look to preform there.
I guess (like Adele), I am simply disappointed. But not surprised. Sadly, I'm not surprised.
Anyone else feel this way? What do you think about the casting?