There's Only One Person Who Is Perfectly Suited to Play Hillary Clinton in the Biopic of Her Early Life
But Hillary was never a popular First Lady of our state. She was an outsider, and in a state where the women spend an hour "putting on their face" every morning, Hillary's decision to eschew cosmetics made her immediately untrustworthy. She had her own career, too (at the Rose Law Firm), even while she was raising Chelsea, which made her a lesbian in 60 percent of the population's eyes. I can only imagine how difficult it was for Hillary in my home state (and poor Chelsea Clinton, who was a spoiled princess, but who nevertheless didn't deserve to be the butt of so many of the "you're so ugly" jokes that were popular at the time).
Anyway, putting aside Arkansas' history with HIllary, it looks like James Ponsoldt is directing a biopic about HIllary Clinton's early years, during the Watergate Scandal, called Rodham. Reports are suggesting that four A-listers are circling the project. Here they are:
... and well, no. Hillary Clinton wasn't Southern, so that precludes Reese Witherspoon. It's not a musical, so Amanda Seyfried is out. And ScarJo is way too bomb-shelly to pull off a convincing Hillary. Jessica Chastain could actually pull it off. Maybe. But she doesn't really have it, either. Remember, this is what Hillary looked like during that period.
Remember, Hillary was only 27 at the time. With that, the first person to pop into my head for the role is not an A-lister it all. It's Eden Sher.
You may not recognize her at first, but who better to play an ambitious, go-getter than Sher, who many of you will probably know better as ... Sue Heck.
She's a much better actress, too, than many give her credit for, and she's 23, closer in age to Hillary than the A-listers above. And like Hillary, she can slip in and out of "homely" with ease.
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