Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
This week I thought of one of my favorite '80s movies: Working Girl. This is one of those inspiring movies that I occasionally turn on to feel a little more kickass on the job. Plus, Harrison Ford in his hey day is a dreamy sight to behold.
Who would you pick to play Staten Island secretary Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith), who gives herself a makeover — on the inside and on the outside — to be taken more seriously in a high stakes business world?
And of course we have the deliciously undermining executive, Katharine Parker (which is a hard recast for me to imagine due to Sigourney Weaver's flawless performance). And what about the handsome deal-maker Jack Trainer (Ford)?
Also, let's recast Tess's crappy cheating boyfriend Mick Dugan, originally played by a wonderfully sleazy Alec Baldwin. Finally, we have to find Tess her Cynthia (Joan Cusack) — the no-nonsense best friend and fellow secretary who cautions Tess about reaching too far beyond her lot in life.
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 19, complete with a "new" cast photo.
To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast
Tess McGill (Melanie Griffit)
Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford)
Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver)
Mick Dugan (Alec Baldwin)
Cynthia (Joan Cusack)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt