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Recast Felicity

Recast Felicity and Win a Prize!

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!

The WB (remember when it was just the WB?) has given me so many earnest dramas to revel in, and Felicity sucked me in from day one. I loved the idea of a "college drama" that portrayed higher education the way I liked to romanticize it, which is to say: full of cozy sweaters, intriguing classes, BFFs and boys. And deep thoughts. And working at coffee shops.

So, who would you cast as the main character Felicity, originally played with a subtle spunkiness by Keri Russell? Then there are the two main men in her life: dreamy Ben, who she followed to NYU, and responsible resident adviser Noel. Who would you cast as her funny Wiccan roommate Meghan, and good friend Julie? I think we should recast Felicity's other friends Elena and Sean, too. Finally, let's think of someone to play Javier, Felicity's boss at Dean & DeLuca.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Nov. 25, 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:
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell)
Noel Crane (Scott Foley)
Ben Covington (Scott Speedman)
Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller)
Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman)
Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg)
Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson)
Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez)

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Join The Conversation
austinfab austinfab 8 years
It was so hard to re-cast Felicity. No one has the sweetness about them anymore...all the young people now are tainted and all the people that I could think of that have that essence about them are older and wouldn't fit anymore. I <3 Felicity!!!
alynn alynn 8 years
Felicity Porter - Rachel Bilson Noel Crane - Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars) Ben Covington - Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) Elena Tyler - Tessa Thompson (Veronica Mars) Meghan Rotundi - Eva Amurri (see Saved) Sean Blumberg - Jason Segel Julie Emrick - Bethany Joy Galeotti (One Tree Hill) Javier Clemente Quintata - Rex Lee
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
i can't imagine anyone else as felicity! i'm just going to wait and see who the winner came up with :P
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
LOVE LOVE LOVE Emily Van Camp as Felicity and Robert Buckley as Ben. Amber Tamblyn would also be great as Meghan. I can't think of any young actors to fill in the rest. Oh i wish they'd make a college-age drama again. its all high school and the hills. i do like Greek on ABC Family, but its a little immature. i loved Felicity!
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 8 years
ilanac13.. I couldn't agree with you more about Robert Buckley as Ben Covington.. that's the only one I could really think of that's so fitting. I dont really pay attention to actors to know how to recast this one... I also loved Felicity too much to want to!!!
austinfab austinfab 8 years
Felicity- Amy Adams Ben- Adrian Grenier Noel- Milo Ventimiglia Meghan- Kat Dennings Julie- Taylor Momsen Elena- Gabrielle Union Sean- Seth Rogen Javier- Mario Cantone I <3 Felicity! I wish they still showed re-runs!!!
drea12576 drea12576 8 years
Why on earth would you recast this show? Every actor in every part, even guest appearances were perfectly cast. I say bring the original cast back for a reunion show.
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 8 years
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) - Emma Watson from Harry Potter Noel Crane (Scott Foley)- Kyle Howard from My Boys Ben Covington (Scott Speedman)- Brody Jenner from The Hills Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller)- Jennifer Hudson from AI, SATC Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman)- Ellen Page from Juno Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg)- Seth Rogan from Knocked Up Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson)- Ashley Tisdale from HSM Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez)- Alan Cumming from ... everything
leoguy72388 leoguy72388 8 years
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) = Kristen Bell Noel Crane (Scott Foley) = Lee Pace Ben Covington (Scott Speedman) = Dave Anable Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller) = Gabrielle Union Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman) = Zooey Deschanel Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg) = Jason Segel Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson) = Joanna Garcia Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez) = Perez Hilton
jules0701 jules0701 8 years
Impossible to recast. This is one of my call time favorite shows. You will never find someone and swoon inducing as Scott Speedman aka Ben Covington
annalisa annalisa 8 years
Felicity Porter: Emily VanCamp Noel Crane: Ashton Kutcher Ben Covington: Robert Buckely Elena Tyler: Rutina Wesley Meghan Rotundi: Evan Rachel Wood Sean Blumberg: Seth Rogen Julie Emrick: Emma Watson Javier Clemente Quintata: Willie Garson
JaLi71 JaLi71 8 years
Felicity Porter: Evangeline Lily Noel Crane: Joshua Jackson Ben Covington: Milo Ventimiglia Elena Tyler: Gabrielle Union Meghan Rotundi: Olivia Wilde Sean Blumberg: Justin Long Julie Emrick: Bethany Joy Galeotti Javier Clemente Quintata: Oscar Nunez
jp2308 jp2308 8 years
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) - OLIVIA THIRLBY Noel Crane (Scott Foley) - JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Ben Covington (Scott Speedman)- CHANNING TATUM Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller) - ROSARIO DAWSON Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman)- KAT DENNINGS Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg) - JOSH PECK Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson) - NIKKI REED Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez) - DAVID CROSS
megan921 megan921 8 years
oh this makes me sad but if i had to pick i'd say nomiloo2000's is pretty close!!
bbmahal637 bbmahal637 8 years
Felicity Porter - Amber Tamblyn
sundew sundew 8 years
Felicity Porter - Olivia Thirlby Noel Crane - Chris Lowell Ben Covington - Robert Pattinson Elena Tyler - Tessa Thompson Meghan Rotundi - Kat Dennings Sean Blumberg - Ed Helms Julie Emrick - Ellen Page Javier Clemente Quintata- Sean Hayes
chyna426 chyna426 8 years
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell)-Kristen Bell Noel Crane (Scott Foley)-Shai Lebeuf Ben Covington (Scott Speedman)-Chad Michael Murray Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller)-Monique Coleman Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman)Leighton Meester Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg)-Adam Brody Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson)-Hayden Panettiere Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez)-Jay Manuel(americas next top model judge)
sfunkera sfunkera 8 years
haha to recasting them with the cast of Office!
katie171 katie171 8 years
Characters to recast: Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) - Jenna Fischer Noel Crane (Scott Foley) - John Krasinski Ben Covington (Scott Speedman) - B.J. Novak Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller) - Melora Hardin Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman) - Angela Kinsey Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg) - Ed Helms Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson) - Mindy Kaling Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez) - Oscar Nunez
lily_xx lily_xx 8 years
no, no, no.... no other actors could possibly live up to the original cast. this was/is my favorite show of all almost feels blasphemous to even consider recasting it!
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
P.S. Does anyone know how we get our t-shirt if we win? I won a recast a little while back and never received my t-shirt!
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
Felicity Porter (Keri Russell) -- Olivia Thirlby Noel Crane (Scott Foley)--Ed Westwick Ben Covington (Scott Speedman)-- Zach Gilford Elena Tyler (Tangi Miller)-- Brea Grant Meghan Rotundi (Amanda Foreman)-- America Ferrera Sean Blumberg (Greg Grunberg)-- Zachery Levi Julie Emrick (Amy Jo Johnson)-- Ashley Newbrough Javier Clemente Quintata (Ian Gomez)-- Oscar Nunez
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