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April 17 2006

Coverage of the Firefly/Serenity panel at the SciFi summit which was held in Pasadena last month. Questions ably answered by Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and Morrena Baccarin, including the one about the River recast rumour.

This is the first I've ever heard of this rumour. I didn't come across it at all. Could someone fill me in?
I hope that rumour was an April Fool's joke. No one else could be River than Summer.
The rumor came from Summer herself, when she heard about the movie getting greenlighted she made a remark in an interview she did about having a dream about Joss recasting the part of River for the movie. However, as she said Joss wasn't going to do the movie without the original cast.
What I heard was that Summer went to Joss after hearing about the greenlight and told him that if he had to recast River with some big-name actress, she'd understand. To which Joss said, no way in the 'Verse.
And that's what makes Joss Joss! Summer can be the big-name actress, in time
I don't know... 'Glau' is pretty short--if she wants to be a big-name actress, she'd have to marry someone with a long last name and hyphenate, or something. ;-)

Oh, god. Now I imagined Serenity with River recast as Lindsay Lohan or someone like that. Take it out of my brain! Take it out of my braaaaaaain!

[ edited by Telltale on 2006-04-18 00:04 ]
What about Morgan Freeman? ;-)
Only if it doesn't conflict with filming Wonder Woman billz ;).
Good point, Saje! ;-)
Oh, god. Now I imagined Serenity with River recast as Lindsay Lohan or someone like that. Take it out of my brain! Take it out of my braaaaaaain!


Holy hannah...now that's all I can think about! Make it stop!!
It'd be funny if someone made a flash movie or something that had all 9 of them recast with horrible people like Lindsay Lohan. Ohh or maybe a Robot Chicken skit.
How about:

Lindsay Lohan as River
Britney Spears as Kaylee
Paris Hilton as Inara
Carmen Electra as Zoe
Sylvester Stallone as Jayne
Rob Schneider as Wash
Keanu Reeves as Mal
Jimmie "J.J." Walker as Book
Kevin Federline as Simon
I love Adam's comment that you always play the hero- it reflects what Joss said in the commentary for Serenity (Series movie) about the interrogation scene with Lawrence and Jayne. Jayne always saw himself as the hero of the show.
batmarlowe...wow.

--Rob Schneider/Wash: It looks like the frickin' thing just fell off the ship! Sex with a dolphin!

*pause*

Keanu Reeves/Mal: *deer in headlights* ...There is no spoon?

--I also now have an image of Sylvester Stallone in Jayne garb screaming, "Veeeeeeeeeeeeera!" as Kevin Federline/Simon cuts his eye open so he can fight Carl Weathers/Operative. 'Cuz we all know that Carl Weathers needs to be the Operative.

Also Paris Hilton/Inara going, "That's hot!" My mind needs to stop.

...And Summer's a vegetarian? Ya learn somethin' new every day.
Popozow, batmarlowe. Po. Po. Zow. ;-)

And it certainly means Kaylee will be knocked up in the sequel, Serenity 2: Rocky Fully Reloaded at the Crossroads Having Good Times in a House of Wax with the Demolition Man, featuring Carmen Electra. ;-)
Baccarin was then asked what back story she'd like to know about her character. Id like to know why she was so crotchety."

LOL!
Rob Schneider/Wash: It looks like the frickin' thing just fell off the ship! Sex with a dolphin!

*pause*

Keanu Reeves/Mal: *deer in headlights* ...There is no spoon?

Also Paris Hilton/Inara going, "That's hot!" My mind needs to stop.

UnpluggedCrazy | April 18, 07:16 CET


haha that was too funny :)

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