6 Reasons Shailene Woodley Is The Perfect Laney For The She’s All That Remake
According to The Wrap, a remake of the classic 1999 teen rom-com She's All That is in the works. I'm pretty remaked out at this point, and the fact that a movie this recent is already being rebooted makes me feel kind of old. Also, the message of that movie was pretty terrible. Still, I can't pass up an opportunity to share my dream casting for Laney Boggs, the character Rachael Leigh Cook played in the original.
Shailene Woodley was born to play this role, my friends. Seriously, I'm pretty sure when Shailene was born the doctor took one look at her and said, “Wow, that's quite the Laney Boggs you've got there.” In case the reasons aren't already clear enough for you, I'll go ahead and list them.
1. She knows all about the secret lives of American teenagers.
She spent five seasons exploring teenagedom on that godawful ABC family series, so even though she's now in her twenties, she has extra experience with how teenagers operate. Not to mention she's in every teen movie to exist, so what's another one to add to the pile?
2. She would nail the performance art scenes.
I'm pretty sure if Shailene Woodley ever saw She's All That, she took one look at Laney's performance art and was like, “Wow, what a powerful masterpiece. I totally get it.” The girl drinks from mason jars and makes her own toothpaste, people!
3. She has overalls-wearing experience.
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Add some nerdy-but-totally-adorable glasses, and we're good to go.
4. She's already played a nerdy girl who falls for the popular guy.
Ever heard of a little movie called The Spectacular Now? That one got a lot more critical acclaim than She's All That, but the premise isn't too far off. Shailene could do it in her sleep.
5. She's cool with makeovers.
She already cut her hair for The Fault in Our Stars, so I'm sure she'd be fine making a change for the classic girl-who-was-already-hot-but-wore-glasses-walks-down-stairs-looking-more-stereotypically-hot moment.
6. They'll most likely seek “diverse” leads, and she's already “divergent.”
Yeah, I realize that probably means non-white, which Shailene is not, but I couldn't resist making the joke. And sure, you could say that sort of cancels out the rest of the reasons on this list, but I just had to share my dream casting with you. I guess that would make me an insurgent. Okay, I'm done.
I wonder how M. Night Shyamalan feels about all this.