Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Katrina Leno's "The Half Life of Molly Pierce"

Katrina Leno grew up in Connecticut and spent her childhood summers by the shore in Massachusetts, where The Half Life of Molly Pierce, her first novel, takes place. Leno was first published at the age of sixteen in the Connecticut Review and now holds an MFA in creative writing.

Here Leno shares some thoughts about casting an adaptation of The Half Life of Molly Pierce:
This is a hard one because there are so many phenomenal younger actors right now, so instead of naming names, I’m going to be a bit more vague. I’d love to see someone with a larger body type playing Molly. I think all bodies are great and beautiful (small bodies, big bodies, short bodies, tall bodies) but I think we currently have an underrepresentation in media of fuller figured women (and young women). I’d love to see Molly bring some curves to the screen, because skinny women have definitely received their fair share of airtime. I wish we would get over our obsession with size zeros and start showing love to every body type.
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