1. List 5 of your favorite female characters (book or screen).
2. Tagging other people is optional
3. If you are tagged link back to the person that tagged you.
4. Link back to Revealed In Time
Choose one character from each category:
4. That I would want to be friends with
5. That I wish had better development
I'm very happy that this tag specifies these can be "five OF your favorite female characters" because I could choose five or ten for each of these categories. So here are the ones I feel like talking about today:
1. Protagonist: Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) in While You Were Sleeping (1995).
I wrote here last year about how much I identify with Lucy. More than with any other fictional character. She's quiet, loyal, protective, generous -- wonderful character.
2. Villain: Drusilla (Juliet Landau)
This is hard for me to answer, because I tend to dislike villains, and there are very few I'm actually fond of. But I get a kick out of Dru, and I love the tenderness of her relationship with Spike, its sweetness contrasting with their ruthless ways so niftily.
3. Superhero: Rogue/Marie (Anna Paquin) in the X-Men movies.
Yes, I chose Rogue over Black Widow. I've loved her longer, you see -- ever since I first saw X-Men (2000). I already loved Wolverine from the comics, and I knew he had a habit of semi-adopting young female characters as a sort of younger sister/daughter, so I absolutely loved the movie's depiction of his relationship with Rogue.
She grounds my Wolvie, gives him someone to care about and come home to, someone to protect and even mentor a little. She reminds him that he's human, I think. I love her mix of honesty and tentativeness, and the way she blooms over the next few movies into a confident young woman.
4. That I would want to be friends with: Nora Charles (Myrna Loy) from the Thin Man movies.
I must admit I have only seen the first 3 Thin Man movies, but I'm working on seeing the rest :-) They are delicious! Nick (William Powell) was a working stiff, a private investigator at that, and Nora is a socialite who scandalized her family and friends by marrying "beneath her." They are an adorable couple, always pretending to bicker but really being the best pals ever, and I would love to hang out with them.
5. That I wish had better development: Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) in Kate & Leopold (2001).
I have issues with this movie and its character development. I do enjoy it, because how can I not enjoy Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber? But Kate bothers me. She's whiny and selfish and unpleasant and needy. And she doesn't change much by the end. So I wish she could go from being all those annoying things into someone happier and nicer, but I never feel like she really does.
Okay, I am not tagging anybody in particular because it took me sooooooooooooooooo long to do this myself. But if you want to do this tag, please do! It's a fun one.