Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Paris Hilton to be Cast as Mother Teresa?

2006 had been, up to now, a banner year for the legally blind. On Saturday March 18, Rachael Scdoris became the first legally blind musher to complete the grueling 1,100-mile Iditarod Dog Sled Race. However, today things took a turn southward. Today, film director T. Rajeevnath, who is based in Thiruvananthapuram, India, announced that Hilton is on his short list to play Mother Teresa in an upcoming film. Rajeevnath said he short-listed Hilton after reading that she had refused to pose nude for Playboy. I certainly am glad that such high standards are being applied to this important casting decision.

How does being legally blind enter into this? Rajeevnath said he stumbled upon the casting idea when he saw a computer-generated image showing what he considers a close facial resemblance between the 25-year-old hotel heiress and the Albanian-born nun, who died in 1997. I have done a painstaking photo analysis of Hilton and Mother Teresa, and am not seeing much in the way of facial resemblance. The first side-by-side appeared on the People Magazine website. Note that the only resemblance appears to be the nearly matching blues in the Hilton's headband and Mother Teresa's headdress.

This second side-by-side uses the only picture of a younger Mother Teresa I was able to find. Hilton had best get to the plastic surgeon stat if she covets this role.

I must conclude from this photographic analyis
that T. Rajeevnath is legally blind.

However, since there are so few other women who are qualified for this choice role, I developed my list of things that Paris Hilton and Mother Teresa have in common. It's a short list:
  1. Being female.
  2. Not posing in Playboy.
That's it. Oh, sure, Mother Teresa lived a simple life and Paris starred in "The Simple Life." But that hardly counts. And Paris, of course, has a number of habits. Only none of them are similar to the ones worn or cultivated by Mother Teresa.

Now that T. Rajeevnath has gotten the Paris Hilton bug out of his system, he should feel free to seek a qualified actress to portray Mother Teresa.


At April 06, 2006, Blogger Neal said...

He's probabably thinking about casting her to pull in the 14-25 year old male demographic.


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