Here’s where you can get to know the cast of characters from The Cyber Miracles a bit better.
Thanks, Nancy Olivieri, for this suggestion. Several readers have wondered how to pronounce some of the characters’ names. Hope this helps:
Cast the film
If a film were made of “The Cyber Miracles,” which actors would you choose to portray the characters in the book? Send your ideas to 1MaeveKenny@gmail.com. I’ll post them here.
Maeve Kenny: Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore on “The Gilmore Girls”); Rachael McAdams; Meg Ryan, Anne Hathaway, Valerie Bertinelli, Amy Adams
Ciaran Burns: Cillian Murphy; Matthew McConaughey, Robert Buckley (Kirby on “Lipstick Jungle”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Ty Conneely: Tim Gunn
Andy Krall: Johnny Depp (when he was younger, in the “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” era); John Cusack, John Krasinski, Jake Gyllenhaal, Benjamin McKenzie, James McAvoy
Toni Sellars: Kim Cattrall, Melissa Rivers, Samantha Harris
Martin Kenny: Tom Bosley, James Cromwell, Colm Meany
Eileen Kenny: Imelda Staunton
Father Mike: Ewan MacGregor
Parmalee Jones: Oprah Winfrey, Ruby Dee
Chelsea Bachrach: Blythe Danner, Helen Mirren, Noni Smith (local legendary Binghamton actress)
Brídgeen: Sandra Bullock, Zooey Deschannel, Jennifer Connelly
Fergal: Colin Farrell, David O’Hara, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Shane: Matthew Perry, Colin Farrell
Dom Dellapenta: Kevin Baumgartner, Mark Ruffalo, Jack Black
Arabella Diavolo: Raquel Welch, Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria Parker
Ben Bulben’s Pub barmaid: Brenda Fricker
Pesca: Jessica Simpson
Suh Li: Yoko Ono
Here are the cast members’ replies to five questions asked of them:
1) What’s in heavy rotation on your iPod right now?
2) What’s your favorite movie?
3) What’s your favorite snack food?
4) What’s your favorite color?
5) What’s your biggest regret?
Maeve: 1. U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”; 2. “Working Girl”; 3. Dove chocolate; 4. teal; 5. dating “pretty men”
Ciaran:1. Sting, “When We Dance”; 2. “The Dead”; 3. PowerBar; 4. indigo; 5. giving up regional theatre for a soap opera role
Andy:1. TOFOG, “What You Want Me To Forget”; 2. “Shaun of The Dead”; 3. Orbit Mint Mojito gum; 4. Che Guevara red; 5. that road trip to Cortland
Toni:1. Sugar Pie DeSanto, “Use What You Got”; 2. “L.A. Confidential”; 3. Utz Crab flavor potato chips; 4. flame red; 5. I have no regrets!
Brídgeen:1. The Commitments, “Destination: Anywhere”; 2. “Sliding Doors”; 3. Crunchie and/or Flake bars; 4. rose; 5. not speaking my mind about Ciaran
Fergal:1. Sharon Shannon, “Cavan Potholes”; 2. “Into the West”; 3. salt & vinegar Taytos; 4. blue; 5. teaching Michael Flatley all he knows
Think you know someone who resembles one of the characters in real life? Send along a photo as a jpeg file (no larger than 100 x 140 pixels) to 1MaeveKenny@gmail.com and I’ll share it with readers on this page.