She has some resemblance to Karen Allen (at least as much as Sean had to Harrison).
And I think she has talent. She's been wasting it lately, though, with Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. Her first movie was Parent Trap (the remake) and she played twins, one with an American accent and one English, and she did pretty well, IMO.
The problems is that she's never done a period piece. She's always only played a contemporary tween or teen.
Originally posted by Pan Rado Dude... Portman would never, EVER star in a TV movie.
Well she's done a lot of TV work in terms of documentaries and other TV appearances... I wouldn't rule her out of doing something on TV. I'm not suggesting THIS project, however, just pointing out that I doubt she would snub TV altogether if she wanted to do something. She is an actress very interested in her 'craft' and if TV offered something - just as stage has offered in the past - I'm sure she'd do it. She's not just a cardboard "can only appear in movies" Hollywood type.
I have to admit, God help me but I like the Lindsay Lohan idea. Even though I have not seen anything that she had starred in, she just has a quality about her--OK two qualities two big qualities--that makes her very appealing and charming. And the freckles help, too. I'd like to see them use a younger Indy and Marion in the pre-adventure, see how they met, or how they ended up having the affair when she was a teen. Lohan could pull that off, I think.
Mandy Moore's not a bad idea, either. Maybe Anne Hathaway.
I'd like to see an up and coming actress play a young Marion...for example Elizabeth Banks, who plays J.J. Jameson's secretary in "Spiderman 2" :
What do you mean by older actress, Johan? We specifically need a young one. Marion was underaged when she met Indy for the first time, and she was still underaged when she met Indy for the last time before Raiders.