Our Dream Cast For Netflix’s “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”
Netflix announced in March 2022 that it’s producing a movie version of the bestselling novel “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The book, released in 2017, became a major bestseller, thanks in part to amazing word of mouth on social media. On June 29, the streamer announced that “Russian Doll” co-creator Leslye Headland will be directing the film, so it seems like a casting announcement is imminent. But since there isn’t an official cast yet, we have a lot of ideas about who we’d like to see star in the film.
As readers know, in the book, Evelyn Hugo, now 79, asks magazine writer Monique Grant to help her write her life story. Monique is suspicious as to why a famous actress wants to work with her, but she agrees to listen. Evelyn recounts her life, from growing up with Cuban parents in the Bronx to moving to Hollywood as a teenager to finding fame and fortune – and love. Though she’s well-known for having married seven men, Evelyn reveals the real love of her life is actually fellow actress Celia St. James. The story is interconnected in small ways with some of Reid’s other Hollywood-set books.
While we wait for the official casting news, here are some of the ideas we have for Evelyn, Celia, Monique, and the rest of the cast.