The 30th Olympiad may have ceremoniously closed, but talks of who will portray the gold medal winning women’s gymnastic team in the inevitable film adaptation have officially opened. Despite having most of their exploits spoiled by the internet prior to the NBC’s time delayed broadcasting, the team affectionately referred to as “The Fierce Five” managed to capture the glory, the gold, and the adoration of the Americans they represented in the London games. Much like the 2004 film Miracle about the U.S. Olympic hockey team that shocked the world after beating the highly favored Russians, a film version of the Fierce Five would be aimed at fans who simply cannot get enough of this young team’s journey to greatness. It will be no easy task for a young actress to deal with the aches and pains required to portray a world champion gymnast, but Kristen Stewart has started campaigning for the coveted role of the often dour-faced McKayla Maroney in what could be a casting match made in heaven.
When K-Stew was recently asked why she honed in on the role of Maroney, the Twilight star was uncharacteristically enthusiastic with her response. “I saw that look on her face after receiving the silver medal for individual vaulting and thought ‘I hear you girl’……..that’s totally me, and I knew I could accurately portray that feeling of not being impressed with the opportunity most athletes would kill for!” Most people familiar with Stewart’s work know that she tends to specialize in conveying lethargy and anger in the most poopy-faced way possible so it’s no surprise that she badly wants this part. “It’s perfect,” says Stewart. “If sparkly vampires don’t impress me, then what do you think will happen when I’m pretending to win a silver medal at the Olympics?”
The many poopy-faces of K-Stew
The starlet has even been posting pics of herself on twitter that recreate Maroney’s now famous unhappy podium moment. “I just want McKayla to know her story would be in good hands with me, and I hope I can make this happen because I feel like we’re two poopy-faced peas in a pod,” K-Stew said sincerely.
K-Stew’s twitterpic recreating Maroney’s silver medal podium poop face
No word yet on whether Maroney has gotten wind that a such a high caliber actress wishes to depict her in a movie, but any person with their finger on the pulse of the Olympics needs only one guess about how she’d likely reply, “not impressed.”