Who Should Play The New Golden Girls?

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“The Golden Girls” 25th anniversary collection comes out today (11/9). For seven years, this NBC sitcom about the lives of four vibrant older women – Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux, Dorothy Zbornak, and Sophia Petrillo – enthralled audiences of all ages. The show is a staple of television history and a favorite for millions of fans around the world. Knowing the entertainment biz, there’s a good chance we’ll see a remake of this classic. So, which of today’s actresses would make suitable replacements 20, 30, or even 40 years down the road?

Rose Nylund

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This is fairly easier than others. Betty White thrilled audiences with her lofty stories of her hometown St. Olaf and epitomized innocence and simple-mindedness. Several Hollywood actresses come to mind for the role of Rose: Reese Witherspoon, Tori Spelling, Lisa Kudrow, Drew Barrymore. For starters, they’re all blonde, and secondly, they’re known to play “the dumb blonde” role rather well. Hopefully they won’t mind being typecast.

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Blanche Devereaux

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One must exude sex appeal, vivaciousness, and sass like no other. Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, or Carmen Electra would be perfect for this. Meow. Enough said.

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Dorothy Zbornak

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You’ve got to have razor-sharp wit and sarcasm that could cut through stone. Several of our Hollywood ladies play cynical and bitter characters all the time, including Linda Cardellini, Natalie Portman, Alyssa Milano, or Jennifer Connelly. Imagine them with a little gray hair and you might have a successful new Dorothy Zbornak.

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Sophia Petrillo

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One has to be spunky, loud, and socially inappropriate to play Sophia Petrillo. Her sharp tongue and callous observations of her roommates earned big laughs and admiration. A feisty Amber Tamblyn, Katie Holmes or Shannen Doherty in their later years might do the magic.

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Who do you think should play the fearsome foursome? Let us know in the comments.

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