Steve Coogan as Donald Trump? 6 Actors Reveal Their True-Life Dream Roles

8:00 AM 11/29/2018

by THR staff

Felicity Jones wants to play Hillary Clinton.

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Continue reading to see the real people Saoirse Ronan, Keira Knightley, Melissa McCarthy and Claire Foy, among others, would most like to portray onscreen. 



  • Josephine Bonaparte

    "Before she became Napoleon's wife — because she was imprisoned in Carmes and there's fucking amazing stories there. Her life was really extraordinary."

  • Hillary Clinton

    "I've always wanted to play Hillary Clinton. So I'm taking on one mighty female leader at a time."

  • Bernadette Devlin

    "Bernadette Devlin, who was a freedom fighter in Northern Ireland and was elected to Parliament in the United Kingdom."

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    "There's so many amazing women. Eleanor Roosevelt has always fascinated me. That would be a cool one."

  • Elizabeth Taylor

    "I haven't given it much thought, to be honest! I think just someone that poses a bit of a challenge, or, you know … Elizabeth Taylor!"

  • Donald Trump

    "Maybe Donald Trump. Maybe not. They say you have to love the character you're playing, and I'm not sure I'd be capable of that."

    This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.