Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy - A film by Val Kilmer


Minnie Adelaide Still

Minnie Adelaide Still, (left) 34, is Eddy’s personal maid, who recently emigrated to the US from Somersetshire, England. She is a bright, slender, attractive girl who was forced to earn her way in the world when her education as a teenager was cut short as her family fell into sudden poverty. Eddy appreciates her pluck and is nourished by her quiet, down to earth faith. She and “Adda” share a sweet, girlish bond surrounding the small pleasures Eddy allows herself in a life of spiritual rigor and constant demands.

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121 Responses to “Minnie Adelaide Still”

  1. David Matthews says:

    Kelly MacDonald, Emily Blunt

  2. Keith Lockridge says:

    Emily Blunt

  3. Bernice Moody-Falk says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Thompson, and the star of Chicago, whose name escapes me at the moment, but she is very good at British accents. (Diary of Bridget Jones).

  4. Susan says:

    Kate Beckinsale.

  5. Susan says:

    Claudie Blakley, Julia Sawalha, Victoria Hamilton all from PBS’s Lark Rise to Candleford.

  6. Something about Minnie’s description and look brings to mind Mary-Louise Parker.

  7. Chris says:

    Emma Williams – a UK actress who would be ideal in this role. She is an exceptional actress who seems to like unusual roles!

  8. Shelagh Reddy says:

    Hillary Swank.

  9. Christina says:

    Mary louise parker

  10. Carol says:

    Keira Knightly

  11. Alis says:

    Minnie Driver or Mary Louise Parker

  12. Kim says:

    Claire Danes or Kate Winslet

  13. Gina says:

    Mary Steenburgen

  14. christine says:

    Emily Blunt

  15. Jennifer Davis says:

    Kate Winslet

  16. Nancy says:

    Emily Blunt

  17. Christine Domin says:

    Emily Blunt

  18. Mark says:

    Natalie Portman with Kate Beckinsale as understudy

  19. Mia says:

    Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt, or Minnie Driver would all be great possibilities.

  20. Cindy says:

    Allison Janney or Emily Blunt.

  21. Cynthia Voelker says:

    Kate Winslet

  22. Janis Derrick says:

    I like the soulfulness of the actress Winona Ryder.

  23. Sherry says:

    Claire Danes

  24. Malene Kofod says:

    Anne Hathaway or Keira Knightley

  25. Marie says:

    I don’t believe the budget will stretch to having big names for all these roles, and I think it would be great to offer them to talented “unknowns” in the movie/theatre industry who have a connection with Christian Science. I feel this will add to the sincerity of the project too, without compromising on professionalism.

    How about this website start compiling a list of such people?

  26. Dalemarie Davis says:

    Minnie Driver is the only actress who comes to mind for this role.

  27. Linda Laude says:

    Kate Winslet

  28. Sara Hurd says:

    Minnie Driver

  29. Catherine Fitzgerald-K says:

    Elaine Cassidy – Lydia in ‘The Others’.

  30. Dalemarie Davis says:

    Previously, I cast an established actress for this part. Now, after pondering, I would cast myself. I am 51 years old, of sturdy stock, and I am an amateur photographer. I have studied Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health book through an introduction and references from Dr. Ernest S. Holmes, who wrote the book Science of Mind. (I have been a student of Truth for 25 years.) I am also a spritual artist. Meaning, I use oil on canvas and acrylic on canvas to create a 3-D effect; and my themes are spiritually based. I have had some shows and bartered my paintings. I am mature, young at heart, capable, well-read, articulate. I have long medium brown hair and a middle European heritage, while first being an American born citizen. My grandparents journeyed through Ellis Island in the early 1900’s.
    I believe Mr. Kilmer’s voiced thought during “the Library interview”… that “thousands” of movies should absolutely be made about Mrs. Eddy. Global awareness of these truths is imperative so that our global family may transcend the material, thereby saving our fragile planet and realizing the divinity in all of us.
    I also suggest Mr. Kilmer consider making a film about Dr. Ernest Holmes, as well. He would of course be cast as Dr. Ernest Holmes. Thank you.

  31. Sofia Povoas says:

    I would love to play this role!
    Thank you

  32. Katie says:

    Emily Watson or Toni Collette.

  33. Paul says:

    Laura Lapointe is a talented young actress, a student of Christian Science, and is tall, slender, and Minnie’s age. A graduate of the Tisch School, she has had multiple roles singing, dancing, and acting and is ready for a breakthrough role in a mainstage production or film. Just invite her to audition, and you’ll discover her straight-from-the-heart performance skills. She is the one for this role!

  34. Rebekah Ricks says:

    Keira Knightley

  35. S.A. Bishop says:

    ME… I can do it !

  36. J. Miller says:

    Jennifer Garner would be great!

  37. Gail Burkett says:

    Julia Roberts. Renee Zellwiger.

  38. mark says:

    Heather Graham

  39. Diana says:

    Rachel Weisz

  40. Amber says:

    Samantha Morton – she’s outstanding!

  41. Rich says:

    Amy Adams

  42. Elizabeth Banks or unknown………

  43. Kirsti says:

    Perhaps Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger, or um, Keira Knightly. But for such a small part, would a big name actress really want it?

  44. Kirsti says:

    never mind that “small part” comment, she is high on the list, must be important.

  45. Eva says:

    Toni Collette

  46. Ramona Schroeder says:

    Judy Davis

  47. Kit Fuchs says:

    I agree–Claire Danes.

  48. lesley says:

    Joan Cusack.

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