Have you all read or seen The Devil Wears Prada? I just finished the movie last night–well kind of, the disc was cracked and stopped RIGHT at the end (but that’s another story). Anyway, how great was Miranda? I mean really–did you love her or hate her or both? Lauren Weisberger created one complicated (and thus real) character there–didn’t she? It would have been so easy to cop out and just make her bad, but instead she gave us peeks at her humanity, and we’d think, Oh, she’s going to be good, but then, in the end she totally held to who she was.
I do have to say that seeing Anne Hathaway go through the whole make-over thing yet again, was a bit of a drag in a been-there-done-that kind of way, but it really is a great movie–and I’m sure a great book although I haven’t read it. (I own it though–that TBR pile is totally out of control.)
Anyway, if you are ever wondering how to make your characters real or get comments that your characters are cardboard, cliche, etc. (especially your villains) watch The Devil Wears Prada.