Category: baby brookheimer-egan

Do we think that polina frantsena (Mila) could…

Do we think that polina frantsena (Mila) could possibly be baby brookheimer-Egan?!

(I just wrote out a whole post on this and tumble lost it! ACK!)

I am in two minds on this one.

The actress would be a good match for Dan and Amy’s offspring.

Her colouring and complexion is very similar to Anna Chlumsky’s – albeit with much darker blue eyes. But, looking at the IMDb pics, this actress is relatively tall. Not only that, she has a kind of long, cheekbone-y face, which from at least some angles is similar to Reid Scott’s. And mostly importantly of all – FRECKLES.

So there are definitely qualities from both potential parents in there. (In the above picture she also has incredibly defined – that is artificially sculpted – eyebrows, which I’d say comes from Dan, except that isn’t genetic).

But I think the age is a problem. Admittedly, I didn’t see any biographical info on this actress out there, but she apparently played a “20 something” in 2008.

Now, I tend to think that a time jump will be helpful for Veep in making the ages of its youngest cast members closer to the actors’ actual ages (I don’t think Tim Simmons or Reid Scott are really pulling off early thirties at this stage) but it would still mean Anna Chlumsky playing mother to a woman who’s likely less than ten years younger than her. Which is going to strain credibility a bit.

Of course, it could be that this actress reads as incredibly young on screen. It does happen from time to time – one of the actresses in Derry Girls, playing a fourteen/fifteen year old, is 31, and I swear you’d never know it.

So, I think it’s possible that she’s playing Baby B-E – and I think it’s possible she’s playing someone else entirely. I wouldn’t want to state categorically either way at this point.

I tend to think baby Brookheimer-Egan should b…

I tend to think baby Brookheimer-Egan should be a girl. Admittedly there’s jokes either way – it’s a boy they can riff on Dan and him recreating Selina and Catherine’s relationship (which…eep) – whereas if it’s a girl, the jokes kind of write themselves. Karma’s a bitch.

More to the point, Dan’s child being a girl could (at least theoretically) force some character development – it’ll make Dan face the full implications of how badly he’s treated women over the years. (Though he’s definitely narcissistic enough to assume that HIS daughter will be an exception, no one would ever treat HER badly).

I guess the question is… do they want Dan to develop?

(I can’t see Amy’s behaviour changing much whether the child is male or female, so I don’t think her character development is a factor in whatever decision the writers go with)