All sweetness and light when dealing with the press and her fans, Danielle Jamison is a different creature behind closed doors. Cold, cunning, and career-obsessed, she’s managed to parlay her role on a teen soap into movie stardom, but she won’t be satisfied until she has the Oscar, an award that’s already eluded her once.
Author’s Notes: Every story needs a villain right? The one in BLAME IT ON THE FAME just happens to come in a petite, sweet-voiced package. Not that Danielle considers herself a villain; she’s just ambitious and goal-oriented and woe betide the person who gets in her way (that includes her husband and two small children.)
I love Danielle and make no excuses for it. I’d totally want to hang out with her and listen to her talk smack about all of the other nominees in her category. I’d just have to be careful never to turn my back on her; otherwise, I might end up with a knife stuck in it.
Danielle Quotes (non-spoilery): “Are you insane? How many kids with leukemia are members of the Academy? If I want to win this thing, and you know I do, then I need to be courting the gay vote, not wasting my time on sick rugrats. Tell GLADD I’ll be there.”
“I’ll look like frickin’ June Cleaver. Minus the pearls, of course. I’ll leave those to Reese, whose kids aren’t nearly as cute as mine. I think she bleaches their hair. It looks just a little too blonde to be natural if you know what I mean.”
“I’ve heard that drugs make you paranoid. I guess you’re living proof.”
Casting: In my mind’s eye, Danielle looks like a young Amy Adams with the natural beauty (strawberry blonde hair, perfect skin, lovely smile) and aura of wholesomeness.