Jane Austen's Characters, Recast With Today's Celebrities

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Even though they were written hundreds of years ago, Jane Austen’s characters stay with us. We meet Elizabeth Bennet, George Wickham, and Fitzwilliam Darcy in coffee shops, workplaces, and parties. That's because Austen had a knack for capturing the essence of human nature, which is one reason we read her over and over again today.

One other place we see Austen's characters? In today's celebrities — these ones, in particular. (Side note, casting directors: If you want to use these suggestions, I'll gladly meet you for afternoon tea to chat about where to send checks.)

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