If (and I say “if”) Carey Mulligan is firmly cast as Hillary Clinton in James Ponsoldt‘s Rodham (the script for which I reviewed a few days ago) Mulligan might want to (a) put on a few pounds or (b) wear prosthetics that give her a very slight chubby-cheek look. Clinton was never “heavy” but she had a roundish chipmunk face, and Mulligan is a tiny bit taller and has thinner, more delicate bones. If she wants to go all Robert De Niro and get it really right, she’ll start wolfing down the cheesburgers a month before filming begins or she’ll round herself off a la January Jones in Mad Men.

(l.) Hillary Rodham upon graduating from Yale University, age 21 or so; (r.) Carey Mulligan.