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    ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’: Meet The Cast Behind The Movie Based On Judy Blume’s Novel

    Children’s author Judy Blume is a pure soul. A truth teller with illuminating presence, she has reached out to so many kids in need. Through her candid writings about the awkwardness of adolescence, she has been a beacon of light for children who feel unseen and unrepresented. Now one of her most beloved books, ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’ finally gets the movie treatment starring Rachel McAdams.

    ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ is a journey of an adolescent girl Margaret Simon, who has a Christian mother and a Jewish father. As she questions her relationship with God, she also learns to cope with subjects like menstruation and boys. At the time of release, Blume’s book was controversial due to its audacity to question religious and sexual standards. Years later, it is a movie headed by an excellent cast.

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    Cast Of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

    1. Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon

    Abby Ryder Fortson
    Abby Ryder Fortson

    The American actress is known for playing Cassie Lang in ‘Ant-Man‘ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ She has also appeared on ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Transparent.’ She now plays Margaret, the anxiety-ridden adolescent looking for answers in Kelly Fremon Graig’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’.

    2. Rachel McAdams as Barbara Simon

    Rachel McAdams

    Canadian actress Rachel McAdams rose to fame with ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Mean Girls.’ She also starred in the second season of ‘True Detective.’ She played Christine Palmer in ‘Doctor Strange’ and its sequel ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’ She now stars as Margaret’s mother, Barbara, who tries to be a voice of reason in Barbara’s about to be complicated life.

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    3. Benny Safdie as Herb Simon

    Benny Safdie

    One-half of the directorial duo Safdie brothers. Benny Safdie also appeared in ‘Licorice Pizza’ and ‘Pieces Of A Woman.’ He plays Herb Simon, Margaret’s well-meaning yet clumsy dad who might also be figuring things out like his family.

    4. Kathy Bates as Sylvia Simon

    Kathy Bates

    Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates stars as Sylvia Simon in Kelly Fremon Graig’s sophomore feature based on the beloved Judy Blume novel. She plays Margaret’s grandmother, trying to keep in check her daughter and grandaughter’s emotional journeys as they grapple with their move from New York to New Jersey.

    5. Elle Graham as Nancy Wheeler

    Elle Graham

    She has played Susie Coyle in the DC series ‘Swamp Thing.‘ Her television credits include ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Originals,’ and ‘Trial By Fire.’ She now plays Nancy Wheeler, one of Margaret’s friends in the movie ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’.

    6. Katherine Mallen Kupferer as Gretchen Potter

    Katherine Mallen Kupferer

    She made her feature film acting debut with Steven McQueen’s ‘Widows.’ She now plays Gretchen Potter, who soon becomes one of Margaret’s friends as they navigate the treacherous path of puberty and resulting confusion.

    7. Amari Alexis Price as Janie Loomis

    Amari Alexis Price

    Kelly Fremon Graig’s feature film adaptation of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ stars Amari Alexis Price as Janie Loomis. She becomes Margaret’s best friend in no time.

    8. Isol Young as Laura Denker

    She’s an actress, singer/songwriter who’s been performing since she was eight. Before playing Laura Denker in ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’, based on Judy Blume’s novel, she appeared in the films ‘Skin of the Father’ and ‘Alma.’

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    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur
    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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