WIP: Caroline Lee
I know, I know. The baddie and probably least liked of all the Pemberley Digital characters, Caroline Lee is notorious for her rich girl snobby ways, her manipulation, her attitude, and her self-absorbed, inconsiderate actions. But this is why I like Jessica Jade Andres so much. She plays Caroline Lee so well that we love to hate her.
Lots of people find it easy to be annoyed by or even hate Caroline Lee. Yes, she is a manipulative snot. Yes, she’s a vindictive and jealous woman. But Lizzie seemed to have scratched the surface in episode 95 of LBD. Just watch Caroline’s face closely. The mask of control starts to slip, but only for a fleeting moment.
She is used to things going her way. She is the kind of person whose world has only ever been a comfortable, constant thing that she felt she had control of, and the thought of people she cares about leaving just scares her. She doesn’t know how to react to situations where she doesn’t get what she wants because it has probably never happened before. And while it doesn’t justify her behavior and closed-mindedness, I don’t really feel like Caroline should be so completely hated.
…She should be pitied.
Even with James Elton in Emma Approved, Caroline knows that once again she is not the first choice, and to ensure her confidence in her coming marriage as well as in herself, she makes sure she proves herself as the “winner” and Emma as the loser (at least, in her eyes). Caroline probably felt defeated and saw herself as the “loser” when Lizzie and Darcy got together, and to compensate for that perceived defeat, she had to somehow recreate the situation so that she came out victorious. Ultimately, in the end, she ends up with someone who seems well matched to her, which is either nice or terrifying. I’m not quite sure.
So yeah. I still don’t like her, but I don’t think I 100% hate her either.
(PLUS that hair!!! She is easy to loathe but also quite easy to look at. Beauty isn’t everything but hot damn, she is a gorgeous being to behold.)
Anyway, I have an older brother who moved away for college, got married, all that jazz. I was terrified that he would forget about me. Of course, he didn’t, but things haven’t been the same again. So I know how it feels to be possessive of a sibling who is so close to you in age, and feeling left behind when they “find themselves”.
1. Jessica Jade Andres is a great actress.
2. I don’t totally hate Caroline Lee.
3. I am probably watching Pemberley Digital videos too closely, too often, and too analytically.
Also, I’m gonna finish this drawing sometime soon.