This morning we got the new that Allison Williams will be playing the title role in NBC’s upcoming production of Peter Pan Live. When it was announced, we all had to take a moment to stop rolling our eyes over the fact that they’re doing another musical to begin with in order to roll our eyes at this casting. Because really? Allison Williams? She wouldn’t exactly be my first choice. Or my second, or my third, or… But then again, maybe NBC saw what a successful trainwreck Carrie Underwood was in The Sound of Music and decided to try it again.
Obviously, as with anything, people have opinions. And what better place to share those opinions, in a nice little 140-character package, than on Twitter? It’s where all the best reactions to the actual musical will be when it airs in December, so let’s take a look at some of the most entertaining responses to the casting, shall we? We’ll get through this together.
— LW (@lindseyweber) July 30, 2014
This is probably a good place to start.
“So I’ve been holding on to this pixie cut for NOTHING??!” – Anne Hathaway after hearing Allison Williams will play Peter Pan — Michelle Markowitz (@michmarkowitz) July 30, 2014
Oh but can’t you just see this happening, though?
Aaand the Girls jokes begin.
Allison Williams starring as Peter Pan in NBC’s live musical adaptation is a very Marnie thing to do.
— Brice Sander (@bricesander) July 30, 2014
I like this one. Short and to the point.
Yet another short and sweet one.
Yeah, really. She’s more of a “great stumbled-over-her-in-the-hallway.”
congrats to Allison Williams on at least 3 weeks of promotional interviews where she has to talk about having a pixie cut — Pixie Casey (@pixie_casey) July 30, 2014
I highly doubt she’s going to actually cut it for one night, but they’ll still probably ask her about the wig.
Allison Williams as Peter and Christopher Walken as Hook in the tv version of Peter Pan. Think Sound of Music. Awful news. Is everyone ok? — Maggie McLaughlin (@precioustrollop) July 30, 2014
No, everybody is not okay. I feel numb.
The scene in Peter Pan where Peter dresses like a woman seduces Captain Hook. Starring Alison Williams and Christopher Walken.
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) July 30, 2014
This is going to be weird.
— Richard Carroll (@Richard_Carroll) July 30, 2014
Ouch. Tell us how you really feel.
NBC cast Marnie from Girls as Peter Pan. Please let me know when Allison Williams is allowed to play a character that grows up. — Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) July 30, 2014
Allison Williams will play Peter Pan on NBC. I’m sure her dad Brian Williams had nothing to do with that casting decision… — Jessica Mills (@Jesticles_Mills) July 30, 2014
Always in the mood for a conspiracy theory.
Allison Williams as Peter Pan? This fucking sucks. — Jessie (@ohjessiek) July 30, 2014
Some people are taking it harder than others.
One can only hope.
It’s hard to get excited about Allison Williams singing after Girls encourages us to be like “oh God Marnie please don’t sing” #PeterPan
— Sachi Ezura (@misstrionics) July 30, 2014
Yeah, pretty much.
I’ll leave you with this gem.