The Role of Jackie

For all you Flirting with Forty lovers who’ve been wanting movie details, the role of Jackie has not only been cast, but made public this morning.

Heather LocklearI’ve known for a couple of weeks that they’d cast Heather Locklear in Jackie’s role, and I knew it’s to be a holiday movie for Lifetime this December, but I wasn’t at liberty to share the details. However, now that there’s news in the press and online, I thought those of you who’ve wanted to hear the details would enjoy the update.

While I’m not free to say anything about Kai yet, I will say they’ve offered the part to an actor who actually looks a lot like Kai in my mind so it’ll be fun to see what happens. I hope he takes the part. He’s a hot actor as my friend Mitchy says and he’d be great playing against Heather. I just wonder if he can surf…

Here’s to the movie, and here’s to hoping it’ll be another successful Lifetime film!

Photo courtesy of Reuters (thanks!)


  1. I just can’t wait for this movie! What a great person to play Jackie! So excited to hear who will take on Kai’s role:)

  2. I hope he accepts the part. =)& if he can’t surf, I’d be devastated. Heather Locklear is awesome. Love love loved her playing Amanda in Melrose. She can definitely pull of Jackie.

  3. I am so excited to have Heather Locklear in the role–she is fabulous and a Libra (you know if you are interested in astrology like me and a Libra). Will you get to meet her???

  4. That is AWESOME news Jane! I love Heather Locklear and she is the pefect Jackie!!! Can’t wait to hear more about the hottie!

  5. Can’t wait to see it! However, I just ordered the book, so I can’t say for sure if it’s the perfect fit 😉 I loved Odd Mom Out though and think they should cast you as Marta, Jane!

  6. Congratulations! That exciting news about the movie. I even put a sticky note on December to make sure I look for the time and date it shows. Heather Locklear will be awsome as Jackie. She’s almost as pretty as you. I love this book and I can’t wait for the movie.

  7. CONGRADULATIONS on the movie Flirting with 40 !! ALSO for Mrs. Perfect!! I loved Odd Mom out and had sent you a email about how much i enjoyed it and you kindly responded I can’t wait to get your new book i know it’s awesome!! I’m very happy for you. Lori Barnes

  8. I can’t wait till this movie comes out. The best guy to play Kai is an actor who was in a movie called Tempted with Virigina Madsen named
    “Jason Momoa” who is Hawaiian. He is so hot and would be perfect for this role.

  9. You go girl, I have all the confidence in you. Much Aloha from Hawaii friends, Alika, Nikki, and Kristy. We all love the books. Say Hi to Jake and Ty.

  10. Hi Jane. I was lucky enough to be a part of your movie and live in Honolulu for the past 23 years. I wanted to thank you again for your book and creatating work for wowmen in Hawaii!!!!Looking so forward the premier of your movie!!! Lot’s of Aloha, Lisa

  11. I have to say I loved ” flirting with 40 but I feel like Heather Locklear as the character of Jackie is waaaay off. She’s a Hollywood starlet.. not a soccor mom coming into her own. Where is she struggling to understand she might be attractive to a 30 year old????

  12. I agree with Danielle about Heather.. although she’s a very pretty actress with experience she falls short of the character of ” Jackie “. I feel like Jackie was sold out for mainstream Hollywood. She doesn’t even have red hair. Please Jane… be careful of who you choose for this movie. It’s touched hearts of women everywhere and it was very real… we want it kept that way.

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