She wouldn't have been my choice. Couldn't they have found someone better known all over the world? What was Carnival's reasoning for choosing Marcia Gay Harden? I know she is a stage actress and I have seen her in one movie, Mystic River. She may be well known in New York and on Broadway but does not appeal to a broad range of people. Especially the important role as Godmother of THE DREAM, good grief. Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel would have been a good choice, in my opinion.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
IMDB lists 76 performance credits but I wasn't familiar with her either.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
I am thinking the other reasons for selecting her are important....
since they were having the ceremony in Manhattan..."stage and theater" actress was key.
She is very involved with St Judes Children's Hospital and since Carnival is now involved with St Judes....it was a good fit.
She has won an Oscar and a Tony ....
and (and I think most importantly)....her father (now deceased) was a Captain in the Navy.
COMPLETES THE FLEET
If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!
Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
20 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale...he is the only DOUBLE Milestone under the age of 21)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND