Brie Larson is a great actress. She's on fire now in the movie world. In Room she delivered a really strong performance and now she's really sought after. She's in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island and she has been chosen for the role of Captain Marvel. That means we'll see her in Avengers: Infinity Wars with solo movie and onwards. I think she's an actress that one can easily sympathize with.
Height: 5' 7" (1,7 m)
My apologies for this late addition. I just found Marielle's thread in another forum, and am moving this here now:
To add an actress to the mix, may I suggest Julia Montes? She's unknown in the US, but she's a model/actress of Filipina/German heritage. To my knowledge, there isn't any "fiery/spunky female" stereotype attached to the Filipino demographic, so I don't think we'd get an eyeroll or offended tweet from casting her as the sun. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Montes http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1981475/