Hi, everyone! Today we have the lovely Liesel Hill doing a guest post as part of the Persistence of Vision Blog Tour.
Actors for My Story
This is a question that’s difficult for me to answer. When I write a character, I don’t do it with any particular actor or actress in mind. I don’t picture any particular Hollywood face. Of course every writer fantasizes about seeing their story come to life on the screen, whether large or small. Any writer that tells you otherwise is lying.
And then there’s the fact that Marcus and David, being brothers, are supposed to look alike. Of course this can be achieved with makeup and CGI, but any actors I name will not look similar on their own.
That said, I’ll do my best.
I’m a huge fan of the CW’s Supernatural, so either Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki would be welcome in any film adaptation of my books. I think Jensen Ackles would make a great Marcus.
David’s harder to cast. Maybe Channing Tatum or Liam Hemsworth? Even then I’m not certain.
I really don’t have anyone in mind for Maggie. I can’t think of a single actress I’d love to see portray her. Don’t get me wrong. There’re tons of talented actresses that I love, but I’m just not sure any of them are Maggie. They’d have to convince me. Maggie would be an audition sort of thing.
I’d love to see Donald Sutherland or Patrick Stewart in Doc’s role. And for Karl, I’m thinking perhaps Gary Dourdan, though Terry Crews has been suggested, and I wouldn’t mind him in the least.
That’s most of the main roles for book 1. I don’t have anyone in mind for Joan or Clay or any of the supporting roles. I think there are many people that could play them.