Not long ago, I was interviewed on Taryn Rae’s Tuesdays with Taryn for Book 1 of the Jewel Trilogy, Sapphire Ice.
One of the questions she asked me was:
Whom would you cast as your Hero & Heroine if your book became a movie?
This took me a while to answer, because I’m not “plugged in”. I like movies and go see them often (most recently I saw Bourne Legacy and Expendables 2). But, unless it is a fun, campy action movie that falls in line with our viewing standards (no premarital sex, gratuitous sexuality, etc.), then I don’t see it. I also really don’t know actors’ names. I usually recognize that I might have seen an actor before, but have a hard time placing where (case in point: I knew I knew the actor in the upcoming remake of Red Dawn, but until I looked it up, I did not recognize him as the actor who plays Thor – despite having seen the movie Thor many times with my boys and recently seeing Avengers in the theaters.)
So, this question tripped me up and was incredibly interesting to me. It made me really think about and research an answer. Since I don’t know who these actors are, I’m going to tell you I’m just going with looks – not personality or acting ability.
Antonio “Tony” Viscolli: Raoul Bova
Robin Bartlett: AnnaSophia Robb
Do these actors match your mental images of Robin and Tony?
Who would you have cast in a movie?
Join me next week as we look at Barry and Maxine!