Friday, March 2, 2012

Follow Friday (4) - Casting a book! (Soulless)

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters.

Lately I've been trying to imagine what roles the cast of Downton Abbey could play in books.  So yes that's going at this question completely backwards but I have an answer.  Soulless by Gail Carriger.

I'm still having trouble mentally casting Alexia and Lord Maccon.  But I've been casting the smaller roles in my head using all my favorite Downton Abbey and Harry Potter actors.

Ivy - Lavinia from Downton.  It's just how I pictured her.  Hopefully she can do the goofiness that is key to Ivy.  I can't pretend that this hat/headband didn't inspire me.

Dan Stevens - Downton Abbey - Lyall the prettier of the werewolves.  

I'm still not sure who can pull off Alexia.  I just don't know many Italian British actresses.  As a placeholder person I'm putting up Jessica Brown Findley though I worry she's probably too pretty for the role.  But she looks so good in period attire and is the curvier of the Crawley girls. 

I also find Lord Maccon challenging because he's just SO FREAKING ATTRACTIVE.  He's the sexiest werewolf EVER.  He's Scottish, brash and entirely swoon worthy.  I pictured him as larger, with more reddish hair.  But I've seen a few people cast Jamie Dornan as Lord Maccon and while I'm unconvinced that he could pull off that I'm comletely convinced he needs to be a werewolf in this movie.

Now for people who must be in this movie I just don't know which role:

-Sean Biggerstaff

-Helena Bonham Carter
(Maybe as the vampire hive queen)

I could do this ALL DAY but I have to head to work. Just a heads-up I'll be popping around to visit blogs late Saturday evening because I'm working in the woods all weekend. But I will be visiting so leave a comment, follow, do whatever and I'll come say hello Saturday. 


Beth D. said...

I have had this book sitting around forever. I really need to read it. Great casting choices!

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Juli Rahel said...

I absolutely love Helena Bonham Carter, she's a goddess! Hop on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words

Sarah said...

I actually own the whole series but have yet to read them, new follower, here's mine

Anonymous said...

I've never read this book before but I've heard really great things about it!

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