Friday, February 23, 2007
Casting My Characters
Yes, I do. I cast my characters. I cut out pictures from magazines and download them from the internet and post them on the bulletin board I have by my computer. It's a writer thing. Most likely a result of my theater background. Once I wanted to be an actress, so when I create my characters, I always have to figure out who would "play" them in my ideal movie of the book.
So...SPOILER ALERT. If you're a reader who likes to imagine for yourself what the characters look like....read no farther!
But if you want a peek into my mind (big Mwahaha here), read on...
Above, pictures of h/H for my upcoming May Special Edition, a BRAVO story, FROM HERE TO PATERNITY. Yes, the heroine is modeled after Kyra Sedgwick of the terrific cable series THE CLOSER. And "playing" the hero...okay, his name escapes me now. Too much info inside my brain. Hey, it happens. If anyone recognizes him from the pictures, drop me a comment. I do like to give my actors screen credit!
On the bottom half of the board above: a map of the town, New Bethlehem Flat, CA, where the book takes place. And a calendar where I jot in what happens and when. Yes, to me, my books take place in real time. Yet another quirky author thing.
And the Hero and Heroine of RALPHIE'S WIVES?
To me, Phoebe is played by Jennifer Connelly
Here you go....
Yes, Antonio Banderas all the way. Okay, okay, a slightly younger Antonio, but Antonio nonetheless.
And here's a question: When you read a book, do you "cast" the characters, do you picture real people as the hero and heroine?