Does anyone else who’s a writer just have that moment where you find an actor that looks just like your character and you almost have a heart-attack and die…?
I currently have three stories playing about in my head, and in them I have cast several of my favorite actors. Though some of the roles remain up for grabs, once I figure out which actor is going to “play” which character, I suddenly have no problem writing them :)
Story #1 takes place twenty years in the future (the story involves technology screwing things up a bit) and I have cast Richard Hammond and Clark Gregg in it. The main character is a teenage girl, though, and I based her on my niece.
Story #2 is actually three books long (taking place in modern times, but with some very old, though unaging people) and, while the main character and her best friend are based on my daughter and her friend, the rest of the cast includes Billy Boyd, Elias Koteas, Sean Bean, Brad Dourif, Alfre Woodard, Richard Gant, and Tom Hiddleston.
Story #3 is quite a bit fantasy-based and, so far, the only person I have cast in it is Tom Hiddleston as a quite old, though young-looking king who would rather be anything but :)
(Source: kristcoanthonynovoselic, via thatawkwardwritingmoment)