Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just for Fun

I really wanted to get a visual of them... my characters that is! These are the faces I visualize in The Heart is Lonely Still...


Kate Beckinsale as Kate Harrington


Colin Firth as Henry Clarke


Jude Law as Jude Matthews


Richard Armitage as John Clement


Rosamund Pike as Jane Clayborne


Lucy Griffiths as Claire Clement

Question: What faces would you pick to represent your characters?


Mariah Irvin said...

Oh gosh, that's next to impossible in my case. My MC has curly red hair, something I don't really see that often. Maybe that girl from "The Notebook".

I love your choices!

Martin Willoughby said...

I look in the mirror. Most of my characters are a partial reflection of myself.

Litgirl01 said...

Mariah - I am SURE there are some young actresses put there with red curly hair! :-)

Martin - Even the women? :-D I know what you mean..same here for sure! I just wanted to see them in 3D!

beth said...

I very rarely have distinct pictures of my characters in my mind (a weakness of mine: I struggle describing them).

Most recently, though, in my MG WIP, I had two characters with sources from actors: Nathan Fillion and Audrey Hepburn.

KLo said...

This is a cool idea ... I'll have to think about this and see what sort of "casting" I can do : )

Lisa and Laura said...

Ooh, I love Colin Firth! I'm scared that if I did this exercise right now I'd end up casting Gerard Butler as a 16-year-old. Must wait until my obsession dies down. At least a little.

Scott said...

LitGirl01 - you have too much time on your hands!

Well, when they make a movie of my book . . . I seriously have no clue. I know what they look like in my mind, but would have a hard time finding actual photos of them.

I also agree with Martin - my characters are a partial reflection of myself . . . well, at least the male one. ; )


Litgirl01 said...

Beth - it's great to have visuals. It helps me with description. PS...I was bored at work!

KLo - I can't wait to see! :-D

Lisa and Laura - LOL! Weren't we going to stalk him? :-D

Scott - That's...Litgirl, dost thou hath too much time on thy hands? By the male you mean the margarita drinking gladiator?

Lady Glamis said...

Oh, awesome! I LOVE that I can see how you see them. That's not how I envisioned Kate. No matter how many times you said her hair was dark, I just saw her as blond blond blond. Hmmm. :D

Colin Firth as Henry? Hmmmm, that's interesting! The others are SPOT on for me!

Cindy said...

That's a great cast for your characters. :) You already saw mine.

Icy Roses said...

Haha, just the picture of Colin Firth now makes me want to read your novel.

This sounds creepy? I usually browse DeviantArt for original pieces. I prefer paintings and drawings to real pictures and real actors. When I assign an actor/actress to a character, I am afraid that the personality traits associated with that person subconsciously influence my portrayal of the fictional character. And also, drawings have that fictional, dreamy feel to them that I like.

Anonymous said...

for a while i have been thinking of writing short stories or maybe even writing a novel, But there is this one story i wrote about my cat... really cute. But I don't know where to start..... But when I do start this I will do... And i love your choices!! I love Jude law!!!

Litgirl01 said...

Michelle - why did I knowww that you weren't going to buy Colin Firth as Henry!! LOL I always pictured Mr.Darcy gone bad! You know you love Henry!!
Ps...Kate's hair is dark. hehe Love that you could visualize them.

Cindy - I did see yours! :-D Thanks for the GREAT idea! Not the first I've gotten from you.

Icy - I see what you mean. Somehow, they didn't influence the behaviors of my characters too much. You are welcome to be a beta reader! ;-)

Courtney - I'm hoping you are writing the paper for my class! :-D

Scott said...

Margarita Drinking Gladiator? OMG, I've just found the next great character I can write about. Thanks for the inspiration! Too funny.

I'll have you know that my gladiators like full, overflowing pints of a good, strong ale. The Emperor, on the other hand, has declared margaritas the drink of royalty . . . thus, why I drink them (and you, of course)! : )


Ann Victor said...

Oooh! Colin Firth AND Jude Law. Where can I buy my ticket to your movie premier??

Good question. Faces to my characters. I knew all along that I'd want Robin Williams as Iwebo Aiyetoro (a priest), and possibly Daniel Day Lewis as Ted. But the three main women characters have me stumped.

Litgirl01 said...

Scott- LOL!!! Royalty eh? But of course! :-)

Ann - I wish it was a movie! LOL They are HAWT! Your cast sounds great too! I always wonder how you guys come up with those interesting names. That's true creativity! :-)

Marybeth said...

Fun question...I'd have to think about this one and get back to you :D

Anonymous said...

I am very much so, i wrote that comment when i got home last night during dinner.

Danyelle said...

Fun! I would love to find faces for my characters. Would make it so much easier to keep everything straight!

Yamile said...

You know what? I don't see mine in actors, but in people I've met in my life. One of my favorite characters looks like a boy who happened to be a professional soccer player and was my neighbor. I didn't know I had a crush on him 16 years ago, but now that my main character has his face and his name, I think that maybe I did :)

Litgirl01 said...

Yamile... I have a minor character named Edward who is modled after one of my former students. :-)

Omi said...

Thank god I'm not the only one who does this! My pictures were a bit big, but ... I thought I was being crazy when I did it. Still haven't read any more of your blog besides the latest two posts, but so far it's looking good.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I LOVE KATE!!! The rest of the cast looks good too. Cant wait to see your story on the big screen :)