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Does it ever happen that you read a book and you "see" certain actors/TV characters in the story? I mean, of course, I love Tom Welling & Jensen Ackles, so I have a tendency to see their looks in almost every single hero I read in any of my books (especially if they've got dark hair or brownish hair).

But... recently... I was reading a book ("Talk Me Down" by Victoria Dahl) and the two main characters are almost exact replicas of Emily Rose and Lucas Bryant (from "Haven"... they play Lucy & Nathan). What's even weirder is that the book is set in a small town and the guy (Ben) is a police chief! (Which is what Bryant's character is on the show "Haven".)

While I adore Lucas Bryant and his character (so frakkin' adorkable, it's not even funny), it's actually getting to be a little distracting.... kind of in a good way, but also a little weird. I even looked up the publication date to see if - maybe - the author got her inspiration FROM "Haven", but saw that the book came out LONG before the show came out.

Anyway... has this ever happened to you guys? That you're reading a book and you're like, "BAM... that one actor is THIS character..." or vice versa? That you're watching a show or a movie & suddenly you see these odd similiarties between the character/actor onscreen and book you read?

Another example for me would be Jessica Ann Woll from "True Blood"... for whatever reason, I imagine Rose Weasley (from Harry Potter's next gen) to look EXACTLY like her, because I can imagine Ron & Hermione having a daughter that looks like that.


Date: 2011-09-12 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verogeller.livejournal.com
Well, when I read "The Hunger Games" I pictured Katniss as a young Erica Durance. Couldn´t help it. I always do that, I picture the main characters as my favorite actors/actresses, specially if there´s a romantic story.
Oh, and the first time I read Chamber of Secrets I pictured Lockhart as Hugh Grant.
I recently read "One day" by David Nicholls and I just pictured the main characters as Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, I know the movie is out, but I haven´t watched it (I watched the trailer while I was reading the book), and I certainly can´t picture anyone else in those characters, even though I tried.

Date: 2011-09-12 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
That's so funny... I recently read an interview somewhere where they said that Hugh Grant was originally supposed to play Lockhart. Then they realized that they couldn't get past the "Hugh Grant of it all" and they needed an actor who could just sink into the role.

On the one hand, I get what they're saying... Branagh is better about that whole sinking business. But I do think that Grant would have been perfect... I would have understood why all the witches (including Hermione) were so goo-goo ga-ga over him. I didn't see it with Branagh.

Young Erica Durance as Katniss! I totally didn't see that. You know who I DID picture? Lyndsy Fonseca (from "Nikita").

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0960912/.

Even though she has blue eyes, I think. I figured she could get contacts.

Date: 2011-09-12 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verogeller.livejournal.com
When I heard Lyndsy was one of the candidates to play Katniss I totally agreed, she definitely has the type, I would have liked her more than the girl who's playing Katniss, but I guess we'll have to see her in action, I did love her in "X-men: First Class", although Mystique is a completly different character. I do love Pitta though, I never pictured him like anyone.

Date: 2011-09-13 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
My husband "Winter's Bone" and told me that he thought the girl was fantastic in it. So when I told him she was playing Katniss, he told me that he thought she's do a great job. (I actually managed to get him to read the Hunger Games trilogy.)

I hate all the boys they cast, though. I thougth Peeta should have been played by someone else. Someone more... ah... HOT? Same with Gale.
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Date: 2011-09-13 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanalayla.livejournal.com
I just read the Dark Hunter books -- who do you picture?

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