JUST like actors who dream about receiving an Oscar for their performances in a movie, Authors – both Indie and non – also dream about receiving a movie and/or TV series deal for their novels. And while many, if not most, are waiting patiently for their big break; that one anticipated phone call and/or email from some movie big wig or some highly decorated network wishing to offer a deal, Authors eventually will find themselves faced with that one critical question (whether posed or not): So, who do you have in mind to play so and so?
As a writer – and I’m not sure if I can speak for others – when I write a story or begin to write a story I usually have some idea of who I feel would play the character to their fullest potential, and so I will incorporate a bit of their essence within the character to give the story vision as it comes along.
So without further ado – with Book 8 in the making, 7 Books and 1 Companion Book already completed in The HUSH Series – here are my [personal] choice of actors. (All celebrities chosen are “Key“; the others, I am still undecided. But if you have an idea, email me for fun; would love to hear who you think is best suited to play them. Who knows, you may even win a prize!)
Kristen Stewart – JANE/DiamonD
Robert Pattinson – DOMINIC RAY
Now before anyone Gasps! or says things like “Holy Shit!“ or “OMFG!“ or “You Got To Be Freaking Kidding Me!“ … These two celebs were my first choice from the inception of HUSH. Why you might ask? Because one, they were all the craze at the time. And two, I wanted them to play opposite roles from one another – a break from all that gushy post- Twi-romance stuff. A sort of brutal division between a Dom/Sub relationship, you could say. Overall, I think (and still today) Robert would make for an excellent Pimp with Kristen his excellent Victim – like The Rape of Twilight, sort-of-speak. Scary, I know.
Before I continue on, I must say that I did have two other celebs in mind who I also felt would (and still) make for an excellent Jane/DiamonD:
Alicia Vikander – JANE/DiamonD
Kelsey Chow – JANE/DiamonD
Chris Hemsworth – JUSTIN McINTYRE
Liam Hemsworth – JOSH McINTYRE
Brothers, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, were also my first choice for The Cousins – Justin and Josh – since the inception of HUSH. I figured the two would make great aggressive players in the roles of both muscle and pimps.
Megan Fox – TANYA RAY
I also considered Megan Fox to play the role of JENNA but I wasn`t in the mood to kill her off so quickly.
Nathan Kress – DOUGLAS “DOUG“ PARKER
Hence: I did mention in the first book (HUSH) that he was a “dead-ringer“ so it was only expected.
Ramona Marquez – BREANNA “BREE“ PARKER
I liked her in The King`s Speech.
Ryan Phillippe – HENRY CHURCH
As far back as I could remember, probably pre Little Boy Blue have I always been a fan of Ryan so it was only natural that I include him somewhere within my gaudy list of Pimp characters as well as Jane`s first love.
Wentworth Miller – ANDREW/ANTHONY PARKER
Admired him in Prison Break, adored him in Resident Evil. Loved the chemistry between he and Mila in the movie.
Marton Csokas – VIKTOR KASA
Loved his ruthlessness in The Equalizer as Teddy. Definitely “boss“ material, hands down!
Richard Armitage – BOB RAY
Julia Voth – SISSY YOUNG
Francisco Lachowski – SHANE DIAMOND
The first time I saw Francisco Lachowski was three years ago on YouTube`s sexiest models. When I began writing about the character of Shane Diamond he was the very first person that came to mind to portray him.
Sean O`Pry – DEVIN DIAMOND
Sean was a no brainer for the character of Devin. I was excited when I heard he was appearing in Taylor Swift`s Blank Space music video.
Taylor Kitsch – ELIJAH DIAMOND
Geoff Stults – ROMAN RYAN DIAMOND
Gregg Sulkin – ALEC PEDRAZA
Dylan Sprayberry – JONAH KASA
Madison Pettis – ANNA LOPEZ-KASA
I am still undecided; she is my second choice.
Brenton Thwaites – DEVON MARX
Carlo(s) Mendez – CRISTIAN/MEMO
Theo Rossi – CARLOS
Loved his performances in Sons of Anarchy and Lowriders!
Sharlene Toule – SOFIA
Genesis Rodriguez – LOREN
Charlie Hunnam – VINCENC “VIN“ TAYLOR
Aaron Taylor Johnson – EDVARD KUCERA
Cassie Ventura – NEVAEH “LANA“ JACKSON
Romeo Miller – REGGIE
Jack Falahee – DET. FRANK ROLLINS
Jencarlos Canela – CARMELO CORTEZ
Ruby Rose – RUBY
As with the character of Shane Diamond, Ruby Rose was my very first choice to play Carmelo`s “partner-in-crime“ Ruby.
Cole Sprouse – TOMMY “O“ OCHOA
Ansel Elgort – LENNON
Leo Howard – KEVIN “K. VAUGHN“ VAUGHN
Mackenzie Foy – AMBER “AMBY“ LYNN
Genevieve Hannilius – SLIM
Krystal Jung – TYAN “TY“
Bailee Madison – VIOLET “VI“
Lanny Joon – KAI (The DiamonD: HOLLYWOOD)
Kim Jong-in – JIMMY TRAN (The DiamonD: HOLLYWOOD)
Kang Ha Neul – SKAI SOHN (The DiamonD: HOLLYWOOD)
Because I was such a Fan of the epic pilot of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, I figured who better than to play the character of Skai who was one of Scarlet`s major players.
Taron Egerton – NIKOLAS “NIK“ NIKOLIN (The DiamonD: HOLLYWOOD)
A much likable actor, I`d say. Loved his character portrayals in both The Kingsman saga and Legend.
Ricky Russert – DENT “DeMORA“ MORALES (The DiamonD: VEGAS)
Loved his character in I, Tonya.
Eiza González – CANDICE “KANDY“ YBARRA
Took a while to find the character of Kandy – Shane`s love interest – who I found in Baby Driver. Loved her fire as well as her innocent “don`t hurt me“ vibe.
Andy Davoli – SONNY SYNTINO (The DiamonD: VEGAS)
The Knockaround Guy(s) has grown up. Nice!
Hayden Christensen – ANGELO SYNTINO (The DiamonD: VEGAS)
Since as far back as I can remember (post-Ryan Phillippe), I`ve always been such a huge fan of Hayden Christensen – not to mention his relationship with Rachel Bilson, the two have since broken up btw *tears* – I had used his very essence for my character of Roland Roswell Gunther in my seven book adult vampire series VAMPHORIA; I just felt/feel he`d make for an interesting, yet dangerously gorgeous vampire.
Tom Hardy – ALFRED ALFINI-OCHOA (The DiamonD: VEGAS)
Alicia Vikander – SANDRA SYNTINO (The DiamonD: EMPIRE & upcoming series)
*The Others Undecided:
Torrence “Tory“ Diamond