Hey guys! Today the blog was hijacked by Jessa Russo and her newly released book, EVER. Here we go:
Thank you for having me here today! I love casting characters, but it’s so hard to find THE perfect example of someone you’ve made up in your mind. I’m sure you know what I mean.
If you missed the first part of this post, please check out my tour stop from 10/4. I visited Gwen Gardner and cast my favorites for the lead role of Ever Van Ruysdael.
So, without further delay, let’s see who would be best suited to play Frankie. First of all, Frankie is a rockabilly, 1950’s-era greaser (in my original draft, he was actually from the 1950’s), so picture these actors with their hair styled into a pompadour, a white t-shirt with rolled sleeves, and black high-top chucks. Do you have that vision in your mind yet? Okay good. Here goes…
My first choice would be Steven R. McQueen from The Vampire Diaries. I just love him and he’s adorable. So he has that going for him. I also think he’d do well in the role of Frankie because he’s believable as a softer, supportive love interest. He’s able to show emotion and still look amazingly sexy.
I also think Matt Prokop from Geek Charming could play the role well. And yes, I’ve seen the movie,. I do have a nine-year-old after all.
As far as Toby goes, he’s hands down Alex Pettyfer. Maybe this is just because I want to be on set when he’s around (Is that too much to wish for? Have I gone too far?), but he really does fit my description of Toby perfectly.
And last but not least, Jessie. I’m torn between Amanda Seyfried and Candice Accola. Though Amanda Seyfried has more of the look, Candice Accola has the attitude. Her fire as Caroline on The Vampire Diaries is so perfectly Jessie sometimes.
Well, that’s it for my choices! Those of you who have read EVER, who would you pick for the cast?
BOOK ONE in The EVER Trilogy
Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.
Of course, it doesn’t help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.
Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.
Some girls lose their hearts to love.
Some girls lose their minds.
Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.