Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Casting Call: The Magic of Lavender

This has never happened before, but when I was writing this novel, the hero and heroine I envisioned are married in real life. I didn't know it until after I'd finished and began searching for images for the two. Maybe it's kismet. :)

I've long admired Diane Lane for her qualities - she can be a strong heroine with a bit of insecurity, but her strength always surfaces when the situation calls for it. My own heroine of The Magic of Lavender endures quite a bit of upheaval in her life, and struggles with it, but gracefully. Diane Lane's classic beauty is perfect for Joss - she can literally dig in the dirt but cleans up to goddess standards nicely. :)

The hero, Eric Hendricks, starts out a bit stoic. Like Joss, he's widowed, and has closed himself off to hope for another lasting love. Of course, when he meets Joss, it rocks his world. :) Josh Brolin's both cool and hot, and fits Eric perfectly. Josh has had many different looks over his career span, but this pic's Eric all the way. :)

The character of Gram is both hard as nails, and soft as, well, a grandmother's embrace. 

Judi Dench has those qualities and so much more. For a senior, she can be a kickass heroine when needed.

Now, the Lord of the Underworld requires someone versatile. Someone who can play cunning and charming with equal verve. 

Christopher Walken fits that bill. He's handsome, but you never want to turn your back on him . :)

Finally, Sheree - the demon waitress. Yes, this role also requires someone who can inspire sympathy or revulsion. Someone beautiful, sexy and quirky. That someone is Helena Bonham-Carter.


Jocelyn Modo said...

That's so cool! Funnny when things like that happen. Writing is magical.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Jocelyn! Casting Calls are fun to do. Hope the writing in this story's magical!
Love your name! The same as my heroine. :)

Marva Dasef said...

I love this, Cate.

Judi Dench plays one of my characters in "Bad Spelling" (October, MuseItUp).

I ran a couple of my characters through the Silver Screen test. I'll continue with the character matches after my blog's Magical Mystery Month in June.

Drop by to take a look at whole bunch of new and just released mystery, suspense, thriller, and SF books.

Cate Masters said...

Very cool Marva! I hadn't heard of the Silver Screen test. People just pop into my head while I'm writing!