This was such a fun story to write, and as usual, played like a movie in my head as I wrote.
And as usual, the characters came through very clearly.
Since I began writing this story, Claudia Black was always Death. She can portray a strong and strong-willed female, a warrior-goddess who, if crossed, will yes - become a bitch. One you don't want to cross.
I imagined him as somewhat shy, adorable but awkward with females. Especially Death, on whom he's had an eternal crush. :)
Paul Walker makes a wonderful Azrael.
As you might imagine, Death has an interesting family. Not one you'd probably want to share a holiday dinner with, though.
Cute, wide-eyed Zooey Deschanel was always Hypnos. I love that she might be about to yawn in this pic.
Anjelica Houston is perfect as Nyx. She has the goddess thing down.
Classically handsome, he can sometimes be shallow, but beneath it all, loves his family and would do anything for them.
George Clooney was Erebox from the start.
Bad boy Collin Farrell made writing Damien's character so much fun.
Harvey Keitel would make a wonderful Sisyphus.
I imagined Acragas, the master silversmith, as lanky and tall, with wiry red hair, and prone to wearing funky clothes. Maybe I had T.C. Boyle in my head all along, but he was Acragas while I wrote. No, he's not an actor, but a writer I idolize. And the movie's in my head, but he'd be very cool as Acragas on the big screen too.
A small but important part, Jack Black's great as Malean.
You can find out more about Death Is A Bitch here.
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