Characters in the Movie of My Books

If I had control over casting, these would be the people to be in the movie made after my book. Some are chosen more for looks than chops, but it's just a general idea.
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Sharon Oliphant
Sharon Oliphant was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family moved to a farm in Rising Fawn, Ga when she was 8 months old. She is the sixth of nine children. Seven of the children, including Sharon, were born at home. Growing up her mother opened several health food stores to support the family. Her mother home-schooled the children on location of her businesses...
“ Senya
Sharon is perfect. Long, lean bones, gorgeous, thick dark hair, and in one of her pictures, big green eyes. She's got a quiet face and is the perfect height at 5'10". What sealed it for me is that she's certified to basically be a stunt double, which would come in real handy since Senya takes a beating in the movie. And since a ton of the movie would be centered around swordsmanship, it's pretty awesome that she's already handled one before. ” - DanceBird
“ Talon
Brant has an intensity that is necessary for Talon. He spends a ton of the movie wrapped up in rage and confusion, and his light eyes (silver in the book) are the main expression of that. Brant is a great height for Talon at 6'1" and has a nicely balanced face where no one feature overpowers the others and melds together to be classic. ” - DanceBird
Sean Flynn
Actor, Zoey 101
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sean Flynn has been a working actor since the age of seven. Grandson of the legendary actor Errol Flynn, acting is in his roots. Beginning his career by appearing in a couple commercials, he quickly moved on to working in Film. At age 14, he secured the male lead in a television series on Nickelodeon: Zoey 101...
“ Makorz
Sean has that quiet, noble look that is Mak in a nutshell. Big hazel eyes that see through just about everything - again, Mak through and through. He's perfect at 5'11"; a little taller than Senya, but shorter than Talon. Mak's more broad shouldered and stockier than his best friend Talon, and Sean does that nicely. All intensity and forbidden love, Mak is the rock of of the group, and always plays by the rules. ” - DanceBird
Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
“ Naomy
She's a little slim, but Emma's got the perfect face for Naomy. She plays a really dark auburn in My Week with Marilyn, and a little more red thrown in would put her right at Naomy's color. The clincher was her big brown eyes and average height at 5'5". Naomy is the perfect lady of the piece, and I think Emma has the grace and depth to be a conflicted woman of nobility. ” - DanceBird
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Actress, Hand of God
Elizabeth McLaughlin began her acting career with community theatre groups in Tampa, Florida. At eight years old, she joined the apprentice cast of Entertainment Revue, a professional show choir in Tampa, and was promoted to the professional cast two year later. Performances have included singing for Governers Bush and Schwarzenegger...
“ Lerra
It took forever to find an actress that fit Lerra. Red hair (which is a little bit lighter in the book), hazel eyes, and a look that is challenge and mischief layered by youth. One of the youngest members of the cast, she's also the comic relief and attitude, and along with Naomy, grows to be one of Senya's closest friends. I don't know how tall Elizabeth is, but I hope she's at least taller than Naomy and shorter than Senya or her brother Mak. It was really important that she have hazel eyes likes Sean, as it's the only trait the siblings share. ” - DanceBird
Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson began his acting career at the age of ten when he took part in children's theater. Gibson performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater and starred in his first play in 1973. Six years later, Gibson attended the College of Charleston and interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival...
“ Gaje
The character was inspired by Aaron Hotchner, one of Thomas's more well-known roles, so who else could I choose? He is about the same height as Brant, which is perfect, since Gaje is close to the same height as his son, Talon. Gaje is defined by his duty and fairness, and, as king, is all too aware of the lives he holds in his hands. Tall and lean with black hair and dark brown eyes, Gaje struggles to balance his son and his kingdom - just like Hotch. ” - DanceBird
Randy Shelly
Actor, Kid Racer
Randy Shelly was born in Dallas, Texas on July 27, 1994. Randy began his career as a model at the age of 7, and his natural love of the camera was apparent in his early work. After a trip to Montreal and New York in 2004 he was signed by the Abrams Artists Agency sent to LA for his first pilot season...
“ Jayce
Senya's brother and the prince of Irisia, Jayce is a blond haired, blue eyed prodigy that is beloved by his father and his people. Randy has that kind, young expression that Jayce is still growing out of. He's more pensive and patient that his older sister, and is desperately trying to earn his place as heir to the throne. ” - DanceBird
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs was born in Liverpool, the third of four children of Sheila (née Nathan) and Eric Isaacs. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Eastern Europe). He studied law at Bristol University and graduated in 1985 with a degree in law but decided to study acting. While at Bristol University...
“ Otheron
The villain of the piece, Otheron is Senya and Jayce's father, and a king like Gaje. When presented with an older crop of actors to choose from, it was hard to pick a black haired, blue eyed gentleman who has this creepy combination of nobility and insanity that spews out this evil mess that makes everything wonderfully difficult for the heroes. I was a little hesitant to pick another Harry Potter actor, as well as an established villain actor, but I think Jason is a perfect pick for a difficult character. He just has such a way of looking down his nose at you. ” - DanceBird
Jennifer Garner
Actress, Alias
Jennifer Garner, who catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the television series Alias, has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia by her mother, Patricia Ann (née English), a retired teacher of English, and her father, William John Garner...
“ Neera
Otheron's wife and Senya and Jayce's mother, Neera is defined by the abuse handed out by her husband, and has lost any power her position as queen might ever have given her. A lovely, lithe woman like Sharon, Jennifer is a brunette with cool eyes that lend their color to Senya and a distinct capability to look vulnerable. I wanted someone that could embody how Senya would look like grown up, and one of my favorite actresses does that perfectly. ” - DanceBird
Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Walk the Line
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ Milla
Otheron's mistres and a woman made by her beauty and secrets, Milla is delicate and blond, perfectly Irisian. I know Reese is best known for her smile, but I like better the expression of mystery and fragility that comes across when she doesn't smile. ” - DanceBird
“ Lio
Gaje's main guard, Lio is a severe, quiet, dark staple of the story that seems to always haunt Gaje's shadow. It is his responsibility to keep the king alive, and it's one he takes very, very seriously. Extremely tall, I love Kevin's attitude in Legion as Gabriel. A man of action, Lio is without pity, and knows very well his place. Kevin has a humor that Lio is without, but his intensity suits the guard perfectly. ” - DanceBird
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Michele (LeFevre), a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER doctor. Lucas' film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, Sullivan's Island, where Lucas and his family lived. Unbeknownst to the filmmakers...
“ Petyor
Gaje's main advisor and a dedicated administrator, Senya always remembers his kindness. Josh has this inherent expression of a good soul, and he looks positively adorable bespectaled, as the character is. Inspired somewhat by Peeta, Petyor is a man surrounded by warriors who doesn't wield a blade, but somehow manages to hold his own. Josh is exactly that kind of quiet scrapper ” - DanceBird
Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)...
“ Shazar Menkin
A holy man who first recognizes Senya as the Guardian, I chose Paul because of his light eyes and the ability to be devout, almost fanatically. He has to have the strength to stand up to Otheron, but it's subtle, and if there's something Paul's fantastic at, it's being subtly strong. ” - DanceBird
Chris Hemsworth
Actor, Thor
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee...
“ Ilias
A deshor (a trainer) for the bi-annual Zanors, Ilias is an accomplished warrior who has a record for training champions. Ilias is good-natured, tall, blond, and fairly gorgeous. Who else could I choose but Chris? ” - DanceBird
Mila Kunis
Actress, Black Swan
The talented Milena "Mila" Markovna Kunis was born to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. After attending one semester of college between gigs...
“ Kiah
Another deshor for the Zanors, Kiah is a well-decorated warrior who is best known for the horses she trains. Kiah is an elfin woman with dark hair, huge gold eyes and a low voice. The part wasn't written for Mila, but it might as well have been. ” - DanceBird