Oh YES YES YES!!! MichelleS brought this up today, and of COURSE, the majority of time, if I’m “feeling” the heroine, I almost feel like I BECOME the heroine. It’s me. But then, I thought again… and I realize… not quite. 😉
MichelleS: It’s WEDNESDAY! Can we play WCW? (Woman crush Wednesday). You’ve mentioned your go-to hotties for male roles.
Do you cast yourself as female heroine? If I need a short, smart, sassy Brunette my go-to girl is Anna Kendrick. Love her sassy little self. I guess I could use Maryse too! She’s like a Anna Kendrick too! Ha! Amy can be in all my emotional YAs. But I’m probably picturing her all wrong.
Maryse: Ooooh I’m like a Anna Kendrick?!!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!!
Maryse: Sometimes, if I know the author or what she looks like… I cast her. LOL!!! Do you know how often Kristen Ashley or Karina Halle has been her own heroine, in my head while reading their books? Or like for “Until It Fades” by K.A. Tucker. Yep. K.A. Tucker was who I was seeing as the main character. Tarryn Fisher? Always the heroine in her books. In EVERY book, I see Tarryn (except for Dirty Red – the cover model was easily the one to envision).
Tessa: I paint a picture of what I think the person looks like. It’s never an actual person, just a specific person in my head. I think that’s my problem when I’m writing. I have a specific look in my head of someone I’ve never met, and that’s who I keep searching for on Pinterest. lol, It’s always an epic fail.
R: My go-to guys are #1 Josh Duhamel, #2 Diego Boneta, and if they don’t fit, Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgård, or Aaron Rodgers <–he’s great for athletes! Girls are #1 Lily Collins (but she tends to morph into Nina Dobrev), Dianna Agron, Amanda Seyfried, & Elle Fanning. I can’t find a red head who will stick!
Maryse: My red heads are always Amy Adams (for that shy, distinguished redhead) or Isla Fisher for the goofy or obnoxious-but-bombshell redhead… or the cover model for Dirty Red… she has that “look” that fits SO many characters.
Or sometimes… me <— LOL!!! 😉 I must indulge sometimes, right? Especially if I’m really connecting to the heroine AND the hero. Tee hee! And yes, I know many think I’m more brownish-haired – and I suppose that’s true now as I’ve gotten older, it has darkened, but I was born, and raised with very red/strawberry blonde hair. My nickname in elementary school was Pippi Longstockings (braids and all) … so yeah. *hrmph* So I’ve earned the right to play that part.
How about you guys?