Sunday, October 7, 2012

Dream Casting for The Healing Crystal Triology

by Michele Poague

Each of us has a different definition of handsome or beautiful, witty or wistful. When I read: chiseled jaw, dark eyes, and wavy hair, I may visualize Tom Selleck while you might imagine Tom Cruise.

While a good actor can play any part, what truly brings a character to life for me can be as simple as the tilt of a head, a certain sparkle in the eye or a unique vocal accent.

One of the things I enjoy most about reading is picturing the characters as I meet them. To that end, each of the actors shown below has several of the visual traits I would ascribe to four of the main characters in The Healing Crystal Trilogy: Kairma, Kinter, Collin, and Naturi. I would consider any combination of these fine actors to be a dream cast.

For the tough, white-haired Kairma with the pale blue eyes I might choose
Dakota Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, Heyden Panettiere, or Gemma Ward

Kinter, the beautiful chestnut-haired little sister, might be played by
Selena Gomez, Leah Lewis, Constance Owl, or Victoria Justice.

Collin has dimples and a quick smile. He’s playful like Freddie Highmore, Landon Liboiron, Zac Efron, or Logan Lerman.

Naturi is older than the other three. Easily the most handsome man in Survin, his dark eyes, prominent check bones, and serious demeanor would come to life through someone like Michael Hudson, Ben Barns, Paul Wesley, or Pierre Boulanger.

The above examples give you glimpses of the people I see when writing about their lives. Who do you see when you read my books? I would love to hear your thoughts! Visit and comment at all the usual places:


Lexie@BookBug said...

Thanks so much for being part of the tour!