Friday, 3 August 2012

TLG Blogpalooza: The Imaginary Cast

So, this post was originally supposed to be me answering the fun hypothetical: if someone made a LOST GIRL movie and asked me who to cast (I know it ain't happening, but this is imaginary, remember!), who would I pick?

...only I have absolutely no idea who I'd cast in over half the parts. Like, nothing. I suppose, ideally, I'd want a complete unknown playing Eva/Amarra, Nikhil (Amarra's brother), Sasha (Amarra's sister), Ray (Amarra's boyfriend), Lekha (who is awesome), and pretty much a whole lot of other people. So, given I've got virtually nothing, I'm abandoning the imaginary cast idea and am, instead, making Team Buttons!

(If you're confused, my Team Buttons are pretty much your way of proclaiming eternal love for the face on the button. I've had a lot of emails and Twitter messages declaring the sender's love for certain characters, so here's my way of thanking you for that. No, they're not prize pieces of art. I have no doubt other people could make far better buttons, but it's the thought that counts, right?)

Team Sean

Currently the reigning favourite. And after months of thinking there was no one in the world I would pick to play Sean, I FOUND HIM!

That's Jeremy Irvine, of War Horse (the movie) fame. Granted, he may already be a tad old for the part, but this is imaginary. Also he shares a name with my son, and I don't come across many Jeremys, so I think it's meant to be. (And I can't be sure, but I think he even has Sean's green eyes.)

Team Ray

A reader called him '[her] hottie Hamlet' in an email, which made me laugh for practically a whole day, so while Ray isn't (yet) as popular as Sean, I thought he deserved his own button.

You may have noticed he's distinctly lacking a face. He has no face because I don't know who I'd cast! But feel free to adopt the button and add a face of your choosing!

And a surprise favourite:

Team Matthew

He's not young and romantic. He's not even one of the good guys. But he's had his fair share of admiration. I'm fairly certain my editor Sara, anyway, would demand to be president of Matthew's fan club if such a thing existed.

YES! Another Jeremy! Is this magic or what? (That's the totally amazing Jeremy Irons, if you didn't already recognize him.)

So read the book, pick your favourite, and take a button, any button...

(Boys: sorry. I realize this is a very girl-centric post. I promise this will be THE ONLY ONE!)


One of the book's most important characters never actually appears on the page.

PS. A massive, ginormous thank you to all of you for the LOST GIRL-related comments, tweets, emails and support. It's been amazing and I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it! Don't stop now, though: you still want to win stuff, don't you?


  1. I LOVE THEM! I have to admit I'm Team Sean, so I'm adopting that one, but the others are tempting tooooo!

  2. Selecting actors to play my characters was nearly impossible. No one really looks like them.
    Maybe we get the ladies next time?

  3. Never? Oh, I love the sound of that. It's fascinating when characters aren't directly addressed.

    Nice cast!

  4. nice! at least I have an idea of what faces to imagine when I read the book in the future! ;)

  5. wow, great post honey, i love themmmmm


  6. Nice! :D Sean- oh- *clutches heart dramatically* Can I have him? Please? *cowers under Eva's glare* Okay, okay. I get it. He's yours. Whatevs. -__-

  7. I think the person for Team Ray needs to be a Jeremy, to fit with the others!

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  8. How is it possible that important characters don't make it on to the page? And I don't really know the characters, so I can't help you there.

  9. LOL, cast picking is difficult. I don't even know who I want to pick for the characters in my favorite books 99% of the time. I've not read TLG so no help from my end either. I do have a slight feeling I'll be Team Ray though! :P

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