We’re talking casting here again at the AAR blog.
Lynn wrote earlier this week about how she never, ever visualizes actors as characters in a novel she’s reading. Truth is I rarely do either.
But sometimes something just clicks and the pairing of an actor with a character feels totally right.
The list of favorite characters that I haven’t cast is far (far, far, far) longer than the characters I have.
In fact, I’ve really only cast three.
Clive Owen as Derek Craven:
I’ve loved Derek Craven since he first crossed my path w-a-a-a-a-y back in 1994 when Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas was first published. Back then, as is typical with me, I never pictured him as having a particular face.
Then I saw Clive Owen. I forget what film – maybe Croupier – first introduced me to his wonders, but by the time Gosford Park was released in 2001, I knew he was Derek. Just knew it.