I have had so many people ask me who I think should play what role if my book gets made into a movie, that I decided to “go public” with my wish list.
Okay for Emme, Bets, Lilly, Charlie, Ollie, and Jack. I think they should be new young actors and actresses. They will need to grow up with the books as there will be five books total.
Okay now for the rest. I wrote one character especially for Betty White. Her name in the book is Esther White. Betty White = Ester White. I realize Betty White is “getting up there in years.” No offense Betty White. I ADORE you. Since you will be in all five books and movies, I need you to stay healthy. I’m hoping someone will realize what an awesome movie my book would make, but until then I’m counting on longevity for beloved Betty! If you know Betty please let her know I am counting on her!
Next is Archie Hunt. I have always loved Graham Greene from Dances with Wolves. Doesn’t he look wise, caring, and worldly?
Now I know they didn’t have a huge part in book one, but Emme’s Grandfather, Grandpa Ed, and his friend Oscar Hines should be played by Robert Duvall for Grandpa Ed and Tommy Lee Jones for Oscar Hines. Grandpa Ed will be around for the series.
Scott Belrose, Emme’s father, well I’m kind of torn. I like Rick Schroder, but well would Brad Pitt just be too sexy for the part? Please say no! I really am wishing now!
Beyond these parts, I haven’t thought much about who else I would like although I do think Angelina Jolie would be great as Josephine Grayson, Lilly’s mother.
Any suggestions for the other characters? It will be fun to see what the rest of you who have read the book think! 🙂