When I write, I cast my characters. I find it helps to develop the person in my head. I also like to have a clear vision when I am reading a book. Imagination is great as it allows for so many possibilities. I try to read the book before I see any kind of adaptation, otherwise, I can’t visualise the characters correctly – as was one of my problems when I tried to read Twilight.
I watched the trailer for the upcoming release, The Fault in Our Stars recently and at the moment, the two main leads are not how I pictured them (the trailer however, looks amazing.) I love Donald Sutherland but I feel he made a much better President Snow than he did Mr Bennett (which was just a strange piece of casting and I found it distracting.)
Has there been some casting in book adaptations that you’ve liked? Not liked or felt wasn’t right and didn’t fit?
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