As part of the Friendly Fire tour, I thought it would be fun to do a casting call for the main characters! Thanks to Lynn, author of the series, I was able to get some more in depth descriptions of the characters so I could truly bring them to life for the readers! Here’s what I came up with:
daniel | Alex PettyferWhere You’ve Seen Him: Beastly (2011), I Am Number Four (2011), Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006).
Character Description: Tall, slender, green-eyed (soft, not piercing green), with chestnut-colored hair fairly shortly cropped, but not so short that it doesn't have a bit of play. He's extremely handsome, with a fine nose, full lips, high cheekbones. His fashion style borders on non-existent; Jeans, pull-overs, thermal-knit henleys, hoodies, flannel shirts, worn boots.
Sarah’s Notes: For some reason Daniel was the hardest to cast for me. I didn’t have a pre-formed idea in my head. Lynn offered up some suggestions (see below) but I just couldn’t picture them with Amanda Seyfried. Though Alex is more masculine than how I originally envisioned Daniel, I think he could play the role really well.
Alernates: Kevin Zegers & Shiloh Fernandez
Shane | Andrew Garfield
Where You’ve Seen Him: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Social Network (2010), Never Let Me Go (2010).
Character Description: Large, brown, expressive eyes and chin-length, brown hair parted in the middle, usually swept behind his ears. Prominent (in a good sense) brows. He's handsome, in a sensitive, poetic kind of way.
Sarah’s Notes: I picked Andrew for his performance in Never Let Me Go. No matter what he does, he always comes across as a sensitive soul to me. And look *points to picture* PROMINENT BROWS and big eyes!
Nicky | Steven YuenWhere You’ve Seen Him: The Walking Dead (2010-2012).
Character Description: Asian-American, with a long pony tail, somewhat slight in build, about the same height as Wren. A bit preppie in his fashion sense. Always looks pulled together even at his most casual.
Sarah’s Notes: I really love Steven! He’s a fantastic actor on Walking Dead, my favorite actually, and I think he could rock a ponytail!
Those of you who have read any of the Thin Air series, do you agree, disagree, or have other suggestions!? Keep an eye out for my upcoming review of book 2 of the Thin Air Saga, Friendly Fire!