Tuesday, September 1, 2009

When I wrote Reasonable Doubt and Pickup Games, these are the people I had in mind for the books. Cara and Mick are from Pickup Games. Reasonable Doubt is Pablo and Julia's story, but they have a cameo in Pickup Games.

Cara Jones- Emma Caulfield

She played Susan Keats on Beverly Hills 90210 years ago when I watched the show. Susan was a won't-take-crap kind of woman, and that's who I had in mind when I wrote Cara.

Mick Webber- Mark Madsen
He's not an actor. He played college basketball for Stanford and then went on to play in the NBA. I went to see him speak several years ago and was very impressed with him. He was my inspiration for Mick (minus the being arrested part). That was all made up; absolutely no truth to that. I think Mark Madsen is as clean as they come.
Julia Harris- Annie Parisse
She played Julia on As the World Turns, back in the day when I watched soap operas. She was the inspiration for my Julia.

Pablo Torres- Mark Consuelos
He is absolutely who I had in mind when I wrote Pablo.
It's fun coming up with who would play my characters in a movie. Throughout my entire writing process of Reasonable Doubt and Pickup Games, these are the people I had in mind. There is a cool website called Storycasting.com where you can cast your favorite books into movies. Check it out. Cast your favorite books!


Amanda said...

It's funny how in some ways I see those characters similar to you, but in others I don't. I get very specific pictures of my characters in my head, but I don't think they're usually real people. I had one character recently who I later realized was a real person, and it shook me up very badly. It's a little too personal for a comment, but I'll tell you about it sometime.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

that looks like kind of fun. I'll go check it out.

Ericka Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing that. I always get pictures in my mind of the characters I'm reading about. Thats why I like to see movie versions of books--to see if the actors cast at all resemble my idea of the book characters.