So Kate and I are on our own for the rest of the week while the others kick up their heels in LA. But they can't be the only ones having fun, right? So to kick things off we're decorating, mixing margaritas (what? It's five o'clock somewhere lol) and grabbing a few of our favorite Hollywood hotties to party with.
Since the Naughty Nine are cohosting a reader event with the Smutketeers on Friday and talking about who they would cast in movie versions of their books, we thought we'd share some of them with you. And since this is a party, we need to give some stuff away. Contest details at the end of the post.
Training the Receptionist
For Ethan Cowell, senior partner, who else but Daniel Craig?
For Simon Dirk, the always sexy Clive Owen.
And for the lucky Dana Arthur, Ms. Emily Blunt.
Venus in Blue Jeans
This one's easy b/c I've already associated Cal Toleffson with an actor--Kris Kristofferson. Except not the Kris Kristofferson of today (who's in his seventies and one hell of a good guy), but Krist Kristofferson circa 1976 or so.
Way back when I was writing Venus In Blue Jeans (all those many years ago), I thought of Docia as sort of like Suzie Plakston, a terrific but little known actress (Dustin Hoffman's assistant in Wag the Dog). Now I think of her more like Julianne Moore.
Take a Chance on Me
It's no secret I'm a fan of Eric Sheffer Stevens, formerly of As The World Turns (and the New York stage scene). So I was pleasantly surprised to discover my description of Tom in TACOM fits Eric to a tee! (And no, I didn't write it with him in mind. In fact, I wrote the book well before I ever discovered ESS.) Of course, if I was casting director for a film version of TACOM, Eric would be playing Tom.
As for Jessica, can I cast myself? No? Dang. Well then, how about Karen Gillan, of Doctor Who fame? She'd have to get a haircut, but that's not a big deal...
Children of the Night
We're definitely entering the land of actors-who-must-time-travel to cast this series. Starting with the most obvious (IMO): Damian. Damian has to be played by the sooper sekrit Antonio Banderas clone I'm sure has to exist in some benevolent universe...
Armand is another easy one. Kyle Schmid who played Henry on Blood Ties fits him to a T.
Conrad's much harder. Could he be played by Ewan MacGregor? Or Gerard Butler?
Damn. Doesn't it make you want to move to San Francisco, just for the chance of seeing all those guys together? lol!
Then there's Brennan, the gate guard, who's human and who was always meant to be played by Victor Webster (who's already played a character named Brennan--what are the odds?)
This one was pretty easy because at one point in the book Jase actually thinks Remi is cute in a "Reese Witherspoon way".
And Jase...Josh Duhamel
Anything You Want
I don’t usually have an actual picture of my characters (besides the one in my head) but for this book, Joshua Jackson would be Marc and Sarah Shahi would be Sabrina (both TV actors- Fringe and Fairly Legal respectively).
For the heroine, Emma, I'd go with Rachel McAdams. She's got that natural charm and innocence that really captures my sorceress.
For Cian, I'd go with Jake Gyllenhall. Yum. I think he could really pull off the part of being ignorant of the world after spending the last hundred years in stone and still have that intense, sexy alpha vibe.
And on to the first contest of our Home Alone party, tell us which actors and actresses you'd love to see in movie versions of your favorite books and be entered to win some goody bags full of author swag our Naughty Nine will be collecting while at RT!