Monday, April 16, 2012

CASTING THE MEN OF BLAME IT ON THE FAME

Back in January before BLAME IT ON THE FAME was released, I posted some fun character introductions for the five heroines of the novel.  These introductions included my thoughts on who I would cast in the various leading lady roles if the book were to ever be turned into a movie.  Now that people have read BIOTF (for which I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart), I am constantly being asked, "When are you going to tell us who you had in mind when you were writing the male characters in the book?"  So, by popular demand, here are my casting choices for the men of BLAME IT ON THE FAME:

MILES MCCREA:  The charming bad boy who drives his co-star, fellow Oscar nominee, and one-time flame, Philippa Sutcliffe, to distraction, Miles has proven to be the favorite of many readers.  There's a lot to love about him; he's gorgeous, sexy, funny, charismatic, and let's not forget that delicious Scottish accent!  Casting Miles is an absolute no-brainer because he's the only character in the book whose physical description was based on a real person.  In fact, I gazed at (I mean, carefully studied for research purposes) photos of this actor before writing every scene he appeared in.  Without further ado, I give you my one and only Miles McCrea . . . Gerard Butler.  To be clear, I'm talking about Gerard in his prime, circa Tomb Raider and Phantom of the Opera.





ROBERT "ROBBIE" GARZA:  The long-suffering manager of wild child Oscar nominee, Anaya Reynolds, Robert spends most of his time trying to rein in his client's self-destructive tendencies.  He "discovered" Anaya when she was just a teenager, helped her to become one of the world's most successful models, and supported and encouraged her when she wanted to segue into acting.  Although Robert is older than Anaya by 13 years and their relationship remains undefined (Friends?  Colleagues?  Wannabe lovers?), Anaya is not blind to the fact that he is an attractive man.  My pick for Robbie would be one of my favorite telenovela actors, Carlos Ponce.  He looks great in a business suit (watch him in Dame Chocolate and tell me I'm lying) and even better out of one!




LOGAN RAFFERTY:  Known for his golden boy good looks and surfer's physique, Logan is the husband of Oscar nominee Danielle Jamison.  They met and fell in love on the set of a primetime teen soap, married young, and had children right away.  Since their TV show ended, Danielle's star has risen and she is on her way to becoming one of the highest-paid and most fan-loved actresses in Hollywood.  Meanwhile, Logan's career has remained stagnant and he is now known more for being Mr. Danielle Jamison than for his own accomplishments.  I pictured a fair-haired hottie with a chiseled jawline and sculpted abs along the lines of Alex Pettyfer as Logan.




So, tell me, those of you have read BLAME IT ON THE FAME, who did you see as Miles, Robert, and Logan?

16 comments:

  1. Squee!!!!! honey, honey and more honey!!!! sign me up please!!!! :-)

    I'll probably disagree with Gerard Butler as my beloved Miles because....well because GB is in my black books and is still languishing in Hunkdom Purgatory...so I humbly submit Henry Cavill for dear Miles.

    I approve of your choice for Robbie and Logan....but you gotta tell us who is your choice for caddish husband of Laurel Hastings...

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    1. You know how much I love Henry, but I'm afraid he's a good 10 years too young to play Miles. Don't worry, I'll cast him in something else some day.

      As for Laurel's hubby, Patrick, how about Tim Daly? http://images.wikia.com/greysanatomy/images/c/cf/Daly.jpg

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    2. ooooh! I love Tim Daly (big Wings fan *blush* ) I think he would work for Patrick..

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    3. My Tim Daly love goes all the way back to the Judith Krantz mini-series "I'll Take Manhattan" which aired back in the '80s, so you are not alone, my friend! :)

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  2. I am so glad that you chose Gerard Butler for Miles as that is EXACTLY who I envisioned the whole time!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you got it, Michelle. Like I said, I wasn't really being subtle with my description of the character. :)

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  3. OMG! How did I miss that?? Gerard is perfect - he even has the devlish twinkle in his eye. I had never heard of the other two actors but hot, hot, hot!!

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    1. Thanks, Meredith. I'm glad you approve. I really debated on my casting for Logan. I was sorely tempted to choose Zac Efron, but what I really needed looks-wise was a Young Ryan Phillippe and Alex P. fit the bill!

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  4. This is fantastic! You know I don't love Gerard but I have to admit - he is perfect for Miles. Alex is a great Logan!

    I want to see this movie!!

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    1. LOL Well, find a movie producer who likes the idea and I'll jump right on it! :)

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  5. Now that you say it, Gerard is perfect. The problem is that I HATE every romcom he's ever done. So even though he's the inspiration, his mojo would ruin the movie.

    I get what you were saying about Logan and wanting a Ryan Phillipe type. Alex would be great. He's not the best actor, but I did enjoy watching his beauty in I am Number Four and Beastly.

    Carlos Ponce is great, but I was picturing Kevin Alejandro. I don't know why, but it was his face in my mind. Something made me think of him. How random?

    Great post, Tracie

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  6. Ha! Poor Gerard, his rom coms have sucked. Just think of him in Terry-from-Tomb-Raider mode in BIOTF.

    Funny you should mention Kevin Alejandro. I've loved him for years and I have him in mind for a "role" in my next book, which will be released this summer.

    Thanks for the comments, Tracey!

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  7. Love this Tracie!! I totally envisioned Gerard Butler as Miles. Great choices:)

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    1. That's a whole lotta eye candy, right? :)

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