I don't usually "cast" actors as characters when I'm writing a book, but lately while working on a particularly vile villain, I've been thinking of some of actor Garret Dillahunt's more creepy roles.
Still don't know who he is? Check out his IMDB page. Chances are good you've seen him in something.
The first time I really remember him playing a bad guy who gave me goosebumps was in the series LIFE. He played Roman -- a bad, bad man.
I would have sworn he was in dozens of episodes, but I see that he was only in three. He was THAT good.
The only other actor I've used for inspiration is Alan Rickman.
I didn't cast him as bad guy.
I didn't even cast him as a human being.
He is, and always will be, Godzilla, the talking anole lizard in my CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN books.
Obviously I DID go for the physical similarities with that casting job.
If you're a reader I'd love to know who YOU cast as some of your favorite characters from books.
And if you're a writer: Do you cast actors and actresses?
By JB Lynn