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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Faces (or Personalities) of Evil

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.

Who?

This guy:


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





4 comments:

Julie Moffett said...

Oh, crap!! I love that you have Alan Hickman in mind when writing God!! LOVE IT!! Lol!!! :)

Musings from a Tangled Mind. said...

Alan Rickman played the voice of God. Was the funniest role I’ve seen in a long time.

Jean Harrington said...

My favorite "baddy" was, and always will be, Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre. I know, I know, that's SO staid, even precedes Jack the Ripper. But he was so suave, so controlling, so alpha--until he wasn't--that I keep him in mind each time I create a "villain"--and I try never to forget how he was always and forever in love with modest Jane.

JB Lynn said...


Julie -- perfect casting ;-)

Musings -- Now I want to watch Dogma again

Jean -- love that as inspiration!

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