I'm all right with books being turned into movies, and more often than not I end up watching them. Most of the time, I feel that the movie version pales in comparison to the book, so I prefer books to movies all the way. However, when I read a book, I picture characters a certain way, so I thought, why not post my ideas on my blog?
Earlier this week I finished Shiver (which I really enjoyed), and this is how I pictured the characters:
Sam - Robert Schwartzman
I don't know why, but the moment I read Stiefvater's description of Sam (floppy hair, lanky frame, wolf-like face, musically inclined), I could not stop picturing him as Robert Schwartzman. To me, he's a total fit for the character! And he's in an actual band, which totally works, since Sam's also into music.
I loved the movie Across the Universe, and while reading Shiver I imagined Grace to look like Evan Rachel Wood's character in the movie.
Daneel Harris seems like the nice, lively type that gets along well with everyone- very much like Rachel.
Olivia was described as tan and lean with dark hair, so I immediately thought of Odette Yustman. And I could totally imagine her as a wolf!
Beck - Adrian Pasdar
It's been a while since I stopped watching Heroes, and I never really thought much of Adrian's character Nathan, but I could picture him as Beck. He seems like a good father figure, and I bet he'd make a believable lawyer (since Beck's a lawyer when he's human).
Shelby - Taylor Momsen
Maybe it's because I've seen her play conniving Jenny Humphrey that I could so easily imagine Taylor as the snarky, power-hungry Shelby. Everything about her screams angry white wolf!
I didn't even watch the TV adaptation of 10 Things I Hate About You (I loved the movie), so I've only seen very little of Ethan Peck. But when I was reading about Jack, it was Ethan that I pictured. I guess the physical description fits- curly dark hair, fair skin.
Blonde and pretty, Sara Paxton could totally pull off being a tiny-dog-carrying queen bee with a lot of attitude.
How did you picture the characters of Shiver?