Friday, August 1, 2014

The Merworld Wars by Sutton Shields (Full Dream Cast)

  Author Sutton Shields came into my life last year in a flurry of awesome!  This girl does nothing half way and is so filled with kindness and personality, that even talking to her through email makes my day brighter.  She has been nothing but a pleasure to work with and I am so happy to have her as part of Mermaids & Myths Month!! She kindly spent a lot of time making up this awesome dream cast and I hope that you guys enjoy!! Look later on in the month for my review of Rifted!!

Books in the, The Merworlds Wars Series:

And now take it away Sutton:

When Tiffany asked me to dream up a 'dream cast' and the reasons for my choices, I totally flipped out and squealed (well, after I realized what it actual meant—before that, I was a little clueless).

Reckon I should preface this by saying I’m not taking age, eye color, or hair color into account, really. Mostly, I’m just picking actors and actresses I can really see as my characters. Thank you so much, Tiffany, for giving me the chance to cast my characters! <3

Okay, let’s get started! This is too much fun!

The adults

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Camille ValentineKate Winslet. Since Marina’s mom is based on my mom, I, of course, had to think about who would embody my mama & Camille to perfection. Kate Winslet, to me, has the ideal mix of fun, wit, and class. That’s my mom; that’s Camille. 

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Mr. GibbsAaron Eckhart. Mr. Gibbs is a gentle, kind soul, but is intensely protective and could be a fierce opponent should the safety of his loved ones be threatened. Aaron Eckhart embodies these qualities…plus, well, he’s just so darn handsome. 

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Treeva Tombolo: Sarah Michelle Gellar. Treeva is gorgeous, playful, and one heckuva force to be reckoned with. Sarah was a vampire slayer, so it only seems natural she’d bring the badass to a forward-thinking mermaid princess. 

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Doctor TenlyHugh Jackman. Granted, Doctor Tenly is a wild, eccentric genius. But, he’s also run-into-a-lamppost, slap yourself silly hot. The Mer-Nor gang recognizes his relationship with Treeva as a sizzling one, and they’re not wrong. So, we need a sexy genius, right? Yeah, it’s Hugh Jackman. 

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King TomboloNikolaj Coster-Waldau. You may know Nickolaj as Jaime Lannister in HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones. Though King Tombolo can be a fearsome warrior, he is a tortured, heartbroken being, existing with two souls—his own, and that of his lost love. I can definitely see Nikolaj bringing an emotional power to both the sadness and strength of King Tombolo. 

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Kyle ZaleEric Balfour. Absolutely 100-billion%! It’s almost eerie how much Eric looks like Kyle. It's uncanny! Without saying too much, let me just say this...Kyle Zale has many, many layers. 

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King ZaleBenedict Cumberbatch. Dude, Benedict is brilliant. I could see him bringing King Zale’s calm crazy and raging tirades with the exact same intensity—and be downright scary in the process. 

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Queen ZaleRachel Weisz. The crazy-ass-merqueen is cold, cruel, psychotic, and calculating. She does nearly everything with a vicious smile, taking pleasure in the pain or sorrow it causes her victims. Remorse isn’t a word in her vocabulary. Visually, Rachel Weisz looks almost exactly how I see Queen Zale, plus I finally saw her in Oz the Great and Powerful—oh, yeah, she would play Queen Crazy brilliantly.

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Jex: Because Jex’s pre-death age remains a bit of a mystery, I’ve decided to select an actor that visually 'fits' Jex, age/eye color notwithstanding. I think he’ll give you the best idea of what my horny, naughty, Aussie sorta-angel looks like in my mind.

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The Mer-Nor gang (most of them):

MarinaOlivia Cooke. If you don’t know her, you probably will very soon. Her acting talents are insane! Currently, she stars as Emma on Bates Motel. Marina is gutsy, snarky, severely loyal, and can sometimes rock the 'duh'. She's normal, yet powerful. She's kind, yet has a backbone. Emma just screams Marina to me. Plus, she has those perfect big eyes similar to Marina’s. 
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Troy: Teenage Jessie Pavelka. Let's see, he has the blond hair, killer smile, Adonis body…sigh. So, I reckon Troy will look exactly like Jessie as he gets older.

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MeikleDemi Lovato. Edgy. Loyal. Bold. Badass. Can I just say how unbelievably phenomenal Demi would be as Meeks?

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TreyCallan McAuliffe. He really has that relaxed, laid-back type of look that is very true to Trey’s demeanor. Plus, from the pics I’ve seen, he totally has Trey’s hair.

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AiriannaElle Fanning. Like Airi, Elle has gorgeous, long blond hair and an angelic presence that defines Airianna.

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OpheliaKylie Bunbury. My mom actually first saw her in ABC Family’s Twisted and mentioned how much she resembled our lovable little fainting time-freezing ninja, Ophelia. As always, Mom was right. Kylie is so like Ophelia in my mind, it’s almost scary (in a good way).

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PollyAriana Grande. Polly has an oh-so-sweet face that you would never think could say some of the things she spews…and then her demon bits unleash. Imagine Ariana with pink hair and add some of Polly’s demon bits to the mix—yeah, you get Polls. 

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GullySasha Pieterse. Sasha plays the conniving Allison on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, but I can honestly see her playing the wide-eyed, sweet, insightful, yet somewhat detached Gully. 

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MaileTeenage Kelly Hu. If I could picture anyone playing kind, creative Maile, it would be a teenage Kelly Hu. 

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And then there's the merbitch... 

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Katrina Zale, our resident merbitch & Troy's ex: Emma Roberts. Katrina lives to make Marina's life a living hell. Her hatred for Marina cannot be understated. She's vicious, devious, and pure bitch. So, why not cast a sweetheart like Emma Roberts? Emma is not only beautiful, but she's a brilliant talent--she could put the 'bitch' in merbitch.

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And if I could cast the lead singer in any of the scenes featuring a big band, it would have to be Bing Crosby. Um. I do understand that request may be a difficult one…you know…considering he no longer resides on this plane...but…he was a childhood crush…and that crush still lingers…so…yeah.

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