Ciara Knight stops by with her dream cast for her new novel Fools Rush.
Oh, I love to picture actors in my head as I’m writing my stories. I know some day they’ll bring my books
to life on the big screen, right? 🙂
When I was writing Fools Rush, I actually didn’t have a certain actor in mind. I knew Jason Akles (Jensen Ackles?) would do him justice, but it wasn’t exactly him, but I saw Thomas Nolan clearly in my head. It wasn’t until we did casting for the movie that I met him. 😉
First, let’s look at Thomas Nolan. He’s a tough, yet damaged guy who needs some lovin’. He’s gotta be built well, but not over the top body-builder frame. Most of all, he needs that cowboy swagger, charming smile, and eyes that’d melt a woman’s resolve.
There was a long line outside casting, but since Jensen Ackles didn’t show for the audition, we had to choose another leading man. The minute this young man said his name, I knew it had to be him.
Meet our readers’ choice for Thomas Nolan. Scott Eastwood!
Next up, Bethany Cook. She’s a woman any man would sell their only horse to marry. A beauty, full lips, well-proportioned, soft voice, but a fire inside her that keeps men guessing. No woman of her time compares to Bethany’s will to be her own person. She’ll yield to no man.
There was so much drama during casting. I knew Angelina Jolie wanted the part, but we couldn’t hold production for her to finish her twelve other projects. I knew I wanted a fresh, young woman who possessed that mysterious mixture of innocence and sensuality.
The actress cast in the role of Bethany Cook is: Liz Solari.
What do you think of our leading couple? I think they’ll make magic on the big screen together. I tried to play the part of Bethany, but the casting director said I was too old. Ugh, when did that happen?
I hope you enjoy Fools Rush!