Source: @ROBkrisTENLOVERSI'm pretty sure everyone has seen this by now, but seriously, how could I not post it? Emmett and Stefan together? It's like the Cosmo people were sitting around and said, "You know, we like Rain. Let's give her a special treat." I'm pretty sure they were also trying to kill me because upon watching the video, I first lost the power of coherent thought, then lost the power of speech, and finally, I think I stopped breathing. I'm sure Meadow can attest to this, as she and I were on the phone trying to have a serious blog-business conversation.
So, let's link this back to book-talk, shall we? Obviously both characters are from books, so that's easy, but Meadow also asked me if Stefan and Emmett looked like my version of Stefan and Emmett. That got us talking about how we imagine characters when we read and our reactions when they are cast for the screen - big or small.
Kellan is a perfect Emmett for me - big, beefy... and that silly grin. He's perfect. And, honestly, Stefan and Damon are perfect too. When I heard The Vampire Diaries was going to be a tv show, I immediately googled the cast and was extremely happy with both choices. And Paul Wesley as Stefan does have sex hair- almost, but not quite, just like Rob as Edward, so that didn't hurt. And Damon...his character is dark, dangerous, and sexy. Ian Somerhalder is easily all that and more, so I was not disappointed there either.
But, truth be told, when I'm reading the characters are usually pretty hazy. I'm extremely plot driven, so the details of a character are often more vague in my mind than say, the setting or the action. It's not until a second reading that a character really starts to become fully realized in my reading. All that being said, I've completely cast The Hunger Games film, but that's for another post.
*laughing* Yes, I'm on the phone with her chatting away about the sidebar and icons and serious stuff, and she goes all incoherent-drooling-pile-of-estrogen on me. But, having watched the video, I can kinda understand. *wink*
As for book characterizations vs. movie/tv characterizations, I tend to find that my mental image is vague UNTIL a role has been cast and I realize I don't agree. Like, Rosalie. Did I have a clear idea of what she looked like? No. But I sure as hell knew she didn't look like Nikki Reed.
*nods head in assent with Meadow* So what about you all? Do the "real-life" versions of your leading literary men, or women, let you down? Or do they make it more fun to read, and re-read?
sidebra with fleece underwire: Meadow, I did my homework and watched the Hangover and yes, Bradley Cooper is perfect for your James in Frozen Spring.