I begin by dreaming the screenplay would be written in such a way, that the film would be "R" rated. Ah, now that we have avoided the NC-17 and X ratings I won't have to look up just porn actors for the roles.
Who would I love to see bringing my characters to screen? I admit I had one actor in mind as I began writing the character of Niku--the stoic, handsome, captain of the group--Tom Welling. Beautiful manliness at it's finest. What a muse! Later on I thought he might be too...what's the word? White. Perhaps too white for the role. Most of the men in The Wikomsette have very diverse heritage, and I began to picture Niku a bit differently. Still, I had to mention Mr. Welling because...well, sigh.
Of course Regina is the central character of the story. I'm sure there are a great many actresses that could do her justice, but in my fantasy film, I would love to see Rachelle Lefevre. You know her... "Victoria" from the first Twilight film. She has that perfect balance of beautiful woman/girl next door, and of femininity and strength. Plus, I think it bites that she didn't get to be in the third Twilight movie and I want to see her work more.
Now we come to Ax. A fan favorite, this pain in the ass, alpha male has to show a scalawag sort of charm. I was halfway through writing the first draft of the book, when I saw the film, Magic Mike. This was my first exposure (and oh, what exposure there was!) to the glory that is Joe Manganiello. I'm pretty sure that about one hundred thousand other writers of romance and/or erotica have mentally signed this man up to star in their fantasy films, but I will not back down. If ever The Wikomsette makes it to the screen, Mr. Manganiello simply MUST play the role of Ax!
And I suppose that is as far as my fantasy has gone. I've admired pictures of many beautiful male models that come close to how I picture the other men, but have not yet come across the actors that fit my mental pictures. Brannon, so dear to my heart, is especially difficult because he has a beauty that would "take the sight out of your eyes." I just learned that Irish phrase from reading Maeve Binchy books. I quite like it.
So I'll keep looking, and sharing, for my own amusement, and perhaps for yours as well. :)
Blessings to All!