The ‘Angels’ in Lights!
When I think about seeing Matt and Emily up on the big screen I always make sure to look into my dog’s eyes so he can roll them and bring me back to reality , although that is a killer dream.
I have to say this is the most difficult question thus far that I’ve been asked because I actually want the girl who is on the cover of Until Next Time. But unless one of the graphic artists at the publishing company also moonlights as Dr. Frankenstein, I suppose that’s out.
There are many out there who automatically would shout out that Taylor Lautner should be Matt, my warrior. Problem is, I need his muscles, Shia Labeouf’s sense of humor, the startlingly blue eyes that Daniel Radcliffe owns, and dirty-blond hair. And they do have to be the right age. I just can’t have a twenty-four-year-old play a seventeen-year-old. As things stand in the industry right now, Callan McAuliffe would be my choice for Matt. I say this because of his acting ability as well as the long, lean form he has. I’ve seen him look into the camera and laugh, tear up, stay strong, get angry - so he most definitely has the acting chops to carry Matt off. And he has that innocent face still that looks unharmed by the rest of the world. I’m looking forward to his turn as young Gatsby in the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby that‘s coming in our future. This, I believe, will really show his range. He’s truly a face to watch, and being from Australia he adds that little added-extra kick of the ‘unknown foreigner’ factor.
The female is even more difficult; I wish that Emma Stone could be ten years younger. I need Emily to be able to come across with so many emotions. She needs that anger (without a pout, preferably), and she needs to be able to roll her eyes and fall very hard in love, almost at the same time. The actresses in the age range are lean. I like Nina Dobrev and Abigail Breslin, but I would have to go with India Eisley. (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).
She will need those emerald green contacts, but she has the innocent face - like McAuliffe - that would really show the viewer she’s having a very hard time with all these human emotions, but still seem believable and strong to her soul mate. And now that India has experienced the Underworld, she should be allowed to come from somewhere a little higher up .
For the older readers, I have to add this one thing. Mike and Gabe are the teachers, the fire starters, friends, fathers, mentors, etc., so I have to say that Keifer Sutherland and Johnny Depp get those jobs hand down. Certain types of ‘cool’ do NOT go out of style!
And there is a love interest in this one that Dan Radcliffe would be perfect for! I hope I’ll see all of you at the movie!
Until Next Time, Everybody.