My dream cast
Every writer does this – fantasizes about whom they would cast if one of their books was made into a movie. Every so often I find the actor who perfectly fits my image of a character. I’m finding a few and will post them over the coming weeks. I totally have a major fantasy about my White Tigers series being made into an HBO kind of series (*dreamy sigh*) and I foung the actor who could be Ryu (Men of Phuket: Tongue-Thai’d).
His name is Kimura Takuya. I first saw him in a wonderful murder myster/sci-fi, comedy type of series from Japan called Mr. Brain which I totally recommend. Then I watched another series, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes with him that was heavy but good in its way. I was watching and I said, he looks exactly how I envision Ryu – right down to his skin. The sweet intensity in the eyes, the soft features. His build too is just how I pictured Ryu’s – slim and wiry. He’s perfect. (In addition to being a wonderful, compelling actor.) I'm off now to hunt down more dream cast pictures of the men of the White Tiger. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!