Casting Call – The Sky is Everywhere

In our development of this feature we discovered that the book blog Lit Snit featured “Casting Call Fridays.” Our Casting Call feature is in no way purposefully copying or stealing this idea and any similarities is purely coincidental. Also, you should check out their casting because it rocks!

Welcome to the inaugural post for our new feature (started along with some other VERY cool bloggers) called Casting Call.  We’ve all done it; obsessed with a book so much we cast the characters.  Maybe it’s just to help us picture the book or maybe it’s because you really want the movie to be made.  I say whatever floats your boat!  Personally I’m always hoping the books I read actually make it to the movie stage so I always have a general idea of what a character should look like but a good 80% of the time I don’t agree with who gets cast for the actual movies. (Since they don’t pay me I don’t think it bothers them all that much.)

For our first post we went with a book we’ve all read and become slightly obsessed with. . .The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.  I didn’t base my choices on acting skills as much as the theme of the book. (Ok maybe I based it a bit on things I’m obsessed with (HOT guys, all things British, HOT British guys, catchy songs, etc.)

Let’s start with my girl Lennie.

I say Carly Rae Jepsen.  She’s cute and quirky,  Definitely has to “I didn’t know I was beautiful” attitude we see from Len.

Bailey

I LOVE Jennifer Lawerence.  She’s stunning and a GREAT actress IMO.  She can go both serious and crazy as only Bailey would.

Toby

I really liked him in Supernatural (I stopped watching when they had what I refer to as the “Clown Episode”) and think he can give off the cowboy/skater/completely soulful damaged BF look.

Joe

Ok so maybe I’m slightly obsessed in love One Direction.  It’s ok, they are all 18 or older (I’ve checked)  They are so freaking adorable I can’t stop watching their videos on youtube.  Harry Styles would be a great Joe.  Just look at that smile!  You can’t say that wouldn’t light up a room.

Fred/Doug

No question about it I AM OBSESSED with Game of Thrones.  Now Kit Harington?  WOWZA.  Perfect older brother for Joe.

Marcus

Speaking of Joe’s older brothers, let’s talk Marcus or Ethan Peck because that’s how I see him.  I’m sorry but I just don’t want to live in a world where this gorgeous family isn’t at least possible.

Uncle Big

Doped up Lothario of the family with kooky facial hair??  I couldn’t picture anyone else but Anthony Kiedis

Gram

Now I realize Gram was this tall woman but I say we ignore that for now.  Anyone remember Annie Potts in Pretty in Pink?  She totally fits in this family.

So what do you think??  Be sure to go check out everyone else’s casts!  Since this is the first post we’ve all done a full cast or close to that but starting next week we will break up the cast so everyone can blog hop and participate.

Tee @ YA Crush

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA

Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide

Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks

~~*Maggie*~~

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13 thoughts on “Casting Call – The Sky is Everywhere

  1. Brittany September 14, 2012 at 7:32 am Reply

    Um, GREAT Fred/Doug choice! lol.
    Ohh I love Annie Potts! She’s got the personality to totally fit!
    I like Carly Rae for Lennie too! It seems like she could be totally innocent, full of hope, curious, etc. Great choices!! 🙂

    • Gone Pecan September 14, 2012 at 7:44 am Reply

      I love Kit Harington. He doesn’t even need to talk (though I want to hear his accent). ~M

      • Brittany September 14, 2012 at 7:49 am

        I actually haven’t seen Game of Thrones (maybe I should?) but he looks yummy! Is it okay to say yummy? Ha.

      • Gone Pecan September 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

        I say yes to both! He is my fav on G of T but it’s a very graphic and violent. ~M

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  3. Candice September 14, 2012 at 8:45 am Reply

    The Fontaines MUST exist if they look like that. I am making that executive decision and they MUST live next door to me and THEY MUST BE NEAR MY AGE. That would be one beautiful family. I LOVE your Uncle Big choice; that’s exactly the kind of person I envisioned when I read the book! And Annie Potts… I love her so!

    • Gone Pecan September 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm Reply

      haha. . .I almost included that I wanted them to adopt me but I DEFINITELY don’t want that. I’m all about them living close though. ~M

  4. Tee September 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm Reply

    What is it about Kit Harrington? I think I love him. And Ethan Peck, hello!!!! I love that you cast the Fontaine brothers. Great idea and so adorable that you were inspired by musicians. Annie Potts is fabulous. I can totally picture her saying “I do believe that young man batted his extraordinarily long eyelashes at me.” That line always cracks me up.

  5. Sandie @TeenLitRocks September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply

    Hooray for the gorgeous Fontaine brothers. Not sure if Carly or Harry can act, but he sure is purty. Huge fan of Kit’s — and I’ve read he’s genuinely a sweet guy. My husband and I watch GoT the way we did Battlestar and Lost, so it’s must-see TV in our house (one of the few things we watch live). I imagined Gram a bit older, but Annie Potts is fantastic. To me, though, she’ll always be from Designing Women. I love Jared (Dean!). What a hottie.

    • Gone Pecan September 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Yeah I know but I’ve always seen musicians as the leads. They are always wanting I break into acting. As far as Gram I figure if Len is 16-17 he grandma would be 60ish.

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