I am a very visual person and when I read a book I like to envision in my head what each book character would look like in actuality and who could play their roles if they ever adapted that particular book into a film.
What is a dreamcast? Well, it's the cast of actors that you think would be perfect to interpret a character on screen. Today I will dreamcast a popular book character and explain why I think the actor I chose for this dreamcast would be perfect for the role of said character.
Dreamcast for Gideon Lightwood
Benjamin Eidem as Gideon Lightwood from Clockwork Prince
So, Benjamin Eidem as Gideon Lightwood might not come as a surprise to many in the Infernal devices fandom (at least TID fans on tumblr). There is pretty much a general consensus on Benjamin being the perfect choice for Gideon. Mostly, I think its because Benjamin has the physical attributes (height, body, sandy blonde hair) that match up perfectly to the descriptions of Gideon Lightwood in Clockwork Prince (by Cassandra Clare).
Benjamin Eidem is a very popular male model who is Swedish. Not only does he have an amazing look, but he has a really fierce and serious presence not only on the runway, but on screen and on print (pictures). There also is a versatility to him in the sense that he has a very vulnerable look to him sometimes, that is all in his eyes. And when he smiles, to quote a very good friend of mine "it's like the angels sing" - he has quite an adorable smile, with dimples and all, that you would never suspect from his really strong runway presence.
Why do I mention all of this? Well, Gideon Lightwood, encompasses all the qualities that Benjamin has in his presence, as a character. Gideon is not only quite the Victorian gentleman, but he is a character who has depth to him, honesty, strength, and charm (he loves to talk spanish when he is happy). He is just this amazing character that came onto the Infernal Devices scene in book 2 of that series (Clockwork Prince) - who made a tremendous impression on all TID fans because he fell in love with Sophie (a maid with a scar) despite that being taboo in the Victorian world and shadowhunter world that he lives in, in the book.
Have you ever dreamcasted your favorite book characters? If you have, let me know about it. Also, if any of you have a different dreamcasting idea for the character I mentioned in this post, I would love to hear about it, as well. Thanks for reading :)