Friday, June 22, 2012

Dreamcasting (5): From books to film

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 Adrian Ivashkov & Will Herondale

 Mathias Lauridsen as Adrian Ivashkov from The Golden Lily
So, I actually have dreamcasted Adrian before but reading The Golden Lily (book #2 in the Bloodlines series) really changed my whole view of him. And this time, with the help of a friend, ladies and gents, I have found my new Adrian. Adrian Ivashkov is a character who originally appeared in The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. In Bloodlines (the spin off series to Vampire Academy) Adrian becomes the male lead. Adrian is a stylish and witty vampire royal, a moroi, and in his twenties. The Moroi have distinct features amongst the different types of vampires in the Vampire Academy world. They usually are very tall and lean and often described as resembling human models. Hence, why Mathias Lauridsen, a Danish male model, would make an amazing Adrian Ivashkov. 
There is even a quote in the Golden Lily that describes Adrian as looking like a "pensive European model" at some point and Mathias is European and a top male model in the fashion world. Adrian also has always been described as being quite handsome and in my head, I've always felt like Adrian probably had a certain mystique to him, in his look. And Mathias is, like, the epitome of that. This man could be wearing pastels and still look intriguing and pensive. There is just something about the structure of his face and his look, that screams that. And Mathias has that height and lean structure. The precise height and lean look that characterizes moroi, especially Adrian. Also, Mathias on camera, has this natural charisma to him. So, yes, Mathias Lauridsen = Adrian Ivashkov for me!

Nicholas Hoult as Will Herondale from Clocwork Angel & Clockwork Prince

Nicholas Hoult made quite the impression on me in the films A Single Man and Xmen: First Class. I thought he was highly compelling with a very powerful glance. In Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Will Herondale, is an English young man that lives in Victorian England as a shadowhunter (a warrior of angel blood who fights demons). He is described as being tall, handsome, with extremely striking blue eyes and black hair. Nicholas is tall, handsome, with very beautiful blue eyes, black hair and he has an English accent. I don't know about you guys, but I think he would be a perfect Will Herondale. Will in Clockwork Angel comes off as sarcastic, determined, and a fighter and in Clockwork Prince we get to know the softer side of him and get to uncover some of the layers to his character. I think Nicholas could portray those array of emotions perfectly and he just looks like Will. He really does match the Will I pictured in my head.
 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 :)


  1. If you dreamcast every character with hot guys, my TBR list will get too long, hehehe.
    You my dear, have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award.

    1. It was unconsciously done *whistles* - LOL.

      And thanks, Jenn :)

  2. I LOVE Nicholas Hoult!!! Great choice; I can definitely picture him as Will! I saw him at The Hunger Games European premiere and he was soo gorgeous.

    Another hot Richelle Mead character??? I'm going to push her books up on my TBR.

    1. Haha, yes. Her books are so good, Lauren! And not gonna lie. It doesn't hurt that her male leads are always incredibly swoonworthy! LOL ;)

      And thank you :) So glad you agree on Nicholas. Yea, he is gorgeous. Agreed!

  3. I can really never put an actual actor face to a character. I do have a vision of them but it would be completely made up and in my head. I don't watch much tv or movies so that could be the reason. If I watch tv its children's tv, mainly the Disney Channel so while there would be a lot of young actors that I could choose, the characters in my head are always older, because I am, even though they are younger in the book. Am I making any sense here?

    But, even though I am not familiar with either of the guys in your dream cast, I feel they are just perfect! And I am now dying to see how Adrian has changed in the Golden Lily. I love him :)

    1. You make total sense, Suzanne ;) And it is definitely not easy to match an actor to a character, so with you on that as well.

      And thanks :) So glad you agree with my choices for my dreamcast. Oh, Adrian was epic in the Golden Lily. I didn't think I could love him more and yet he proved me wrong. He surpassed his own awesomeness. Love his character to pieces <3

  4. Hahaha YES!! I remember the whole European model description about Adrian, so I'm smiling like crazy right now that you actually picked a European model to play Adrian -- that just made my day! x) I used to think Chace Crawford was my perfect Adrian, but hey, I think that Mathias guy can pull it off ;) And I remember Nicholas from X-Men: First Class. I love that movie, and he's such a great actor so I think he'd do pretty well as Will too! :D

    Amazing dreamcast, Jen! :) <3

    1. Yay, Mimi! :)

      So glad that you liked my choices for Adrian & Will! Haha, yes. I felt like I needed to be as accurate as possible w/ Adrian. And since he has been compared to a European model before, I went with a model for him LOL! :)

      And thank you <3

  5. I'm about to start reading Golden Lily, i'll see if I change my mind about Adrian (I love him since VA anyways) but I do think of him as very complicated, a little bit dark and this model is close to how I picture him. Thanks Jen :)

    1. Glad you think so, Rox. I always felt like Adrian was a little bit dark and mysterious as well and wanted to cast someone who would have that type of look. Yea, Adrian definitely is a complex character but amazing. Has a lot of sides to him, especially in The Golden Lily.

      Happy reading, girl! I hope that you enjoy the Golden Lily as much as I did ;)

  6. I think your Adrian is absolutely perfect ! :D
    He looks hot. :P
    I haven't read Will's story yet, but I need to fix that soon. I love Nicholas Hoult's eyes !
    You just made me one happy girl ! ;)

    1. He does, doesn't he? haha. And, thanks :)

      Will is an amazing character. Highly recommend Clockwork Angel & Clockwork Prince (he is especially amazing in that one).

      Hoult's eyes are gorgeous, agreed, haha! ;)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Nick :)

  7. Hey there :) I just saw that you commented on my blog post about the Dreamcasting of Adrian Ivashkov back in August. I am really sorry I did not answer you earlier but I just did not see your comment :) Thanks anyway :)
    And you are right, Mathias Lauridsen would be a great Adrian! :D
    I haven't yet read the Clockwork trilogy by Cassandra Clare (only the first three TMI books) so I don't know what to think of your casting choices for Will :)

    1. Hey Kimberley :)

      No worries. Thanks for checking out my dreamcast post. That's really nice of you. I'm really glad that you liked my Adrian pick.

      Gotcha. I need to read the TMI books, now that you mention it. Have only read book 1.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


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