Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Growing Up Godly: Starring...

I feel like I'm cheating on this assignment. One of the first things I do when I'm writing a book, while I'm still in that early brainstorming time, is make character collages. So I already knew who I'd cast in my book before writing it!

Anyway, since GROWING UP GODLY isn't available yet--and won't be for at least another year!--I'll give you a quick setup. It's the story of a California girl who gets uprooted to a tiny Greek island half a world away and is trying to find her place at a school for the descendants of Greek gods. Without further ado... my cast list.

Amanda Bynes as Phoebe Castro -- The aforementioned California girl. Phoebe's a jockette cross-country runner with little patience for fashion if it's not Nikes and a pair of sweats. After playing soccer stud Viola in She's the Man, she is my perfect choice.

Tom Welling as Griffin Blake -- Griffin is a descendant of Ares, which makes him really athletic. His sport of choice? Cross-country, of course. He's a little bit tortured and a lotta hot, so how could I not choose Tom with those chiseled cheeks and piercing blue eyes.

Kristen Bell as Nicole Matios -- She's the girl who knows the lay of the land, who's going to show Phoebe the ropes at the Academy. And she's way kick-butt, just like Veronica Mars.

Chad Michael Murray as Troy Travatas -- Cutie-pie, boy next door, best guy friend. He comes from a looong line of doctors, but has his own dreams.

Ali Larter as Stella Petrolas -- Evil stepsister? Check. Stella is a descendant of Hera, queen consort and head chick on Mount Olympus. Ali in vixen mode is the perfect Stella.

Hugs,
TLC
Growing Up Godly, Summer 2008
Dutton Children's Books

what I'm reading ... He Love Me, He Love Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe

15 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

TLC, I can't believe I have to wait until next year to read your book! You've really piqued my interest! In any case, great choices...in particular, Tom Welling--whom we share--and that darling Amanda Bynes!

stephhale said...

Awesome picks, Tera. I love how you put the names on them. I really need to learn some of that fancy Photoshop stuff. Somehow I just knew you'd pick Amanda Bynes as Phoebe. This week has just been too fun!
xo,
Steph

Jenny Bent said...

Great pics--love the guys you chose!
Jenny

Anonymous said...

u shood have that hot chick from heros in ur book.

GeminiWisdom said...

I'm looking forward to reading your book. And if your book was actually made into a movie and you were able to get these actors (especially Tom Welling) I would SO go see it.

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

Tom Welling seems to be the guy of the week...I love him as Clark in SMALLVILLE, but not as much as I heart Lex Luthor. I have to find a role for Michael Rosenbaum in my book :)

Great choices TLC! Amanday Bynes has that great cute, girl-next-door thing going on.

Heather Davis said...

I heart Amanda Bynes! She was a close second for my MC! Gret choices.

Meggy said...

OH MY GODS! The cast is perfect. usually movies mess up my mental pictures. Not this time. I loved your 1st book so much I finished the second in 1 sitting! I hope they do!

Anonymous said...

I really hope the book turns into a movie!!! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

WOW i would love oh my gods to be a movie!!!! its too bad chad michel murry is more man like now! u could try Max Thieriot sara paxton and keke palmer are awesome. they could ne nola and cesca. Taylor lautner is hot too! Ashely tisdale is to skinny mini to be a phobe jockkete!!!!!!!!!!!

cmyopinion said...

ok the anonymus above me is me!!!!!

angelus936 said...

OH.MY.GODS u DID pick a nice one for Griffin !!!! i love Tom Welling ! !!!!! :D <3..by the way i fell in love with your books...live love at 1st sight hahahha :P

Natalie G said...

:/ Idk... I think a REAL male model would make a better Griffin, Ellen Page (with bleached hair of course) would make a better Nicole, and Megan Fox would make an awesome Stella. Ali Larter is too old to be a good Stella.

Anonymous said...

I've read your book and I think that those actors are a really good choice!! I loved the book and I think it'd be really cool if they made a movie about it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the cast choice!!!! I love Tom the most!!!