Project: Celebrity Casting
Even though I’m well into the story already, I’ve spent all this time trying to decide who I want to picture as my hero & heroine of PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS, the first book in my upcoming “Project: Passion” series for Harlequin Desire.
There are going to be three books to start, one about each of the three Zaccaro sisters—Lily, Juliet, & Zoe. Book 1 (PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS) is about eldest sister, Lily, who runs off to Los Angeles & meets the sexy CEO of a British clothing company, Nigel Statham.
And of course these people have to be gorgeous, right? Lily is also smart, so her celebrity counterpart has to reflect that.
All three sisters are blonde, so I think I’ve decided to use Reese Witherspoon as my inspiration for Lily Zaccaro.
She’s pretty & stylish, bright & savvy, just like Lily. What do you think?
Then for Nigel, I’m picturing him a little blond. (Don’t ask me why; I normally avoid blond heroes because I know they don’t translate well on covers & that publishers usually avoid doing too blond, regardless of an author’s description in the book.)
But for some reason, I seem to be leaning toward Simon Baker.
Maybe with some shorter, less wavy hair…
With maybe a bit of this guy thrown in:
I don’t even know who he is, but he’s working for me big-time when I picture Nigel. :howyoudoin
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I like the doctor from Grey and i don’t know his name but he’s really good-looking.
On July 31, 2012 at 10:45 am
Unless he was just some random hottie spotted on the street, I knew somebody here would be able to ID him! :patrick3
On July 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Kathleen O says:
Hunk number two is Kevin McKidd and he is from Scotland.. I could really really get into your book, I mean i am already into, it, but if you had either a Scot or and Aussie as the hero… I would be in heaven and if he was Irish I woudl be in seventh heaven.. And I love Reese as the heroine, well she is one of my fav actresses. I just adore her.
On July 31, 2012 at 11:04 am
Ah-ha! Thank you. It really was driving me crazy that I didn’t know who he was. And I wanted to kick myself because when I found the pic & saved it in my research file, I closed the page before I made a note of his name. :evilmonkey
And knowing he’s a Scot…I think I just melted into a tiny puddle of drool. :hotstuff
The hero of this book is a Brit, but you can pretend he’s Scottish, Irish, or Australian, if you want. Heck, I’m using Simon Baker as inspiration & he’s an Aussie. :howyoudoin
On July 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Grace S says:
That second one is Kevin McKidd, Scottish smoking hottie of Gray’s Anatomy fame, although he made a delish Poseidon in the Percy Jackson movie.
I normally don’t go for blond at all, but a couple notable exceptions for me are Sean Bean (dirty blonde) and if one skews quite a bit younger, the amazingly hot Chris Helmsworth of Thor fame.
On July 31, 2012 at 11:26 am
If I’d known he was on Grey’s Anatomy, I may have actually watched it a time or two. And I haven’t seen Percy Jackson yet, but it’s on my DVR! Woot—something to look forward to. :devil
Dirty blonde is a great way to describe my hero, I think. Definitely not light blond or sunstreaked or anywhere close to Reese up there. LOL
And Sean Bean… *le sigh*
On July 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Grace S says:
You need to watch Percy Jackson……Kevin McKidd is Poseidon and Sean Bean is Zeus. And they both wear those rocking leather kilt and armor outfits. ::thud::
On July 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Tammy Beck says:
Reese would be a perfect. She seems so sweet and is pretty. Simon works as a hero for me. Another good looking blonde british actor is Charlie Hunnam.
On July 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm
:thumbsup I love her, too, esp in Sweet Home Alabama.
On July 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Pam Lowery says:
Heidi, do you watch General Hospital? You should check out Nathin Butler who plays Ewen on the show! He would make an awesome Nigel a good in between Simon Baker and the guy from Greys! He is SO good looking! And yes I did spell his name right, he is from “down-under!
On July 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm
I don’t, but suspect I’ll be doing a good old-fashioned Google search here in a bit. I’m always in the market for new pics of hot guys to use as research. :howyoudoin
On July 31, 2012 at 9:37 pm