The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Dream Cast

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday Street Team Presents...


Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci's footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital's Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Dream Casting The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

I do not own any of these pictures. The rights go to their owners.
Though The Anatomical Shape of a Heart is my young adult debut, it’s my eighth published book.
Readers often ask me if I write characters with specific people in mind. The short answer is no.
Occasionally a real person might inspire the initial spark for a character; however, by the time the first chapter is written, the original personal is long forgotten, and the character has morphed into someone else entirely.  That being said, it’s still fun to think about who would play your characters if Hollywood ever came knocking. So, here’s my shortlist for the The Anatomical Shape of a Heart casting couch.

My heroine: Beatrix “Bex” Adams
Who: 17-year-old anatomical artist
Description: Short, knows a million ways to braid her dark long, hair; nicknamed “Morticia.”
Role goes to: Adelaide Kane (Reign and the Australian soap Neighbours). She’s got Bex’s poise and deadpan attitude, so even though she’s average height, which makes her too tall to play Bex’s “gruesome pixie,” I still vote for her. Runner up: Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Rec.

Adelaide Kane

Aubrey Plaza

My hero: Jack Vincent
Who: 17-year-old graffiti artist
Description: Tall, dark, and pompadoured;  into retro-rockabilly style.
Role goes to: James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause.) Wait, is this allowed? I know he’s dead, but in the book, Bex jokingly describes Jack as looking like what would happen if David Beckham and James Dean had a baby together. He’d have to dye his hair dark, but if we’re reviving the dead, a little trip to the salon’s a breeze.

James Dean

Bex’s brother:  Heath Adams
Who: 19-year-old gay college dropout
Description: Dark, short hair; wears a lot of metal band shirts.
Role goes to: Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black). Sure, Jordan plays a gay guy with short, dark hair on Orphan Black, so this is kind of a no-brainer, but he really would be perfect as Bex’s brother. PERFECT.

Jordan Gavaris

Jack’s best friend:  Andy Wong
Who: 17-year-old co-worker at Zen bookstore
Description: Tousled black hair, has a labret piercing.
Role goes to: Aaron Yan (Taiwanese drama actor). I think he does more singing than acting these days, but he’s definitely got the charisma and looks to play Andy.

Aaron Yan

About the Author:
Jenn Bennett is the author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series with Pocket and the Roaring 20's historical paranormal romance series with Berkley. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two pugs.

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1 comment :

  1. I LOVE your casting! I haven't read this book yet but it sounds really good. Fancasting is always a lot of fun. :)