In case you’re wondering, yes, this blog post is going to be all about what the title suggests.
At the end of January, one of my readers posted on my FB wall:
Hi there is something I wanted to ask you. Do you have any pics/drawings of the Holloway pack, what they look like in your minds eye? I’d love to know what they look like to you!
When I first saw the question, I was a little stumped. I also didn’t think I’d ever be able to find any images that might resemble the members of the Holloway Pack.
Here was my explanation as to why:
Before I go hunting, I’ll explain why this is a struggle for me. When I write a character, I rarely see all of their physical characteristics in one entire package. I’ll visualise their hair. Their eyes. Their muscular structure across their body. Whichever part of them is pertinent to the current line I’m writing is all I see. So to try and visualise them as a whole is difficult for me because I connect way more with them as a ‘presence’ than a body. It’s the entire package of personality, heart, soul, etc that comes to me for a character. The rest is simply made up to suit. Does that make sense? However, that being said, I did have a couple of comments on a blog post some months back about who could play Sean if D&L was ever made into a movie. One suggestion was David Boreanaz–which to me was wrong, on so many levels. Another suggestion was Josh Hartnett. Now he’s a much better fit. Just make him broader, stronger, less about the cheekbones but all about those gorgeous eyes of his and the smile and you *might* have a workable Sean. And once you have one Holloway male, all you have to do is beef him up further and make him more rugged for Ethan, and do the same with cool blue eyes for Nate.
However, the lady had asked so (being me) I was intent on delivering. And to help me along, I went with a comment I recall from a while back—when I wrote a post about books on the big screen—that said she’d (Keri Lake, I think) love to see Darkness & Light on the big screen. And on pondering over who could play Sean Holloway, David Boreanaz was mentioned (which I kinda frowned at) along with Josh Hartnett.
Now … when you look at those two choices, you’ll notice the dudes don’t really look anything alike.
Which only adds to my point: does every single reader truly see each character differently?
So … at the request of Renée, I thought I’d ask you guys: who do YOU see as most closely resembling the Holloway Pack cast? And since I’ve recently joined up at Pinterest and have the beginnings of a Holloway Pack Board set up, I’m even more interested to hear other’s opinions.
The complete Facebook conversation (along with found images) can be found HERE!