Here she shares some ideas about director and cast for a cinematic adaptation of her series, The Drake Chronicles:
I don't picture actors and actresses in my head when I write a novel. The characters usually walk on stage fairly actualized and they get cranky if I try and interfere too much.Learn more about The Drake Chronicles at Alyxandra Harvey's website.
But once the book is done, or at least when it's well formed already, I do like to play around with casting the imaginary movie version. I even have links on my website for the Movie Game because I love hearing readers' choices. In fact, it's because of two readers who made their own movie trailer version of Hearts at Stake that I found my Lucy and my Nicholas.
I would be thrilled to pieces if Tim Burton wanted to direct and if the folks involved with the beautiful sets of the Harry Potter films could join in that would be grand. Especially if I could take some set pieces home afterwards!
So here goes, The Drake Chronicles as cast by me...with full disclosure that this isn't how they appear exactly in my head, they just happen to share a certain quality (look, voice, charisma...). This is especially true if the actor is now in his or her thirties but the character is 17!
Book 1: Hearts at Stake/My Love Lies Bleeding
Book 2: Blood Feud
Book 3: Out for Blood
Solange Drake: Kaya Scodelario
Lucy Hamilton: Emily Browning or Emma Stone
Nicholas Drake: Steven R. McQueen
Kieran Black: Steven Strait
Logan Drake: Jared Leto
Isabeau St. Croix: Olga Kurylenko
Quinn Drake: Orlando Bloom
Hunter Wild: Kristen Bell
Connor Drake: (twin) Orlando Bloom
And I've begun playing the movie game for my upcoming YA Victoria Gothic Haunting Violet
I think Violet Willoughby could be played by Leighton Meester and Colin Lennox by Aaron Johnson III.