Here Husom shares some ideas for casting adaptations of both mystery series:
I’m a bit stumped when asked who I’d like to play the characters in my mystery series if the books were made into movies. In the Winnebago County Mysteries, I had some help when one of my readers told me she imagines Anson Mount as Detective Elton “Smoke” Dawes. I agree Anson would be a great choice. I also see Smoke as a younger, thinner Tom Selleck.Visit Christine Husom's website.
As for an actor to play Sergeant Corinne “Corky” Aleckson—of the more famous actresses, Reese Witherspoon fits her physical description fairly well, and is possibly a good match. But I think I’d look for a lesser known actor to play Corky.
The same holds true for the characters in the Snow Globe Shop Mysteries. Camryn Brooks can transform herself into a believable-looking Marilyn Monroe for costume parties. Her friends, Pinky Nelson looks a lot like a younger Lucille Ball, but with darker hair, a longer neck and arms and legs. Erin Vinkerman is Vietnamese American, and I have a friend whom I’d choose if she was an actress, instead a human resources coordinator.
I should ask some of my readers this very question sometime. It’d be fun to hear what they’d have to say.
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