Friday, August 9, 2019

Noelle Salazar's "The Flight Girls"

Noelle Salazar was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she's been a Navy recruit, a medical assistant, an NFL cheerleader and always a storyteller. As a novelist, she has done extensive research into the Women Airforce Service Pilots, interviewing vets and visiting the training facility—now a museum dedicated to the WASP—in Sweetwater, Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found dodging raindrops and daydreaming of her next book. Salazar lives in Bothell, Washington, with her husband and two children.

Here Salazar dreamcasts an adaptation of The Flight Girls, her first novel:
I love imagining actresses/actors in the roles of my characters. It helps bring them to life in my mind. I can see the expressions on their faces and body movements. From the get-go I always pictured Rachael Taylor in the role of Audrey. She's beautiful, with the classic features I imagine Audrey to have, and gives great "serious expression". And when she smiles, she lights up the screen.

As for James Hart - who could play such a super man but.. Superman? Henry Cavill is who I picture as the serious pilot and dreamy love interest.

As for Carter, Sam Heughan. I mean, if anyone is going to avert Audrey's attention for a moment, he'd be the man to do it.

I imagine Brittany Snow as Carol Ann with her expressive eyes.

Alexandra Daddario would be Catherine.

And Ruby and Nola would be played respectively by Olivia Cooke and Shailene Woodley.
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--Marshal Zeringue