Well, of course I had actors in mind while writing this novel! As this was such a fun project with Life After Joe, once again, I thought I would give this a go. And naturally, I watched BBC’s Victoria as part of my research (and am very much looking forward to the next season – squee!). While I did read a number of biographies on Queen Victoria, it was interesting to see people from history brought to life.
Anyway, as Victoria is most notably absent in my novel, here’s my cast:
Camren Bicondova (Queen Juliette)
For reasons unknown, Camren has always been in my mind when picturing Queen Juliette. Juliette is a young, independent woman, and Ms. Bicondova (to me) would make a great choice should the Queen ever make it to the screen.
Jude Law (Askew)
Perhaps in a bit more dapper fashion than his look as Watson, I genuinely think Mr. Law would make a fine version of Queen Juliette’s Lord Steward.
Jesse Williams (Prince Estevan)
In my opinion, tall, dark and handsome princes should always look like this (In my fictional world, I would age him down to about 25). He speaks a number of languages, is quite well written, and gifts unicorns. Le sigh.
Alex Pettyfer (Captain Jonathan Cranleigh)
Our Captain of the Queen’s guard has a difficult job, trying to keep up with Queen Juliette
and ignore his feelings for her in the process.
Kat Denning (Isabella, The Black Queen/Lady Thief)
With the resident Queen of the Seven Dials on your side, what could go wrong?
Ariana Vail (Miss Helena Westbury)
Of course I’m going to have an American running around! Helena is a smart and enthusiastic friend of Juliette (someone she definitely needs in her life).
Romann Berrux (Quick)
Every Queen needs a reliable page she can count on, and Quick is no different.
Of course, the next two books will reveal additional cast members (and I only included the principal cast here), but I wonder if there were any actors you particularly had in mind when reading The Queen of England: Coronation?