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Here's another meme that I thought would be pretty fun! I know we all think about our favorite books being made into movies - and even more so, we often daydream which movie stars would play our favorite characters. So why not share with others who we think would be a good fit for our beloved characters? Has the book already been made into a movie? That's fine, you can always discuss whether or not you thought the actor or actress was a good fit, or even suggest ones you thought would've played the role better. Feel free to play along and post your own Movie Star Mondays, just remember to keep my site on the post and feel free to link me back your posts - I'd love to see what you guys come up with! =)
For the very first Movie Star Monday, I'll be talking about Lena from the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver!
And I've always seen Ella Purnell as playing Lena. Yes, I know, I know - they already did a pilot episode for the Delirium TV show with Emma Roberts. Really, though? Emma Roberts? I knew from the moment I heard she'd be playing the lead that the show would be a flop. I can't say that I hate the girl - I've never met her - but her acting is atrocious. You just can't put the person who played the lead in the crappy show Unfabulous (Ironically, the name of the show was a proper fit) - as well as screwed up a classic like Nancy Drew - and expect it to be a hit.
But I won't go into too much detail about that. For a refreshing new YA television series (or movie), you need an actress who is flexible and knows how to work a part - one who's proven she's a capable actress. Purnell is young, but has played a variety of roles from horror flicks like Intruders to family films such as the wildly popular Maleficent. Not only that, but she looks quite a bit like the model on the front of the books, with soft, round features and brown hair. I know appearance isn't so much an issue, seeing as they can change just about anything about you nowadays, but I always keep that in mind when making out my ideal cast members.
So what do you guys think? Did you think Emma Roberts was a good fit, or do you see someone else as playing Lena? Also, is this a meme you'd like to see more of in the future? And if so, who would you like to see spotlighted? Feel free to let me know in the comment!