Friday, December 25, 2009

Matching Actors to Characters

This is a new meme, created by me (lol that sounds egoistic)! I know there are a lot of ardent readers, including myself, who always tries to create a mental image inside their heads according to the descriptions of the characters. Like, if they mention some brooding handsome guy, you always try to pick one of your favorite actors to help you coast along the story. So, in order to help you, each week (usually on weekends, when I actually have time), I’ll pick a character (please help me by suggesting characters) and look around for an actor/actress that best matches them. (By the way, if there already is a meme like this, please let me know, so I can revert to that. Thanks!)

My first character will be….Gale (from the Hunger Games Trilogy, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, which are both MUST-reads). I personally was in Team Gale, but after reading Catching Fire, I became a traitor and joined Teem Peeta.

So the actor Gale will be matched with is … Gaspard Ulliel!

My friend introduced me to Gaspard Ulliel as the perfect match to Edward (alas, but they chose Robert Pattison). But as I read about Gale in The Hunger Games, I thought Gaspard was the best match for Gale. Gaspard Ulliel is a French actor and is most famous for playing Hannibal Rising in 2007. His dark brown hair cascading down his forehead creates this careless handsome boy whom all the girls would fall for in school (I know I would). Also, Ulliel does not have a boyish face but not too much like an old man, making it perfect for the age range. I have not watched Hannibal Rising, but reading about the role Ulliel played as a killer, I think that Ulliel could portray the rebellious and hunting nature of Gale.

Tell me your other actor suggestions! Can’t wait till the final Hunger Games series gets released in August 24!


  1. I haven't read the Hunger Games yet, I know "what am I waiting for". I have both the books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Anyways - I really like the meme. Gaspard Ulliel is very cute, and I wouldn't definitely be one of those girls to fall for a boy with hair like his too. :) Can't wait til your next one.

  2. Gaspard Ulliel would make a perfect Gale! Honestly I think he would make a perfect -insert every character you can think of-, that boy is cute!
    Thanks for sharing! ;)


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