As a writer, one thing that really helps me is having a picture of what I visualize my female lead character to look like. Having a face from a magazine, catalog, or the internet helps me to see my character more clearly. So far I have one manuscript completed, and my main character in this novel is a female drummer. I’ve written her character to be driven and determined without being overbearing. She’s funny at times in an off-wit kind of way and she’s attractive without being self-obsessed. As I wrote the novel I pictured the actress Paula Patton playing the lead role if the book were ever adapted into movie. If you saw the movie Deja’vu you’ll remember she played opposite Denzel Washington in the fast-paced thriller. Also, she did a good job in the movie Idlewild starring Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin and Antwan A. Patton “Big Boi”.
Soooo all if this brings me to my question for you. If you were the casting director for a movie made about either one of your books or your own life, who would you choose as your leading lady?