Fancast Friday: Thirteen Reasons Why

Friday, 17 April 2015

Now, I know that a film adaptation has already been in production for Jay Asher's novel Thirteen Reasons Why and apparently Selena Gomez has been signed on to play Hannah Baker since 2011 which seems like ages ago. But unfortunately Selena just isn't the Hannah Baker I pictured and the whole point in this segment/meme is to share my dream castings which reflect the images of the characters that I pictured in my head. And this is it.

HANNAH BAKER

The gorgeous Katherine McNamara is who I pictured as Hannah throughout reading Thirteen Reasons Why.

I'm not entirely sure why my brain immediately associated Kat with Hannah and I don't know if you've ever heard Kat speak or seen any of her work, but her voice is exactly what I imagined Hannah would sound like. A rather upbeat, girly American accent that can sound sometimes patronising given the opportunity. And there are plenty of times when Hannah drops some sinister one-liners.

Up until recently I wasn't overly familiar with Kat's work, I stumbled upon her after I saw she was starring in a film called Natural Selection with Mason Dye. But according to the interwebs, she's been in several Disney Channel productions like Jessie and Girl vs Monster. She also worked on the short lived MTV series Happyland and has several movies in the pipeline. 
Despite this, she's still a fresh and rather unknown face in Hollywood. I'd really love for Thirteen Reasons Why to feature an upcoming actress like McNamara instead of Selena.

Casting Clay's a little harder for me seeing as I never really had a one particular actor for Clay set in my mind like I did with Kat as Hannah.
CLAY JENSEN

Logan Lerman is the typical and only Clay fancast that I see everywhere and I can't really disagree as I've seen some of his work and think he was rather good.
It's already been reported that he's being sized up for role of Clay, I'm not sure if he's officially landed it yet or not as the movie news for Thirteen Reasons Why is so slow and updates are rare.

I don't see why Logan wouldn't make a great Clay. I'd have questioned it before if I'd just seen him in the Percy Jackson franchise. But after watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower where he gave a rather impeccable performance as Charlie, I think he'd be a great fit for the role.



If I had to choose my own personal Clay, uninfluenced with the online fancasts, I think it'd have to be someone like John Karna.

He killed it as Noah Foster in MTV's Scream: The TV Series and in the hilarious 2014 film Premature that really deserves more recognition. John gives such amazing performances and I 100% believe that he'd be an incredible Clay.

Let me know who you'd like to see play Hannah and Clay and the other characters involved in Hannah's tragic story. Do you agree that they've cast Selena Gomez? (We all know that I don't.)

Hope you have a great day!
Until next time,
Samantha


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