Fancast Friday: Part-time Princess

Friday, 3 July 2015

So, this little meme is coming back! The post will be irregular for now, but I am adamant to try and keep reading more exciting books so I can keep fancasting as long as possible for you guys!

Returning to my faux casting director chair once more (which is actually my sofa), I'm doing some imaginary casting of the actors that I'd like to see play some of the characters from Pamela DuMond's Part-time Princess should it ever be adapted for screen. Now, I loved this book so much and you should check out the review I posted of it here if you haven't read it yet.

I'd like to point out that sometimes my castings may not be a hundred perfectly true to the looks and appearance that are probably stated in the novel. I'm going by the kind of character appearance I pictured while reading and the actors that I think would be perfect so some features may be totally off.


Whilst reading book, I pictured Lucy/Elizabeth to look something like Suki Waterhouse.

For those of you who don't know who Suki is she's an English actress and model. She appeared in 2014 film Love, Rosie alongside other gorgeous Brits like Sam Claflin and Lily Collins. She's also dated(? I don't even know if they're still together) Bradley Cooper.

For me, she fits the exact image of Lucy/Elizabeth that I had in my head and I think she'd look positively regal as the character in all those princess-y gowns.

My second choice for Lucy is Lily Collins. I'm quite a fan of Lily's work and she strikes me as a very down-to-earth actress. Not to mention - those eyebrows! Lily's absolutely lovely. You have to admit she'd make a gorgeous princess.

She was amazing in Love Rosie, an adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows End, where she played the title role of Rosie Dunne.

In addition to this, I happen to think Lily did an excellent job in another movie which was originally a book by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. While the movie itself was panned and unfairly so, Lily was a wonderful Clary and I'm so sad she won't be returning for the TV adaptation, Shadowhunters.


Much like with Lucy/Elizabeth, I have two choices for Nick. One of which is the actor I imagined could play Nick while reading Part-time Princess and the other is an actor who I love and upon thought would also make for a pretty fetching Nicholas.

My first and original pick for Nick (yay rhyme!) is Tom Hiddleston. We all swooned and sighed at Hiddleston as Thomas Sharpe in the new Crimson Peak trailer and Hiddleston in fancy clothing is what dreams are made of, my friends. I would totally love to see Tom play Prince Nick.

The English actor managed to charm the pants off a large portion of the female Marvel fandom as Loki and during Part-time Princess, I fell completely in love with utterly alluring Nick. He's definitely the actor I visualised as Nick whilst reading.
Torrance Coombs for all the things! Seriously, I don't think you understand how many times this Canadian actor will be popping up on my Fancast Fridays. (The answer is infinite times).

He's an amazing actor and has proved that on both The Tudors and Reign. His characters spend so much time around royalty, that it's just too hard not picture Torrance playing this role.

Try not to let the shirtless Max Irons distract you. There is actually text on this page! Although, I don't see why I should explain my reasons when the gif does all the talking. Max has said before he tends to choose his projects carefully and all his recent characters have been ~*serious*~. Despite this, my heart willing never lose hope that he'll one day do some fun rom-com-ish roles.

I don't like Cristoph as a character, I've made that no secret. And while his scandalous antics are hilarious to read, we're probably not meant to like Cristoph all to much anyway. I think I disliked him because he was a rather annoying obstacle for Lucy and Nick.

Nevertheless, until the Ivanka incident, I didn't think he was totally a bad guy.

Let's be honest, Cristoph is written as a handsome Prince and Max ticks the handsome box several times over. (Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

He's played royalty before in BBC's The White Queen as Edward IV, and might I add that he did an amazing job and may or may not have been my soul purpose for watching.

I highly recommend Pamela DuMond's laugh-out-loud novel. Pick up a copy today!

Let me know what you'd like me to fancast next!

Happy reading!
Until next time,

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