Feature and Follow Friday (54)

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers.  You can find more info about this meme here.

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It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?

I’m switching it up a bit today, and not focusing on a YA book.  I know, it’s shocking!

This seems to be the week of The Scarlet Pimpernel for me.  I talked about the book in my TTT post, and in my review of Life After Theft.  So I thought it would be prefect timing to cast the leads for this book for this week’s Friday hop.

I’m actually basing the characters from the movie version of The Scarlet Pimpernel from 1982, because I like that story the best.  So there.  🙂

Anyway, the book takes place during the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror when the French Revolutionaries were sending French aristocrats to the guillotine.  The Scarlet Pimpernel attempts to save as many of the aristocrats as possible.

There are three leads:
1.  Sir Percival Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel – the hero of the story, a British noble rescuing French aristocrats from the guillotine.  Avoids suspicion by pretending to be a fool.
2.  Marguerite St. Just – A French actress who falls in love with Percy – does not know Percy is the Pimpernel.
3.  Paul Chauvelin – works for the French government.  Has a relationship with Marguerite.  Wants to capture the Pimpernel, and will use Marguerite to do so.

For Percy/The Scarlet Pimpernel I think Tom Hiddleston would be perfect.
I think he has the acting chops to pull off silly Percy, and smart Percy.  He certainly has that high brow look to him, which is perfect for aristocrat Percy.  Also, that smile of his just seems so Percy to me.  It shows how lovable Percy is, the fool Percy, or the real Percy.  And I’d love to see him in period costume!!!


How can anyone resist that smile?

Casting Marguerite was so difficult for me.  Marguerite has a past, and whoever plays her needs to show Marguerite’s intelligence, as well as her love for her brother and for Percy. I really thought about this, and I’m thinking Sophia Myles would be a great Marguerite.  I haven’t seen her in a lot, but I think she pulls off the whole period look, and I also think she could show the depth of Marguerite’s character.

I think this photo is from that Doctor Who episode.

I think this photo is from that Doctor Who episode.

And for our villian, Chauvelin.  It’s sort of a toss up for me between James McAvoy and Ewan McGregor.  I think McAvoy is adorable, but I also think he could pull off being the baddie.  Chauvelin has charisma, and McAvoy has tons of that.  Of course, so does Ewan McGregor, and McGregor can definitely pull off period costumes.

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About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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21 Responses to Feature and Follow Friday (54)

  1. I would never have guessed the Scarlet Pimpernel could look so hot. Ewan McGregor is my fave choice.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I remember reading the Scarlet Pimpernel. I loved this book. Great choice Quinn.
    Old Follower

    My FF Marilyn @ Marilyn’s Mystery Blog

  3. Hi!! I love the purple theme!! New follower via Bloglovin’! -Emily @ Emily Hearts Books

  4. Julie S. says:

    I’ve never read The Scarlet Pimpernel but this is a cool casting.
    Old follower.

  5. Hopping through. I love The Scarlet Pimpernel. I first saw the musical about 10 years ago and then read the book. Sophia Myles would be great. I loved her in Doctor Who.
    My Hop

  6. I never read this book but I have it on my TBR, now when I read it I’ll be thinking of the characters you chose 🙂

    New Bloglovin’ and Facebook follower!

    MY F&F


  7. Haven’t read the book, but nice casting!
    New Bloglovin follower
    My FF @ the NerdHerd Reads

  8. Old follower. Congrats on being this week’s feature!
    Shelf Full of Books


  9. Berls says:

    It’s been a long time since I read the Scarlet Pimpernell. But I love your casting choices and I’m all about Ewan Mcgreggor!

    Old BL Follower 🙂
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

  10. I can’t resist Tom Hiddleston in any role, haha. And Ewan McGregor is awesome too!

    FF – Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  11. Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace says:

    Congrats on the feature. I haven’t read that book before. Nice choices for leads though.

    Here’s My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Twitter, Facebook Follower 🙂

  12. I haven’t read this but you’ve chosen some great actors. Love James McAvoy :0)

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

  13. michiedoll says:

    I haven’t read that book yet.old follower
    Hope you can visit my Follow Friday

  14. Cary says:

    Great post! I’m now following your blog!! 🙂
    Here’s my link: http://carycheyennexo.blogspot.com/2013/09/follow-friday-17.html

    – Cary.

  15. Great cast! I made the jump and casted my favorite book series! Check it out The Book Cove

  16. Kim says:

    Tom Hiddleton is a perfect pick for anything. Though I haven’t read the book yet. I usually focus on YA books too but went with Night Film for this FF. Bloglovin’ follower 🙂
    Kim @ YA Asylum

  17. I love Tom Hiddleston *hearts* Great casting!

  18. I would definitely stand in line for that movie! Scarlet Pimpernel mixed with Tom Hiddleston? Perfection! Old follower.

    Happy Reading!

  19. Charlotte says:

    I’m not familiar with this book. But I love that you casted Tom H. and Ewan McG. Both of them are very good actors. 😀

    Congrats on being featured!

    Old follower via bloglovin!

    Thoughts and Pens FF.

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