Casting Call Series: The Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas

TV casting for The Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas
The Wallflowers Series Family Tree for all five books
I’m always looking for infographics like these for series, so I took matters into my own hands. Voila!

Four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes. (Goodreads)

If you are a historical romance lover or are just getting into the groove of the genre, put this series on your list! I am a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas, not just for The Wallflowers, but for her subsequent series, too (The Ravenels and The Hathaways), and I highly recommend her.

What I love most about these books is that they are all part of the same universe. You’ll never have to be sad about leaving a beloved character behind because you will see them again. Even if it’s a quick cameo, I’ll take it.

That being said, be sure to include her The Gamblers of Craven’s Series (just two books) for an appearance by Ivo Jenner, Evangeline’s father.

Now, we all know Hollywood loves to adapt books into movies. I have been ranting and raving for years that historical romance is an untapped source. I mean, most series are based on a group or friends or family — the perfect set up for a television or limited series, I say.

(Note: when I found out Netflix was making Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton’s Series, I legitimately squealed. I immediately read ALL of them.)

So, without further ado, if we were casting The Wallflowers, this is who Amber and I would cast:

(Please keep in mind, we quoted physical descriptions directly from the book where we could. Where we couldn’t, we put it in point form.)

Casting Call Series

Again the Magic (Book #0.5)

hayley at well

Character Name: Lady Aline Marsden
Actress: Hayley Atwell
Book: Again the Magic
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
“Lady Aline Marsden…the older daughter of the Earl of Wastcliff. She was warm, high-spirited, and beautiful in all ways.”
– shining sable locks of hair.
– her features were fine and perfect.
– a tiny black mark that flirted with the corner of her mouth.
– brown eyes

Character Name: John McKenna
Actor: Steve Lund
Book: Again the Magic
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
– black hair
– eyes that are neither blue or green, but some magical shade in between
– lanky, big boned frame (6ft)

Secrets of a Summer Night (Book #1)

Amanda Seyfried

Character Name: Annabelle Peyton
Actor: Amanda Seyfried
Book: Secrets of a Summer Night
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
“The sun picked out gold and champagne in her light brown hair and made her skin glow…velvety skin and shining blue eyes.”
– 25-years-old

Character Name: Simon Hunt
Actor: Henry Cavill
Book: Secrets of a Summer Night
Physical Description(s) from the book:
“Uncovering a head of dark, slightly wavy hair. He was a tall, big-boned man who looked to be about thirty with strong features, a long blade of a nose, a wide mouth, and eyes so black that one couldn’t distinguish the crisis from the pupils. his was an utterly masculine face, with a sardonic humour lurking about the eyes and mouth…His body and nature patterned by hard work and keen ambition.”

It Happened One Autumn (Book #2)

Character Name: Lillian Bowman
Actor: Alicia Vikander
Book: It Happened One Autumn
Physical Description(s) from the book:
“Lillian’s face as longer and vaguely feline in cast, with tipped-tilted eyes, and a full sweetly carnal mouth.”
– a wealth of heavy dark locks; chocolate coloured hair
– tender white skin
– tall

Character Name: Marcus Marsden, Earl of Westcliff
Actor: Eoin Macken
Book: It Happened One Autumn
Physical Description(s) from the book:
“Marcus had the same harsh-hewn features, broad forehead, and wide, thin-lipped mouth. He had the same thick, raven-black hair; the same bold, broad nose; and the same stubbornly jutting chin.”
– alert, dark eyes with thick lashes
– striking more than handsome
– medium height and extraordinarily fit with the power physique of an avid sportsman
– 35-years-old

Devil in Winter (Book #3)

Character Name: Evangeline Jenner
Actress: Eleanor Tomlinson
Book: Devil In Winter
Physical Description(s) from the book:
“…lashes were a darker shade of auburn, while her skin was that of a true red head, fair and a bit freckled on the nose and cheeks…unfashionably full lips…and large, round blue eyes like those of a wax doll.”
– 20-years-old
– her hair is the brightest shade of red

Character Name: Viscount Sebastian St. Vincent, heir to the Duke of Kingston
Actress: Alex Pettyfer
Book: Devil In Winter
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– golden beauty and wintery, ice blue eyes
– looks like a fallen angel
– tall and lean
– “thick and slightly curly, with streaks of pale amber caught in the rich locks”

Scandal in Spring (Book #4)

Character Name: Marguerite (Daisy) Bowman
Actress: Maia Mitchell
Book: Scandal in Spring
Physical Description from the book:
– small, slim, and dark haired
– 22-years-old
– a wealth of heavy dark locks

Character Name: Matthew Swift
Actor: Jamie Dornan
Book: Scandal in Spring
Physical Description from the book:
– not yet 30
– tall and brawny
– “…his eyes were the rich sky blue of morning glories…sunglazed colour of his skin.”
– “…his features were strong and decisively formed, too masculine to be called beautiful, to striking to be ordinary.”
– “…a mahogany glitter slid over the shiny dark brown surface of his hair.”

A Wallflower Christmas (Book #4.5)

Character Name: Hannah Appleton
Actor: Felicity Jones
Book: A Wallflower Christmas
Physical Description from the book:
– “She was a brown-haired and green-eyed, and she had a nice smile and a decent figure.”
– 22-years-old
– “Her beauty was not cool and pristine, but warm and slightly disheveled.”
– ocean green eyes

Character Name: Rafe Bowman
Actor: Juan Pablo Di Pace
Book: A Wallflower Christmas
Physical Description from the book:
– excessive masculinity
– “…his eyes were extraordinary, dark as pitch yet gleaming with audacious fire. He had the sun-browned complexion…and his close-shaven jaw showed the grain of a heavy beard.”
– “…spicy brown eyes and gleaming sable hair.”

What do you think of our casting options? Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think.

P.S. What book series would you love to see turned into a movie or television show?

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa! Totally fair. When we think of Jamie Dornan, we go back to when we first saw him in Once Upon a Time as the Huntsman. Additionally, we based this off looks. Is that what you’re referring to or acting ability? Personality? We aren’t big fans of Fifty Shades, so we didn’t consider that. We adore him in his other work 🙂

    Who would you cast instead?

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  2. They are all perfect, ESPECIALLY Evie and St Vincent – Wow. Maybe you should rethink a career in casting. My top wish for a series is the Ravenels and imagine Stephanie Lauren’s Cynster series (the original 6)

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  3. I always pictured Nikki Reed for Aline Marsden and Robbie Amell for Mckenna! I feel like Robbie does the scorned, emotional ex so well and Nikki Reed does the reserved-haunted past- graceful lady part super well

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