Beth and I faced-timed, while hanging out, while blogging to bring you the Adam castings from around the web. First up, MTV Crush:
The part where we disagree with MTV
Beth: This picture looks like a douchier Pete Campbell from Mad Men. I don’t want him being Adam. Wait, he was on the Young and the Restless (or The Young and the Rest of Us, as Beth thought it was called as a youngin’.)
Jamie: He looks like he could be your hot gay best friend that dates hotter guys than you ever do.
Beth: He could easily be bisexual…hey actually, maybe that works for Adam…hey now. Also, you can tell from this head shot that he’s a Short Man.
Jamie: I know how we both feel about short men. Oh, wait. He was in that cool scene in The Secret Circle where the water floats up. It was quite smouldery.
Beth: It looks like Twilight, but instead of Edward sparkling, it’s the forest. NEXT.
Jamie: THE KISSABLE LIPS GUY (Yes, we swooned all over him here.)
Beth: Looks good in leather as evident in his Carrie Diaries wardrobe.
Beth: He’s number 11 on my google search bar when you type in Austin. Austin Peay, a crappy street in Memphis comes in first and then Austin City limits, bunch of Austins no one ever heard of, Austin TX and then poor, sad, ungoogleable Austin Butler.
Jamie: I can’t take his smoulder face seriously when it looks like he’s in front of some paint splatter on a Nickelodeon carpet.
Beth: Whoa, older pictures of him look very 80s. Like Blue Lagoon.
Jamie: So… he’s a brothalova?
Beth: What are these pictures with him and Vanessa Hudgens straddling him? AND she’s wearing overalls. I do not understand. They are making out all over the internet.
Jamie: It is not for us to understand these things. Plus, we’re old.
Beth: I was trying to remember the scene he was in the movie Valentine’s day. Can’t really recall. Wow, he has been in nothing that I’ve seen.
Beth: Oh. Here.
Jamie: Oh google says he is 5’10”, which really means he’s 5’8″
Beth: Nope, too short.
Jamie: When I pictured Adam, he was dark haired…so maybe.
Beth: At best, he looks like a sidekick, like Simon in the Mortal Instruments.
Jamie: If he can really sing, I might be sold. Singing abilities upgrade looks by three-fold.
The part where we scour Tumblr
Jamie: I have never heard of him, but great eyes.
Beth: He’s this dumb male model that has that one picture where he’s ridiculously gorgeous ^^, and all the YA fangirls online have dream-casted him as every character from Augustus Waters to Will Herondale to – apparently – Adam Wilde.
Jamie: So he’s not even an actor? That totally makes sense, tumblrs.
Beth: He’s not even consistently attractive. That picture is misleading. Case in point: Up there he looks like every woman’s dream guy. And here, he looks like the kid you used to babysit. Like just last year.
Beth: This is one of the guys in The Mortal Instruments (Alec). He kind of reminds me of Christian Bale.
Jamie: I had a huge crush on Christian Bale ever since Little Women. This came to an abrupt stop after American Psycho. That film still haunts me.
Beth: LAURIE!!! *heart eyes*
Jamie: Hmm, he sorta looks like Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend, Scott Disik. That’s a bit freaky.
The part where we cannot even
Joe Jonas (hahahahhahaaa hahaaaaaaaa *gasp* haaaaaaaa)
Ansel Enlgort (You have a case of the Anne Hathaways. I mean the Shailenes. GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE, SIR.)
Jean Luc Bilodeau (Who? Go home, You Tube fanvidder. You are drunk.)
The part where Beth is ADAMant
ADAMant. Get it? So, I already have the perfect Adam in my mind:
I know this guy has been touted for all kinds of roles from Peeta to Finnick to *barf* Christian Grey. But in my mind, he’s never fit any of them. Not really.
He actually LOOKS like how Adam appears in my imagination. It’s been quite some time since I read If I Stay, so I don’t quite remember how he is described, but MY impression of Adam while reading stuck with me. And he looks like Hunter. That’s odd for me because normally I don’t have an actor or model in my mind as I read. I definitely wasn’t thinking of Hunter while I read, but I saw an interview with him recently when I was writing the Book Boyfriends post and I thought “He looks like my Adam!” immediately. That never happens for me. Usually, I’m just settling for an actor who can maybe pull it off. (Unless we’re talking about Finnick/Garrett Hedlund. That pairing is CANON, yo.)
Not only does Hunter totally look like my mind-Adam, HIS VOICE IS RIDICULOUS. Everyone knows Adam has to be able to sing and have an amazing stage presence to pull off the role. Hunter got his start in Spring Awakening on Broadway, and actually got me to listen to the horrible Godspell soundtrack for the first time since that I had to sit through a million auditions for a college production. He’s stellar. It won’t be “actor with an ok voice trying to make it work.” It will be “how can we make him more believable as a rock star with these golden pipes he’s throwing out?”
I mean. COME ON. (Even though it seems like he’s having to glance at the music stand to sing Aerosmith karaoke, he’s working that mic.) I kind of don’t usually throw my hat in the ring for a certain actor without any reservations, but I FULLY endorse Hunter for Adam.
And Jamie says …
In the end, I would love to see someone cast that hasn’t been dream cast in every other YA role. Variety is the spice of life. Plus, we don’t need another Shailene Woodley (guess I don’t really enjoy her either).
So what do you guys think? Anyone else hopping on the Hunter Parrish train? Do you think Adam needs to be able to sing?