UPDATE (3/8/13): Check out AtLP’s updated post with YOUR suggestions and new additions to the “lineup” from Young Adult Magazine!
Ahh, Four. My fictional boyfriend. Remember, I called dibs on him already.
Let’s sum up what we’re looking for… Four needs to smolder on the screen. We need a smokin’ hot hardass with a bit of a tender, sensitive side. For example, an actor like Jensen Ackles would be PERFECT for such a role. He’s a phenomenal actor and I love him like butter on bread, but, as much as I love him, unfortunately he’s a bit too old to play this character.
And for those of you who are wondering… yes, I spent the past week looking at pictures of mostly shirtless hot guys. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
Some casting thoughts for this role include:
Steven R. McQueen
If he doesn’t make you swoon, you are not a woman. Just sayin. Known for the role of Elena’s little bro in Vampire Diaries, McQueen has grown into quite a fine looking young man the last few seasons. We’ve seen him be soft and sensitive with his big sis and the girls he’s diggin’, but we’ve also seen him kick some vampire ass, too. Of the actors here, he’s probably my favorite choice for Four. My little-girl-crush on him has absolutely nothing to do with it, of course…
Though he may be a slightly to old for the part of Four (but only in the same way that 25-year-old Robert Pattinson is/was too old to play an immortal high schooler), his role in The Tudors just oozes sexuality, and going to war for Zeus in Immortals certainly brings out the tough guy in him. He gets a vote from me!
I read on another fan’s blog (so help me if I can remember which one) that Hoult would be fitting for the role. I will not lie… I had no idea who this kid was and had to IMDB his whole history to find out if he was in anything I’d actually seen. Turns out he was the little kid in About A Boy! And he’s got quite an impressive resume. On a strictly physical level, he personally doesn’t do it for me. That’s not to say he’s not a good actor, and I also don’t think he’s unattractive, but he just doesn’t scream “I’M SO SEXY THAT MY MERE PRESENCE WILL MAKE YOUR PANTIES CATCH FIRE” (like Four does). But maybe that’s just me.
Mr. Kick-Ass himself. He co-starred with Chloe Grace Moretz (one of my choices for Tris in Part I of my casting experiment), so we already know they have some (non-romantic) on screen chemistry with each other. Also, the fact that he was the title character in Kick-Ass also tell us that he, of course, has some kick-ass abilities. The young actor was also able to play a young John Lennon in 2009’s Nowhere Boy, (which I unfortunately have not seen), but I have a feeling that for a role like that they weren’t going to choose someone who couldn’t hack it.
I know, I know, I know… he’s a prime choice to play every lead in every movie based on a young adult book. But let’s face it: homeboy be smokin’ hot. Pettyfer is the right age and build to play the part, however we’d need to get him some hair dye. Even though it was never mentioned in Divergent, Four’s hair is dark brown (as per a Q&A with Roth). But maybe I’m still bitter that he is positively perfect to play Jace Wayland for the Mortal Instruments movie (am I the only one that feels Cassandra Clare must’ve written that character with Pettyfer in mind?!) and they went with JCB instead.
If you haven’t already, check out Casting Divergent, Part I and check out the Tris picks. Then lay it on me… yell, scream, agree, disagree, and defend your favorite boy!