Casting call on Diana's Facebook page
[admin] Who would be in YOUR dream movie cast for the Outlander series? Starting today (and purely for entertainment purposes!), we’ll open nominations for one character at a time—post a picture of your favorite candidate, and we’ll round up the top 10 contenders with the most "Likes" and comments for your final vote. Let’s start with the biggie: who would you cast as CLAIRE?Naturally, this has unleashed a flood of comments and photos of people's favorite choices for all the roles, not just Claire. There were more than 2600 comments on that message alone, when I checked just now, and that doesn't include the hundreds and hundreds of photos people have posted since the announcement yesterday.
I can't be the only one who's not really interested in the Endless Movie-Casting Debate, can I? I feel sorry for anyone who had a non-movie-casting-related question or comment today, because there's no chance that Diana will wade through all those hundreds of pictures and movie-casting comments to see it. She just doesn't have time.
Here's Diana's comment on the "casting call", from Compuserve last night:
[We] did it on purpose--knowing full well what would happen. Entertains the fans, revs up the traffic (hence the overall visibility), and requires absolutely no attention from me. (The Random House admin person started the contest and will be responsible for counting up votes--unless she gets overwhelmed and gives up, which is not beyond the reach of imagination.)If you would rather not see all the movie-casting comments and photos on Diana's Facebook page, just go to the top of her page, directly under the five small photos, and click on "Diana Gabaldon". (Or click here.) That will show you only posts created by Diana or the administrator of her page.
There is a thread about movie-casting on Compuserve here if you're interested. Please note that all these suggestions are just for fun. Even Diana says she has no say on who they will cast in an eventual OUTLANDER movie or miniseries. (That's what casting directors are for.)
Oh, and while we're on the subject of a possible OUTLANDER movie, look here on my FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.