Author's Note: This post may contain some light spoilers for anyone who is not familiar with the series.
I love Christina Lauren with a passion, and have loved their Wild Seasons series, especially—it has all of my catnip: “oops I married you in Vegas,” friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, and all the naughtiness a girl can handle! Like most readers, I envision each couple as I'm reading, but trying to find their real-life counterpart? Not very easy! So today, I'm crowdsourcing my opinions and giving you the top three actors and actresses I imagine for each main couple, and then letting you decide! Cast your vote for who you imagine would be the perfect actor to play each character–and if you're not happy with any of my decisions? Mix and match down in the comments!
Sweet Filth Boy's Ansel and Mia:
Ansel: For the casting of Ansel I went with a French actor I'm familiar with—Stanley Weber —that might be a touch old for the role, but I love him and I think he's capable of taking on the fun, but sexy persona that is Ansel! For the second and third, I look to Hunter Parrish of Weeds, and William Moseley, best known (to me) for his role in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, but you may now recognize him from The Royals.
|Stanley Weber||William Moseley||Hunter Parrish|
Mia: For Mia, I looked for waif-like heroines that could pull off Mia's dancer physique while still offering up the edge we found in Mia—after all you can't run off to France without a little bit of edge. Emma Watson has been a much loved actress for me (I'm a Potterhead) and her recent foray into film has really shown her depth as an actress. Willa Holland and Crystal Reed of Arrow and Teen Wolf, respectively, play characters that are far more than they seem—in fact, both characters have found out their family's are not quite who they were lead to believe. I won't psychoanalyze that too much, but suffice to say they are delightful when they are playing the happy-go-lucky side of their characters, and badasses when they're being... well... badasses.
|Emma Watson||Willa Holland||Crystal Reed|
Dirty Rowdy Thing's Finn and Harlow
Finn: Finn, oh dear Finn. You're a man of few words, but the words you do say are dirty AF. We're looking for a big guy here who likes to fish by day... and tie you up by night. Many fans cast Chris Evans in the role, so he can't not be on this list. Meanwhile, Canadian heartthrobs Peter Mooney and Stephen Amell can totally pull off Finn's brooding nature—plus, they would all look good tossing fishing nets in Canada, don't you think?
|Peter Mooney||Stephen Amell||Chris Evans|
Harlow: Our resident bad girl! As a fellow redhead, I found myself rooting for her and pretty much wanting to be her the entire novel! Aimee Teegarden is best known to me from Friday Night Lights, but with her red hair (courtesy of The Selection) and more bombshell attire she's been rocking of late, I can totally see her as Harlow—same goes for Margot Robbie who I know is capable of showing off the nuances of Harlow. And last but not least, Still Standings' Renee Olstead is a redhead with signature sass.
|Margot Robbie||Aimee Teegarden||Renee Olstead|
Dirty Wild Night's Lola and Oliver
Lola: Quirky, smart, a little socially inept when it comes to men... Dark Wild Night is my favorite book in the series and I'm pretty sure Lola is my spirit animal. Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl brings the spunk hiding in Lola, and Grace Phipps of Vampire Diaries has the shyness, but steel backbone that Lola has, too. Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson (who is also my spirit animal) is adorkable, nerdy, and endearing—just imagine her with Lola's dark locks.
|Grace Phipps||Dakota Johnson||Ksenia Solo|
Oliver: Ah, the Aussie of my heart! Google Nico Tortorella with glasses and you will see him transform before your eyes into comic store owner Oliver, and while Glen Powell is a little over the top in Scream Queens, I can see him playing the caring and protective friend (turned lover) to Lola. And Jesse Spencer really deserves to use his native Australian accent more!
|Glen Powell||Nico Tortorella||Jesse Spencer|
Wicked Sexy Liar's London and Luke
London: London is described as a sweet, All-American, surfer girl. She's pretty new to the group, but she quickly fits in! London, like all good characters, is more than that though and has closely guarded her heart—until Luke! I've loved Teresa Palmer since Warm Bodies and I'm an avid fan of Ashley Benson on Pretty Little Liars. Meanwhile, Britt Robertson was the second best thing about The Longest Ride (after Scott Eastwood's abs).
|Britt Robertson||Teresa Palmer||Ashley Benson|
Luke: He's a good boy turned bad boy—I love it! Chace Crawford a la What to Expect When You're Expecting is the perfect mix of sweet and sexy and if you take away Matt Lanter's face tattoos from Star Crossed, he's definitely Luke material. That leaves Sam Claflin who stole my heart in Love, Rosie—and I think he has enough of a player in him to pull off Luke's naughtier side.
|Chace Crawford||Sam Claflin||Matt Lanter|
So what do you think of these picks? What changes would you make to the list? Let me know in the comments!
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|Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren|
|Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren|
|Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren|
|Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren|
Jennifer Proffitt is a Midwest transplant to New York City. You can usually find her wishing time-travel was possible so she could go back to Victorian England or that she was a paranormal creature. By day, she is the Community Manager for Heroes and Heartbreakers. You can find her on Twitter at @JennProffitt