It’s hard to determine who I would cast as Siren’s Lament characters, since the setting and character ethnicities are generally ambiguous. Truthfully, I never really put much thought into casting my characters as live-action actors/actresses prior to this. Nonetheless, it was really fun brainstorming a potential dream cast!
Lyra: Claudia Kim or Emily Rudd
Lyra was hard to dream cast. I would have to pick someone who has a very soft and gentle demeanor.
Ian: Mena Massoud or Noah Centineo
It’s all about them eyebrows and charisma!
Shon: Douglas Booth or Miura Haruma
To be fair, Shon was somewhat inspired by Japanese actor Miura Haruma, who I had a huge crush on in high school. But overall, I’ve always imagined Shon to be a sweet guy that can pull off being dreamy.
Aleah: Gemma Chan or Pom Klementieff
I would definitely have to pick someone with boss-lady aura.
Kori: Rebel Wilson or Awkwafina
Kori’s was actually really hard to pick for me. Definitely someone who can make you laugh and is best friend goals.
Coen: Jackson Robert Scott
Because, c’mon, this kid is adorable.
Tua: Kekoa Kekumano
Because he’s a cinnamon roll.
Pele: Keke Palmer or Zendaya
I always picture Pele as someone multitalented; someone who can sing and dance.
Hona (Granny): Lisa Lu
I had to pick an actress that reminded me of my Grandma since Hona’s character is heavily inspired by my own grandmother.
Helix: Daniel Dae Kim
You can trust him! Plus, those amazing cheekbones!
River: Cam Gigandet
Like-able homie with Dimples 🙂
Frey: Sean Bean
He’s just a misunderstood dude.
Crim: Ralph Fiennes
The ideal villain actor!