Here we are again, I can't help it, I just love imagining seeing my stories on the big screen and actors who could potentially bring my beloved characters to life. Guns & Smoke is the first in a romance series that I co-authored with my friend, the incomparable A. Smith. It follows Bonnie and Jesse, who meet in Vegas about 20 years after the end of the world when Bonnie lures Jesse into an alleyway and robs him at gunpoint. From there we see them thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime that makes them realize life should be about more than just surviving.
Bonnie- She's biracial, half-white and half-Korean, short and beautiful with long black hair and mysterious blue eyes. She's curvy, capable, and dangerous with a traumatic past that's coming for her. There are so many layers to Bonnie, the broken little girl who saw too much too soon. The fierce outlaw who'll stop and nothing to stay free. The vulnerable woman who's never dared to want things for herself before. It would take an incredible actress to play all of these sides of Bonnie and so much more. I'd love to say that I've had someone specific in mind but honestly, I'd love to be surprised by a fresh face that's racially accurate. A Korean actress or someone who is at least half Korean. Actress Kim So Eun is gorgeous and seems like she could depict Bonnie's edginess though, she doesn't have Bonnie's quintessential blue eyes. Who could you imagine as Bonnie?
Jesse-I've had the actor I wanted in mind for Jesse for a loooonnnnggg time... to the point where he might even be getting a little too old to play Jesse... but I can't help it... he's who i imagined when first writing the dashing love interest back in 2012. Jesse is a man who's finally figuring out what he wants and who he wants to be. He's suffering through his own tragedy and learning to parent his younger brother after they're both orphaned in a gruesome attack on their family farm. He meets Bonnie and finds someone who can help him survive in the outside world but also someone who challenges him at every turn, pushing him to discover more and more about himself. He's kind, consistent, and fiercely loyal. Honestly... Jesse may just ruin me for most real men. LOL! Matt Lanter was the inspiration behind his strong physique, great smile, blue eyes and even his blonde hair. Matt Lanter isn't blonde anymore but he was back when we first started writing Jesse. I mean, look at this man, he's gorgeous. I have no doubt he could play the