Although I think everyone sees characters differently in the novels we read, I’m often asked who I’ve pictured while writing Center of Gravity. If the book was made into a movie, it’s also fun to think about which celebrities might play the main characters.
Emma Stone is best known for her roles in The Amazing Spider-Man and Crazy, Stupid Love, and would play Ava in Center of Gravity.
Emily Jean “Emma” Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and at the age of 15, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career. She made a PowerPoint presentation, titled “Project Hollywood,” to persuade her parents to allow her to drop out of school and move to Los Angeles.
She and her mother moved to LA, where she was home-schooled while auditioning. – IMBd
Mitchell Carson – Christian Bale
Bale is best known for his role in the Dark Knight (Batman) trilogy. He would play Ava’s husband in Center of Gravity.
Born as Christian Charles Philip Bale in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK in 1974, his mother was a circus performer and his father was a commercial pilot.
He earned his first Oscar in 2011 after The Fighter‘s critical and commercial success. Bale earned the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal the brother to and trainer of boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg. – IMBd
Graham Thomas – Chris Pratt
Pratt, who would play a lawyer new to Mobile, Ala., in Center of Gravity, was born in Virginia, Minnesota and grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington. He is married to fellow Washington State native, Anna Faris. His hobbies off the silver screen include fishing, hunting and working on cars.
Pratt played major supporting roles in several television series, including Parks and Recreation, and film roles in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. In 2014, he starred as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. – IMBd
Jack Carson – Jonathan Morgan Heit
Carson was born on July 16, 2000, and would play Mitchell and Ava’s 8-year-old son in Center of Gravity.
He is best known for Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Date Night, and Bedtime Stories.
Prior to movies, he acted in commercials for Comcast, Publix, and Zales. – IMBd
Dr. Lucy Olsen – Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino, who would play child psychologist Dr. Lucy Olsen in Center of Gravity, was born in Sarasota, Florida and moved with her mother to Paradise, Ca., when Carla was just five years old.
A major modeling agency discovered Carla in San Diego and sent her to New York to begin a new career when she was 15. Gugino soon returned to LA to do modeling and enrolled in acting classes.
She played the mom in all of the Spy Kids films, as well in Watchmen and Race to Witch Mountain. – IMBd
Center of Gravity releases July 14, 2015 in bookstores and everywhere fine books are sold.