I had no idea who Douglas Booth was until I started following the production of the latest Romeo and Juliet film directed by Carlo Carlei. At first glance at some of the production stills and IMDB photos, I wasn’t impressed with the casting of Hailee Steinfield and Douglas Booth, but I decided to dig a little deeper and see what DB was all about.
My research consisted of watching the latest films/television series DB had starred in. I found him in LOL and the latest BBC adaptation of Great Expectations on Netflix. I also did an intensive Google search, and found quite the crop of flattering pictures and Burberry ads starring Douglas.
Lo and behold, Douglas Booth was HOT. His sensitive and shy, emo-band boy character in LOL was a little silly, but he was smokin’! I didn’t get the major swoons until watching him in Great Expectations, though. GAH. The guy can rock the Victorian era, and one of Charles Dicken’s most memorable characters like no other. Pip has never looked so good on-screen.
After watching the new R&J on the big screen, I was convinced that DB could be a versatile character both in films, and in novels. DB filled Romeo’s pants quite well, and delivered his lines like an anxious school-boy, eager to be schooled in the ways of love.
To be perfectly honest, DB’s acting, British charm and good-looks, are reminiscent of Robert Pattinson in the Twilight years. He seems like a down-to-earth kind of guy, who’s breaking out in show biz. I don’t think it will be long until he’s offered a role in a YA book series-to-film adaptation.
I haven’t exactly cast him as a book boyfriend yet, but I know I will in the near future. It’s all about finding the right role. Those pillow-y lips, half-Spanish, half-Dutch genes, and pretty boy hair deserve to be a HOT MALE MC! What male MC would you cast Douglas Booth as?
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