I had no idea how close this ‘casting’ race would be…therefore, I had no idea how much it would freak me out! Josh Duhamel and Eric Dane were neck and neck the whole way! Poor Channing Tatum just didn’t come close for the character of Ryder where voting was concerned! (I hope he’s not too offended! And fear not…he’s up for other roles that I think fit him better!) The first time I tallied the votes (which were overwhelming in number, I might add) Josh and Eric were literally dead even! I couldn’t believe it! I had to show Kevin because I couldn’t believe it! But now that there’s a winner…I’m totally stressed! I know one ‘team’ will be disappointed! Don’t get mad at me, okay…because this is all in fun! AND we are only pretending to cast the movie! I know that in truth no actor can fill Ryder’s boots for any of us! So let’s just keep pretending and whichever ‘team’ doesn’t win…know that your guy WILL be cast in a Marcia Lynn McClure hero position at some point…of that there is no doubt!
So, at the risk of provoking hate mail, a flogging or something else…here’s the result of the “Ryder Maddox” voting contest… (don’t get mad, okay?)…the winner…and I mean only by a nose (it was seriously so close I can’t even tell you!)…is Josh Duhamel!
For those of you who voted for Eric Dane (and don’t worry…he’s up for a TON of hero parts) and are disappointed, let’s highlight Josh’s good characteristics: Tall, handsome, fabulous smile, able to portray a great sense of humor and wit, great voice, charming…okay?
I’ll put Josh’s photos on Ryder Maddox’s bio page (as the actor who won the casting contest), and then what do you say we all take a breath and break before we vote on someone else! It’s emotionally taxing! Casting is such a hard job! Who knew?
Thank you so much to everyone who voted! It was such a blast, wasn’t it? I enjoyed watching the votes roll in via blog comments, Facebook and e-mails…LOVED the extra comments of ‘why’ a vote was cast! I hope this was fun for you…even if your guy of choice didn’t win! I had a ball! Thank you, thank you, thank you!