There have been so many different novels being adapted for the big screen over the years and there will no doubt be plenty more to come in the future. When it comes to choosing the cast to play the characters in the movie version, fans often give their opinions and, more often than not, tend to disagree with who eventually get cast.
This has certainly been the case with the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit novel The Girl on the Train, which has British beauty Emily Blunt playing the lead role of Rachel. Many feel that Emily is too beautiful to play the character, which has led to the author of the novel giving her views on the decision.
Author Paula Hawkins was chatting to the Daily Mail, when she explained, "I love Emily Blunt. Mostly, I thought of her as like a comedy actress. I remember her sort of scene-stealing role in The Devil Wears Prada, but she does the most extraordinary job in this. She really does."
He added, "Everybody moans about, 'Oh, she's too beautiful to play Rachel', and she is (too beautiful). But the thing about Rachel, you know the key part of her is her self-loathing and how bad she feels about herself. They've done their best, I mean, to sort of make her look a bit s**t.."
The Girl on the Train is set to hit the big screen on October 5 in the UK and on October 7 in the US.