Backlist Revival Project: In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza [Dream Cast]

Howdy y’all! The Backlist Revival Project has chosen a very fitting book of the month for February, the month of love. This book is none other than In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza.


But before I dive in to the book, I decided to ask the author as to who would be her dream cast for this book. Here is what she said:


When I was writing In Over Her Head for #romanceclass, Mina asked us to come up with character profiles for our stories. At that time, I had visual pegs for the characters, one was a Korean actor, and a Hollywood actress. I realized they weren’t really the right pegs for the people I had in mind since I’m writing romance with Filipino characters. And after thinking about it overnight, I’ve finally come up with what I think would be the perfect actors to give life to the characters of In Over Her Head.



Jessy Mendiola as Erika Apostol

I find Jessy very pretty in a girl-next-door kind of manner. I’ve watched a couple of soaps with her in the lead role and I find her innocence appealing for a female MC. She can also play tough roles aside from sweet characters, suggesting her versatility in her craft. I think she’d be perfect to play Erika.



coco Coco Martin as Richard Javier

Okay, I am a little bit biased here but I LOVE Coco Martin. Richard doesn’t have a lisp, but I think it adds more to Coco’s personality, don’t you think? And who notices the lisp anyway? But seriously, Coco is just a shoo-in for this role. I love how intense he gets in every character he portrays. He’s brilliant in every role, and I just adore seeing his emotional, mushy side.



 Rafael Rosell as Jerome

Who doesn’t love this hunk of a man? Rafael was pretty much under my radar, that was, until I watched ABS-CBN’s TV adaptation of Martha Cecilia’s Kristine series (which I am a SUPER fan of). He portrayed a role that was suave, mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous—your typical playboy if you may. But when the romance started kicking on, boy, I was SOLD. Coincidentally, there’s a GMA7 soap where his character is named Jerome. How’s that for serendipity?



Yassi Pressman as Lorra Quiambao

I like Yassi’s sassy roles and I think she’s spot on for the role of Erika’s best friend. Have you seen the trailer of Girlfriend for Hire (with Andre Paras)? That was the one that sealed the deal for me.



Anne Plaza writes contemporary romance, young adult, and speculative fiction novellas. She has been into writing since high school and has een actively pursuing it on a professional level despite having a totally unrelated bachelor’s degree. Her first contemporary New Adult romance novella In Over Her Head was published in 2013 and was subsequently nominated for the 2014 Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards Romance in English.

When not writing, Anne juggles time in her day job, obsessing over her TV show fandoms, and shopping for new books to add to her growing TBR pile.



You can contact Anne through the following links:


In Over Her Head Book links:



Thanks for reading. See you on the next post! x


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