Oddly, there aren’t as many vampires that appear in both TB and SVM as one might think! The ones I’ve included in my stories follow.
Bill is just Bill. LOL. Stephen Moyer, I thought, did well in the role, and it’s difficult not to see him when I think of the character. I’ll probably never re-cast him.
Though Franklin’s characterization is very different between the books and the show, I liked the actor who played him, James Frain, so that’s whom I continue to visualize whenever I use this character.
For The Comfortably Numb Series, I made Isabel into Russell Edgington’s daughter and chose an actress that looked like she could be related to the person I cast for Russell. I picked Annie Werching, whom I loved in 24.
Lorena Ball (Lorena Krasiki)
Pam Ravenscroft (Pamela Swynford de Beaufort)
Kristin Bauer van Straten is a wonderful Pam! In the books, this character is described as being much “younger” in human years and quite a bit “older” in vampire terms. Still, despite the age disparity, Bauer van Straten is the person I’ve always pictured, but–who knows?–with future book-based stories, this might change.
For other pieces, notably the Comfortably Numb trilogy and Not Without Action, I’ve “cast” Pierce Brosnan.
When I was developing a more fun-loving (and nicer) Sophie-Anne for Given Unsought, I began picturing Lauren Ambrose.
Stan Davis, King of Texas
More recently in Not Without Action, I visualized Stan as actor David Krumholtz.
So–Talbot is a human in the books. I liked the choice to make him a vampire in the show, and I’ve used him in some of my stories–notably in the UN-iverse. Not surprisingly, I visualized Theo Alexander.