“watching glass shatter” by james j. cudney – poll results

happy thursday my lovely bookoholics ❤ ❤ ❤ i hope you are all doing very well? 🙂

today, i have something very exciting for you guys! a couple of weeks ago, jay and i posted an exciting poll during the blog tour of “watching glass shatter”. you all know, how much i love jay’s book and i was so happy, that i could to the poll on my blog. we asked you guys, which actors or actresses should play the different characters, if “watching glass shatter” becomes a tv series or movie. i always love picturing different actors while reading a book, so this was very exciting for me. we chose three actors/actresses for each characters, whom you could vote for but you also had the option to put in your own choice.

and now, since the poll is closed, we want you to know, who won. yay!! so without further ado, here are the winners!



Who would play Benjamin?

Frank Langella – 33,3 %
Sam Neill – 33,3%
Martin Sheen – 25%
Liam Neeson – 8,3%

Who would play Olivia?

Meryl Streep – 58,3%
Jessica Lange – 25%
Sigourney Weaver – 8,3%
Joan Allen – 8,3%

Who would play Diane?

Diane Keaton – 75%
Stockard Channing – 16,7%
Lily Tomlyn – 8,3%

Who would play Rowena?

Jennifer Connolly – 41,7%
Amy Adams – 25%
Elizabeth McGovern – 25%
Daniela Nardini – 8,3%

Who would play Teddy?

Matthew Bomer – 58,3%
Ben McKenzie – 33,3%
Allan Leech – 8,3%

Who would play Matt?

Sam Claflin – 50%
Nick Jonas – 25%
Zachary Levi – 16,7%
Paul Rudd – 8,3%

Who would play Caleb?

James McAvoy – 41,7%
Drew Van Acker – 33,3%
Jonathan Groff – 25%

Who would play Zach?

Kit Harrington – 41,7%
Jesse Metcalfe – 41,7%
Zachary Quinto -16,7%

Who would play Ethan?

Eddie Redmayne – 66,7%
Ben Platt – 16,7%
Taron Egerton – 8,3%
Dax Shepard – 8,3%


as you can see, the votes are pretty mixed. the most obvious ones are diane keaton as diane, eddie redmayne as ethan, meryl streep as oliva, matt bomer as teddy and sam claflin as matt. as for me, i am very happy with these results. 🙂

what about you? did you think, the results would come out this way? or did you picture someone completely different?



thanks again to jay, for letting me be part of the blog tour and hosting this exciting poll! i can’t wait for the short stories to come out and read more about the glass family! and to everybody who hasn’t read the book yet – please do so! it’s an amazing family drama with wonderful characters, that will save themselves a spot in your heart. there is mystery and suspense, the writing is beautiful and you won’t be able to put it down.



book title: watching glass shatter
author: james j. cudney
pages: 278
publishing date: october 8th, 2017
publisher: creativia


The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.

Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.

We all need family. We all want to fit in. We’re all a mix of quirky personalities. Will Olivia be able to fix them or will the whole family implode? What will she do when she discovers the son behind Ben’s secret? Check out this ensemble cast where each family member’s perspective is center stage, discovering along the way who might feel the biggest impact from all the secrets. Welcome to being an honorary member of the Glass family.

26 thoughts on ““watching glass shatter” by james j. cudney – poll results

  1. This was such an exciting and fun poll! I can’t tell you how hilarious it was going back and forth with Alex trying to choose only 3 for each character. We agreed on 2 for almost everyone, but then each had someone else in mind for the third. We compromise well!

    I’m pretty closely aligned with most of the winners. There were only 2 people I saw while writing the book, and not even at first. But as I finished, I definitely had Meryl Street (Olivia) and Eddie Redmayne (Ethan) in mind, so I’m glad they won the poll.

    The biggest surprise was Matt Bomer as Teddy, not because he couldn’t play him, but I saw Teddy as less physically attractive, less built and a bit more arrogant. I’m sure Bomer could pull it off… I loved him in Guiding Light nearly 15 years ago (he was a very angry character!).

    Congrats to everyone who picked the winners. Can’t wait to see all your thoughts. And of course, major kudos and thanks to Alex for being the best partner on this poll — it wouldn’t have been as awesome to plan and watch without her!!!

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    • awwww, thank you for your kind words jay!! i had a lot of fun doing this poll. i remember our emails with the choices haha! 😀
      i think meryl street and eddie redmayne just fit so perfectly! i immediately had them in mind.
      and i get what you say about matt bomer, i’m just glad he won, because i love him as an actor and i wanted him to be in this cast haha! and his outfit and behavior in “white collar” just reminded me a little bit of teddy 🙂

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  2. This was such a fun poll! But you know what, I couldn’t participate the poll because I hardly ever watch movies ever since I started reading books and the actors I visualized while reading books are way too older for the role… for instance, I visualized an actor who played Ross in ‘Friends’ for Matt. lol I had Anthony Hopkins for Ben (yeah, too old?) and I had Sally Field for Olivia and such. But I totally agree with Eddie for Ethan. Great poll again, Alex! I really admire your greatness and creativity! You are amazing, I wish I could be like you!

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