― Casting Call Guest Post ∙ I've been asked to put on my faux director's hat and do some casting for the characters in DEFIANCE. I actually didn't have any one actor or actress in mind for my characters as I was writing, but after I finished the book, I went looking for people who might fit the bill. Ready? Here we go! ∙ Rachel: Danielle Pannebaker with blue contacts. She's got the attitude and the fierceness. Girl can be bada$$ when she wants to. Remember her in Mr. Brooks? I rest [...].