So, belatedly, I've been thinking about who my main characters look like. And it's damn hard to decide. Part of me thinks...well, they are who they are. I'm having a hard time finding someone who looks like them because they're distinct people in my head.
Still, I can see actors who evoke a sense of my characters.
NOTE: Okay, so as an English professor, I'm very sensitive about copyright, plagiarism, and intellectual property. I'm not posting actual photos but rather links to photos.
Given the age difference between my heroine and hero in NTL, you might automatically think of Demi Moore and Ashton Kusher. It would be a fair comparison since the age difference between my main characters is 14 years, compared with their 15.5 years. Alas, the fairly recent end of Moore's and Kusher's marriage wouldn't bode well for my characters. And I don't really see Honoria and Alex in them.
So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to some of the major figures of Never Too Late.
Mrs. Honoria Duchamp - The heroine of NTL is a 40-year-old widow and sole proprietress of Evans Books. She also has a tendency to poke her nose into situations that raise alarms in her head. Here's the closest I can get to Honoria:
- Jennifer Aniston: Not because she's been named "the sexiest woman over 40"--but she is in her 40s, she's beautiful, and she has played characters with depth and complexity. I could see her as the business-like, emotionally distant crusder.
- Chris Evans: I had a much harder time pinning down Alex. In my head, he's perhaps most like Joseph Gordon-Levitt from The Dark Knight Rises. Earnest, strong, filled with potential. Then again, I could also conceivably see Zac Efron, who is around the right age, but that feels like the "easy" choice. He seems to be "the" romantic lead these days. Heaven knows I'm not good at "easy." (I've been known to "overcomplicate" things. Shrug.) Plus, I don't see him as having the imperious nature Alex has. So, speaking of imperious, I settled on Chris Evans, with dark hair. He can do haughty and overbearing, and he'd' probably be a great foil for a woman like Honoria.
- NOTE: Strangely, going through this exercise, it was VERY EASY for me to identify the hero and heroine of ALWAYS A STRANGER (Book 2): Rosa Kato (an Italian-Japanese actress) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). Yup, that's them.