Wednesday, December 10, 2008

5 Favorite Heroes

Each book I start to write, I need to visualize my hero and heroine before I can proceed.

Here are 5 actors who help me with that process:
1) Who can resist this man now we have seen him perform in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace? James Bond fans may have been upset at the choice of Daniel Craig as their new hero but they soon changed their tune when they saw him emerge from the sea, tanned, buff and serious. I recently set a book in Egypt and he was my man. And he performed real well, thank you.
2) Colin farrell is for when I need a younger hero, a man who has secrets as dark as he appears. He is my character in my current manuscript set in Santa Fe, USA, and he has a very dark secret.

3) No one could leave Hugh Jackson off this list. I have never seen him look bad even when he sprouts ears and other bits. Not a lot more to say, but I am looking forward to seeing him in his new film, Australia, as soon as it reaches New Zealand's shores.
4) Pierce Brosnan continues to look good despite the passing years. He was my favorite Bond until Daniel came along. I have used him before but I can't remember in which story. I guess I've written that many.
5) Viggo Mortensen is Lord of the Rings. Each story, each movie has to have a handsome hero and Lord of the Rings has two - Viggo and Orlando Bloom. Now I would have included Orlando but he's just a little too baby-faced still. Give him a few years and some tough living and he will turn out fine but until then I'll take Viggo. Those eyes hold mysteries and secrets that I would like to investigate, hoping to never know the truth.
In my next post, I will show you my heroines.
Meanwhile, which heroes do you visualize while writing?

11 comments:

raine said...

Craig is quite good-looking, but just not my cuppa tea for some reason. But I'll happily take the other 4, thankyouverymuch. :)

For some reason, I don't equate my heroes to men I've seen--not on an individual level, at least. I may take a character trait from this one, or a set of eyes from that one, or a crooked smile from so-and-so, but that's about it.
Go figure.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Raine, I am very visual so this helps to make the story flow but I know others hear the characters' dialogue but don't worry about what they look like.
I've never thought Craig was good looking until I saw him in Casino Royale. It's something about all that confidence and know-how. It shows that attraction is a lot more than purely physical looks.

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Send me another chapter!!! WOOT!!! Great hero choices, Suzanne. :D

Loved the pics. :D

Hugs, JJ

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Does it change things, Nancy, now you know who the hero looks like in my current manuscript?

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Suzanne, visuals do work to promote heroes. :D

Good afternoon. I am through with my dental appt, have my ultrasound tomorrow and hope to have other things settle down after all the holiday running around comes to a halt. :D

My MIL lost her driver's license last week and that had us running around even more, but she passed her eye test and has her license back. :D

Hugs, Nancy

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Nancy, you sure sound busy at the moment. You need some time to chill out over Christmas. I hope things settle down for you.

Suzanne

Footsteps said...

Funny! I "visualize", but for me it's more of a "feel the spirit" thing. -Then I know if the words I'm writing would really come out of the character's mouth.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Heather, I understand that. I first get the feel of the character or spirit of the character and then I have to find the right physical person to represent that. If that makes sense.

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Whew! Dropping by here woke my heart this morn. THUMP THUMP THUMP.

Have a super weekend, dear friend.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

May all of your dreams come true!!!

God Bless You.

Hugs, Nancy

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Nancy, I'll put up my heroines today but they won't make your heart thump with desire, maybe a little envy.
Merry Christmas to you and may all your dreams come true as well.

Suzanne

Pixel-Pixie said...

Hi Suzanne...Daniel Craig does it for me too - hands down, no contest, he's the man!
I'm enjoying being back on my blog and it's always lovely to see you there.
Take care and Happy New Year...
Tanya