But I'm still trying to nail down a good image for my hero. He has warm brown hair. Green eyes. And bears a resemblance to his cousin, the hero in book 1.
This is the cousin, an actor I realized was perfect for him when I watched the new Chronicles of Narnia movies. And I love that he's now in a new show (The Royals...which I have no interest in watching, LOL), so there are tons of pictures of him as a twentysomething rather than a teen. =)
|This is William Moseley as a prince in The Royals|
Not a bad look for the Duke of Stafford either. ;-)
Cousin to the hero in The Waiting Lady
Cayton is quite handsome, though at this point in time he's also described as rather surly and grumpy. But that's more a condition of current circumstances that who he is. So who is the Earl of Cayton? Well, he can be absent-minded and has a hidden appreciation for all things artistic, be they his secret hobby of painting or poetry. Though he once loved the social crowd, recent losses have made him think that perhaps the hermit's life is the life for him, so he can avoid hurting anyone else. He was once selfish and happy to choose the easy path...and has learned that the worthwhile things in life are seldom easy.
He has a little girl about 9-months-old and is a doting father--to the point where his cousin accuses him of hiding behind little Addie so he doesn't have to face the world. Cayton wants to do the right thing, wants to make up for his past failings...but fears that he'll just mess things up all the more.
He is in a lot of ways an anti-hero. And I'm looking forward to giving him an anti-romance, where instead of trying to get the girl, he's doing his best to lose her. ;-)
So...I need an actor who captures that look! LOL
At the moment, the best I've found is Henry Cavill:
But I'm open for any other options of handsome chaps who can combine a bit of angst with a hidden artistic side and a history as a heart-breaker. ;-)
Let the suggestions begin and I'll add pictures as they come in!
Suzie J. recommended Josh Duhamel, who's a fabulous contender!