:::Daria, the physician (Marscel) ‘s daughter:::
She isn’t a great-big character, but she is definitely one of those that I pictured straight off. If any of you have seen “When in Rome” (chick-flick, I know) then you may remember the heroine’s assistant at her job, Stacy. The actress who played Stacy, Kate Micucci, is (I think) adorable. (I know she has been in other things; I just haven’t seen anything else.) I find that (perhaps annoyingly so) I frequently mention Daria’s large eyes, her fairy-like way, and innocent appearance. I guess I can accredit this to how vividly I picture her. So here she is: Kate Micucci, aka Daria, the physician’s daughter. (Annnnd I am kind of jealous of her hair- or anyone who looks good in short hair.)
By the way- I remember when Daria is telling Evangeline about Leopold studying with her father the physicians’ art, she says something about what an apt student he was, and it says that she “sighs wistfully” if I remember my wording correctly. I toyed with the idea of her having a kind of crush on Leopold, who she would have, in a sense, grown up with / in the shadow of. However, I know I left that phrase in there, but I decided against it. Perhaps, in my rewrite, I’ll add a bit of Daria feeling like she never measured up when Leopold was around, or looking up to him a lot. I don’t know, those are just ideas. I’d love your input. 🙂 As you know if you’re caught up, Daria later teases Evangeline about Leopold, with no hard feelings. So…pardon me for the inconsistency.