So. Leopold. I think he has even surpassed Aidan, which I never expected, as Aidan was the hero in my first completed novel, and you usually can’t top that. But Leopold is coming along fairly nicely as well, I have to say. At least, I like him, and so, it seems, do my readers.
I have actually had a fairly clear vision of what my current leading man looks like from the beginning. One of my favorite movies is The Count of Monte Cristo (2002); I just don’t really like the old one very much. The character Albert was one of particular annoyance to me until the scene where he gets kindnapped (then he gained a little respect from me), mostly because…well, he was a fop. And kinda weird. And his cravat was too tight. But anyway…guess what? He grew up. And to my surprise, he did so in a very attractive fashion. So ever since I saw a picture of the new and improved Henry Cavill (known better now for movies like Immortals), I was fixed on him as a character- I just didn’t have a story for him yet. Esmeralda, and the character of Leopold, supplied that.
So what do you think? I like the first picture best; I think the expression is better. Isn’t he good for Leopold?