Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Kennedy Monroe

I'm not sure why, but when I start writing something new I always picture the male character first. I said in an earlier post that I pictured Risking It All's Memphis as an Ian Somerhalder look a-like. But I never really thought of who I pictured as Kennedy.

While going through the last editing stage (yay!) I started to really think about it. Who fits Kennedy's description? It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to find someone to compare her to. She's 30, slim, a little on the shorter side between 5'4'' and 5'6'' with black, curly hair and... okay, honestly I'm not sure if I ever mentioned her eye colour. But any actress that came to mind just didn't fit what I saw in my head. Until I came across a picture of Julianna Margulies

She exactly how I imagined Kennedy to look...in 10 to 15 years. Yes, it's easy to say she's a younger Julianna, but I really wanted someone I could compare her to now.

And then I discovered Katie Melua.

She's absolutely perfect! And, I think, she even looks like a younger Julianna. She exactly how I pictured Kennedy through most of the book. I say most because there is a flashback to 18 year old Kennedy when she first meets Memphis....

Ladies (and gentlemen if you're reading this) we have a winner. 


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