I’ve spent hours over the last few days looking at male models and stock photos for a new project I’ve been working on (soooo excited…more on that to come). If you’ve never done it, let me tell you – it’s damn hard to find a picture that represents a fully formed character. I can get close, maybe. I can find similar characteristics such as hair and eye color, but capturing the characters true essence happens on the page.
Annnnnnd, that got me to thinkin’, as I do on occasion, about romance heroes going from page to movie screen. Stick with me here, I have a point.
The author works hard to give the reader a mental image. If done well, the reader comes away with a feeling of connection, a sense that they have intimate knowledge of the hero and his life.
So, what happens when the reader is forced to accept Hollywood’s version of the hero she loves? Does this diminish or enhance the character for you? There seems to be quite a debate going on about this right now.
Tell me what you think … then tell me the movies made from romance novels that you think Hollywood got right … so I’ll know what to watch! 🙂
Until next time…