My latest novel Hollywood Dreams began as a daydream, as most of my novels do. In my daydream a woman meets a lovely, regular guy. They date, fall in love, and but he is hiding a deep, dark secret. Turns out he’s not a lovely, regular guy. He is instead a movie star who is in character as a method actor. Now he has to get the woman he loves to fall in love with the real him, and so the fun begins.
Over the years the part of the male love interest has changed. After watching Gladiator, Russell Crowe played the part.
Then I went to see Blood Diamond and it was Leo, only Leo.
But who wouldn’t sigh over Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yum.
And then I watched This Means War and it became all about Chris Pine. So ultimately Chris is the inspiration for my character Tom Calvert, a slashie model turned soap actor, who wants to move to the big time and so embarks on his method acting gambit as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury.
Note: this post was previously published on Harlequin Junkie.
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