I wonder if I’m the only person out there that this happens too. I get favorite characters when I watch movies. They tend to stick around afterwards. Like Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday:
Or… Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes:
But on Friday I watched a movie (not for the first time) that got me to a new level of squee. (Again, not for the first time.)
I can’t explain it. It goes beyond Gerard Butler being VERY sexy in this role.
No… I can hear his voice in my mind… (DUUUUUHHHH DUN Dun dun dun duuuuuhn…)
And he isn’t going away.
Now, there are worse things to have on the mind, but I can’t just write him down and finish a story. He’s just… a tad too well known.
He’s too distinctive for me to blend into my writing.
I mean, where will I find a psychopathic (if deeply sexy) man with a deformed face running around an opera house?
How would I be able to transplant him with all of his complexities to another story? He makes me cry every time I watch the movie. Despite all the terrible things he does, my heart still goes out to him.
Especially after I made the mistake of watching this clip:
So I’m stuck. Probably until Darrion kicks his ass out of my head during revisions.
Anyone else suffer from the same character stickiness as me? Who stays with you after you read/saw him/her?
P.S… For the record, I think Christine was an idiot.