When I sat down to write The Courier, I knew who I wanted Cyrus Driskoll to be at the beginning of the the book. I knew who I wanted him to be at the end. I had a rough idea of how I might get him from A to Z. To me, the most important objective was exposing his guts so that we could really see him. Because The Courier was my first novel, I was surprised at the clarity of the physical picture that emerged.
My first visual of him was sort of Ryan Phillippe-ish, only Cyrus’ hair was blonder and a few inches longer.
When I ask those reading my manuscript, “How do you see Cyrus?” more often that not, I get the “Sort of like Ryan Phillippe” response. But some readers have a different take. Hayden Christensen is who they see.
Recently, someone suggested Simon Baker.
So, while Cyrus is dreaming (or whatever it is he’s doing), we seem to be dreaming up a composite of him.
Personally, I like it!
Hayden Christensen’s Adams apple is off center . . .
Leave it to you to notice that. Ha!
Oh yes! Hayden. Darth Vader! Well Anakin.
Simon Baker is nice, but too old. Cyrus is young looking to me. Ryan is good, hmmm, but not perfect.