The Inside Story: Exposé on ‘Falling for Mr.Unexpected’.

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Now ladies, bear with me for a moment. I`ve always been a fan of Enrique Iglesias since he came on the scene, it was a toss between him and Ricky Martin but not even Ricky`s Bon Bon`s could compete *cheeky grin* So when I first started with my sytycw2012 entry, Falling for Mr. Unexpected, it was no wonder that the male lead would be a spitting image of Enrique. (Let`s ignore the fact that I was watching a Perez Hilton interview with him, in his hotel room, at the time inspiration over took.)

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SA has such a rich culture of people and backgrounds especially in the Western Cape that a guy who looked like Enrique would fit in perfectly with the Malaysian influences of the province`s colonial past.

Therefore, Hollywood Actor Damian Davidson the male lead in the story inherited the history of being of Malaysian and British descent. With black straight hair, in a short conservative cut that`s just a touch longer on top than on the sides and back, with a fringe that`s easily spiked for a ‘devil may care’ attitude *wink* Damian has the same dark brown eyes as his celebrity counterpart.  At 6’2 he`s lean, toned and muscular. Being an actor, he exercises a lot *bug eyed* and takes care of himself, but doesn`t ‘dress up’ when he`s on holiday. He does simple elegance in jeans and body hugging t-shirts and walks around barefoot mostly or in thong sandals, in true South African fashion when on holiday at the beach.

 

Now seriously, who can`t picture this guy walking down Strand`s beachfront? *swoo-0h-oon*

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My heroine, Emma took some thought. Why you ask, because for some reason or other I started writing the character without a clear image of what she would look like! *laughs*

I had her personality down to a T. I knew what her moral inclinations were going to be, her pet peeves. But halfway through I realized I had done something I haven`t done in my writing before, I wrote the story with a mental image of someone similar to myself *slaps forehead* Yeah I know. Who does that? BUT it was Enrique Iglesias people! *laughs* It`s his fault!*embarrassed smile*

So I had to backtrack. Me as the female lead in my book wasn’t going to cut it. I already described her curly hair and short stature. Emma already had a sarcastic slant to her. I couldn`t, no wouldn`t give her my face! That would be too much! Goodness! No!

After lots of musing and sitting in front of the TV, an episode of Vampire Diaries came on (yep I`m a fan *grin*) and I started watching. It was one of the episodes where Bonnie (Kat Graham) featured with some freaky witchy stuff.

 

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She was fierce, cheeky and downright mean. The actress (Kat) playing her, has such a clear pixie face, she didn`t look like someone who could harm a fly. Her hair was in a mass of wavy curls and her big light brown eyes flashed as she stared down a vampire. Her frame`s small, but she wasn`t delicate. She was what you would call petite at 1, 6 meters tall. Her style: comfortable chic, she loved her jeans and ballet shoes but was finished off with a romantic frilly top.

 

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I had my Emma!

 

It was easy to move on from there and complete the book. Not only could I picture the two characters in their celebrity lookalike visages, but it was easy to translate them to Los Angeles, where the other half of the story takes place.

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From beach town Strand, South Africa, in an exclusive private beachfront home right on the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean to LA, Hollywood and red carpet events.

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It was the start of a modern day Prince Charming and Cinderella  story, as Oscar Nominated Actor, Damian Davidson (only in a towel and nothing else) bumped into a half-naked Emma Cupido (only in her to match nude colored panty and bra).

And yes *clears throat* the proverbial sparks do fly! *wink wink nudge nudge*

 

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8 thoughts on “The Inside Story: Exposé on ‘Falling for Mr.Unexpected’.

    1. LOL I was wondering 🙂 Thank you Zee, the two just fit together in my head. You know their story, so you saying their celebrity counterparts are spot on *thumbs up* A huge accomplishment! Can’t wait for the rest of the world to meet Emma and Damian 🙂

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