Monday Men: Bryce Owenson October 11th, 2010 at 7:25 am
When I create a character, I have an image in mind of what they look like, but I’m a very visual person, and to keep things straight in my head, I prefer to have pictures of my characters for reference. If I was the artistic sort, this would be easy, but… I’m not. So instead, I go in search of actors or models or musicians who look like the image in my head. It’s not always an exact match, but with the help of some fabulous friends (who get the way my mind works) and the magic of the internet, I can usually come pretty damn close.
When I first imagined Bryce, the male lead in The Devil You Know, the first thought I had was that he needed to have a certain type of bad-boy look. Not the long hair, motorcycle-riding bad boy, but something quieter–the type of guy you look at and think “Hmm, he could be dangerous.” But he also had to be sexy. I pictured him dark and mysterious, but with very expressive eyes. A strong jawline. And muscles, he had to have muscles.
It wasn’t so much that I built the character around him, but once I started really thinking about Bryce and who he was as a person, I knew there was only one choice for a character model. My friends, I give you the closest thing to Bryce Owens that the media currently has to offer: