Monday, January 18, 2010
Male On Monday - Kevin McKidd
I love a tortured hero. All that angst! How can anyone resist it? Especially when the hero is undeniably gorgeous like Kevin McKidd. He has both the angst and the attraction as his character Lucius Vorenus in the HBO series Rome, which is where he first caught my interest.
His first role was as Father Deegan in a 1996 episode of the British comedy series Father Ted, and would you believe, I’ve actually seen that episode! Too many late nights nursing a baby while we lived in England, watching fairly bad TV, that’s all I can say. And the fact that Father Deegan got lost in a lingerie department was fairly memorable.
His first major role was as Tommy in the independent hit film Trainspotting--unfortunately he was on vacation when they did the photo shoot, so he missed being on the rather iconic poster.
So, has your interest in a character in a film or TV show ever sparked an interest in the actor? And if so, what character made you do a little google research on the actor who played him? And finally, which tickled your fancy more--the character or the actor? I’m giving away a copy of my latest book, The Greek Tycoon’s Reluctant Bride, to one lucky winner who posts in the comments!
Kate's current release is THE GREEK TYCOON'S RELUCTANT BRIDE.
Darkly handsome Demos Atrikes wants a wife to provide heirs to his fortune. No emotions, no complications… Catching sight of stunning, intriguing Althea Paranoussis, he has to have her. She may be a society party girl, but he believes she's perfect wife material—and their wedding is arranged. The chemistry between them is all-consuming. But once married, Demos discovers the painful truth of Althea's childhood. She needs more from him than he'd ever planned to give….