Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy - William Butler YeatsWhat makes Irishmen so Sexy? Lots of people have pondered that age old question. Even the great oracle, Yahoo Answers, has been consulted. But I think Yeats was on the right track.
Ireland’s history of mystical mythology, great art and culture and beautiful landscapes juxtaposed with bleak hardships and English oppression all combine to give Irishmen that air of dangerous sensuality. It’s those puzzling contrasts that keep us intrigued. It’s a melancholy undertone to his wit and humor. It’s a tough exterior hiding the soul of an artist. It’s the face of an angel with the devil in his eyes. It’s black hair and blue eyes. *sigh*
All this is why Connor, hero of In Deep, has such a special place in our hearts. When we’re writing we don’t ever have an image of anyone in mind but as part of the St. Patrick Day celebrations here are three real life Irishmen that just might be able to play the role of Connor. Take a long leisurely look, place your vote or suggest your own!
First Candidate – from Douglas in Cork, the enigmatic Cillian Murphy
Next a new favorite of mine, a classically trained actor from Clodalkin, South Dublin, Mr. Aidan Turner
And last but never ever least, my all time favorite, born in Dublin and raised in County Cork, the devil himself, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
What do you think? Are any of them Connor in your mind? Do you have any other ideas?