So let me preface my big movie reveal by saying Brad and Jayla (my hero and heroine) literally popped into my head one day. There's a scene where they're arguing over the speaker phones in their offices at work. That's how they were introduced to me. Brad was the brawny, intense, mammoth of a mon frustrated out of his mind. Where Jayla was this sassy, spirited, confident woman arguing her ass off.
So, that's how Brad and Jayla came to be. Two adversaries, bound together by mutual loathing and dislike for one another. Their disdain is a staple of their relationship initially. There is definitely a thin line between love and hate where these two are involved.
So fast forward to one day I was online and I stumbled across a picture of a professional body builder named Zeke Samples. If you don't know who he is, please look him up. Now, I know next to nothing about him except that he's a model and a body builder. When I imagine what Brad Dalton looks like, his image is the closest I've found to what I conjured in my mind. When I think of the embodiment of Brad's look... It is Mr. Zeke Samples. Intense, intimidating and chiseled as all get out. Oh that face just does me in... Yummy.
The actress which is physically the embodiment of Jayla, is Nia Long. I LOVE her. And I love the sassiness which comes across in the characters she plays. Nia would be the perfect Jayla Stanton. And I just think she's gorgeous. But at the same time she has a girl next door look to her. Down to earth, real and confidence is what I see when I look at Nia. She's all the things Jayla is.
So when you read my book, enjoy my Brad aka Zeke Samples and Jayla aka Nia Long... You are so very welcome!!!