I don’t really have any crushes let alone unusual ones. You could say that I have characters that intrigue and fascinate me. But I honestly can’t say I have unusual crushes. These are the 5 characters/actors that fascinate me.
Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs)
I’ve always been compelled by psychopathy and other personality disorders. I love learning about what makes a psychopath tick. I would have loved to become a criminal psychologist but I don’t think I would be able to detach myself enough now I’m a Mum. The character of Hannibal Lecter is brilliant, a psychiatrist and a violent psychopath. Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of him is right on the money and just increases my intrigue even more.
Morgan Freeman (in any film you can think of with him in it!)
If Morgan Freeman appears ANYWHERE in the credits I’m very likely going to watch it. I don’t crush on him, I simply love to listen to his voice. I’m sure that if he was to sit next to my bed and read the telephone book to me, I’d be relaxed all the time.
William Wallace (Mel Gibson in Braveheart)
Every girl loves a hero doesn’t she? Especially a hero who would sacrifice himself for his cause. I will be honest though, I could have done without him being killed at the end. He’s a rough and ready character and most certainly a ladies man.
Dr Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler in Criminal Minds)
Oh, I love the awkward genius in Criminal Minds. He’s a character that just makes me want to know him personally. He’s easy on the eye too. His mother is a paranoid schizophrenic and he worries constantly that he has inherited this. Dr Spencer Reid is awkward but brilliant.
Ioan Gruffudd (Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower & Andrew Earlham in Liar)
I thought I’d better put his name before his characters because if there’s any celebrity I have a crush on, it’s Ioan Gruffudd. He’s just amazing and I love his Welsh accent. His recent role as Andrew Earlham in Liar really had me fooled (I’m actually just catching up on it!). It still doesn’t make me like Ioan any less but the character is kind of shady.
Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.