Okay so I’m not following any particular method for introducing characters. Basically as soon as I find the right actor for the ‘role’ I introduce them to you!
Today I’m introducing you to Yakov, he was King Nikias’s advisor and now helps the heir to the throne and Elena who is the acting regent. I can’t decide between these two actors for this role but hopefully it’ll give you a good ‘feel’ for the character *grin*
Both Pierce Brosnan and George Clooney have the right mix. And I believe either of them could pull off the role spectacularly!
Yakov as the late King’s advisor holds a high position in the Kingdom of Elion and is well respected. A very distinguished gentleman who still sets many of the court-ladies hearts a flutter. He was quite the flirt when he first came to court and did have a bit of a reputation when he was younger. Now however been older and wiser he has devoted himself to helping the heir to the Thalian throne, the last of the ancient lineage. A sharply intelligent man his opinion is sought and welcomed through out Sytas and he, of course, is on good terms with all diplomats’ on Sytas. His close relationship with the Sorceress and regent, Elena, means he is in a somewhat precarious position.
Everyone knows that the best person to approach if wanting to get ahead is Yakov and yet he refuses to accept bribes, which leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the most ambitious.
Yakov is delighted to meet the four girls and enjoys his task of helping to acclimate them to life in Elion and on Sytas. He and Catherine develop a close bond and Cat sees him as a father figure, a replacement for her father on Earth whom she dearly misses. The arrival of the four girls sets in motion events which Yakov is pretty damn excited to be part of.. and I can’t really say much more without giving away spoilers!