The role which made you fall for him.
I had to really think about this one. While North & South made me realize that not only was the man an incredible actor, he was also a very handsome one, I wouldn’t say it made me “fall for him”. If anything, it only made me want to see some of his other work, of which there is still much to be discovered on my part.
What did it for me was his portrayal of John Standring in Sparkhouse. I have only seen the version that is floating out there on the internet (I really need to get an all region DVD player so I’m not limited to American DVDs). There is something about a vulnerable male that appeals to some women. For instance, to me an injured John Porter is incredibly sexy. The fact that this big, strong, man would need help from say, me, is hot. And in that same respect, the socially awkward, innocent, sweet John Standring is the role pushed me over the edge. Yeah the hair was bad, but he cleaned up ok.
Strong and manly when working on the farm or defending himself in a fight, yet so shy and uncomfortable when in social situations with Carole. All he wants is for the object of his affection to feel for him what he feels for her. And if it were me, I know I certainly would have picked him over whiny Andrew in a heartbeat. So that’s it. John Standring. Hands down. *thud*