My main character is seventeen-year-old Sidain, in my YA historical fantasy, A Handful of Scars. It's set at the end of the Roman Empire, in Greece, with Atilla the Hun and his hordes looming at the borders preparing to attack and plunder.
Sidain is clever with horses and building miniature aqueducts, and bitter over the betrayal that killed her father and destroyed her family’s reputation. Once nobility, now she and her mother are nobodies, all their wealth and status lost. Sidain has no intention of staying that way.
Next we have the Love Interest, Liet. Sidain is Greek, and the enemies of Greece at this point are the Huns. And guess what? Liet is a Hun. His horse was shot and killed during a raid on Sidain's hometown, and now he's stranded in enemy territory, without any friends or allies. Ed Westwick is an actor I found while randomly scrolling through pictures in People magazine, and his look was the closest I could find to Liet. I hear he plays the bad boy on the show Gossip Girls, which I've never seen. So I have no idea how he comes across as an actor, but Liet's "the misunderstood bad boy".
Talos is another main player, a prince of a Roman province trying to free itself from Rome. The best word for him is "calculating" - and photos of Simon Woods clicked with me.
Sidain and Talos grew up together as childhood buddies. When they discover the need to marry for an alliance against the Huns, they are both rattled by the idea.
Last is the antagonist. I found four digital images that made me think of Sil - some are female, some are male, some are in between. That's what Sil is like. Constantly changing, capricious, at times an ally, other times a foe. Not exactly a shapeshifter... but I can't give away too many details about what she - or he - is. Just a hint: I'm a big fan of mythical creatures...