Today I want to talk with y'all about the characters that we grew up with. Some of you know, I LOVE Jimmy Smits! When I was a young girl watching L.A. Law, he was the strong handsome crusader for lost causes. As a girl growing up in the South let me tell you that I knew all about Lost Causes. After all, I had been to the battlefield at Shiloh 500 times before I was twelve, but that is another blog altogether. Back to Jimmy. I thought his character Victor Sifuentes, was the sexiest thing that I had ever seen.
Of course, back then I hadn't seen much. Flash forward to this millennium, and I still think he is one of the hottest things that I have ever seen. I have watched him as Detective Bobby Simone in Law and Order, a Senators from the far reaches of the Galaxies in Star Wars II and and III, and from Texas in The West Wing. He has has been sexy in every role. I was stunned to see him in the this year's opening episode of Sons of Anarchy in his full glorious naked splendor. It was a view from behind but that was a gracious plenty for me.
I think that much of his continued appeal is because that I feel that Jimmy Smits has continued to grow up with me.
Is there a character in a book or movie that you admired when you were younger that you still find appealing?