Julian is our second main character and big love interest. As Emma’s parabatai and his siblings’ caretaker he has a lot of responsibility, and I wanted to try to convey that, as well as finding some bright eyed curly haired description accurate actors. It was difficult, and eventually I realized I didn’t have to get everything perfect, just find a group of actors that made me think Julian, even with just one feature. Then I thinned that list down to the top eight. So here’s my finds, eight interesting Julian Blackthorn candidates, for your perusal.
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Simon Julius Jorgensen: Our model of the lot. Undeniably a very attractive individual, he also has the worn out, slightly pale, almost ill look that gives him a sort of Julian-ish self immolating quality. He looks determined, but also like he hasn’t slept in days. Plus the curls were just right.
Noah Gray-Cabey: The first one to make me realize I didn’t need to check every box of the physical description. While I had been looking at biracial actors for the younger Blackthorn kids, I wanted them to have the eyes as well, and that was hard to find. Then Noah Grey- Cabey came up in my search and he just looked a lot like Julian to me. He has a nice face and looks both very adult and responsible, but also vulnerable and too young for those responsibilities. Just something about the attitude struck me as a appropriate and he’s still my favorite of the lot. Maybe it’s just me, so tell me if you guys think he right as well.
Mattie Liptak: Sort of has a ruddy, likable vibe to him. He just seems like a chill sort of person.
Tom Russell: Blue-eyed brunet part two. I liked him because he looked a little younger than Gig, and his eyes are very bright.
Tahj Bellow: In the same vein as Noah Gray Cabey, his attitude struck me as very Julian. Also, he’s quite attractive. I could conceivably see Emma breaking some rules for him.
Evan Bird: A little softer and younger, Evan Bird has that awkward teen feeling. I wanted to stick with young looking actors, since a major part of Julian’s character is that he’s too young for the burden he’s been shouldering. In addition, I liked his curls.
Gavin Fink: Probably the most technically accurate Julian I found, and my second favorite of the lot. With the disheveled curls, the long face, and the solemn expression, he looks quite the Julian.
Jack Duarte: A little old, but this is an earlier picture of him. I loved the curls and the eyebrows, not to mention the fashion choices.
Baby Jules: Levi Miller