On Lena Newman


Character’s Full Name: Lena Mae Newman

Name Origin: The name ‘Lena’ comes from many different places around the world and means many different things, but it was only really chosen because her parents liked the sound of it. Her middle name is her maternal grandmother’s nickname.

 

Nicknames: Len; in general. Pet names; by Juliet. Slurs; by Lacey (all in good fun).

Birth Date: April 3rd

Religion: Lena was raised in a nondenominational household and grows up with a general belief that there is at least Something greater out there. Most of her religious teachings as a child came from Lacey, whose father is a Pastor.

Physicality: Lena picked up her dominate traits from her father, although at first glance she doesn’t particularly look like either of her parents. She has thick brown hair and dark green eyes. She’s noted as being curvier than Juliet though they can still occasionally share clothes (this may be because of Juliet’s tendency to buy too-large sizes). Her fashion style is usually for comfort but follows the general trends. Height: 5’6″ | Weight: 125lbs | Shirt Size: S/M | Bra Size: 36C | Pants Size: 5 | Shoe Size: 7.5

Sexuality: Bisexual. Lena came to terms with her sexuality during her Senior year of High School. She also came out that year to the acceptance of the important people in her life.

Personality Facts: Prefers to go with the flow, not easily bothered, loyal, judges books by their cover (known for stereotyping people based on their appearance), gets anxious when things become personal.

Quirks: Sarcastic, likes to fully understand things, really bad at buying Christmas gifts, independent, has a beef intolerance, has a bit of a potty mouth, likes horror movies, not a particularly good cook.

Skills/Talents: Skilled artist, particularly good at makeup and face paints, fairly smart, good driver.

Phobias/Fears: Failure – Lena is honestly terrified of the idea that she will never make something of herself.

Favorite-

  • +Food: Chicken
  • +Drink: Sodas
  • +Alcoholic Drink: Strawberry Margarita
  • +Color: Blush Pink
  • +Film: The Addams Family
  • +Music: Indie
  • +Motto: “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

So, if you could pick someone to represent Lena, who would it be? 

Finding someone to look like Lena was actually fairly easy. I only searched for brunette females and immediately fell in love with Lily Collins. What I like about Lily is that she’s undoubtedly very beautiful but in a subtle kind of way. Her hair is perfect for Lena and I really love her resting face, lol.

I played with Lena’s race a little back when I was considering self publishing and thought Victoria Justice would be a good fit (for making her half Puerto Rican). I still like her, even though she’s a bit more put together than I picture Lena lol. Overall, I’d be happy with either of those girls representing in a hypothetical movie 😉

I remember someone once said that they were tired of seeing the ‘plain girls’ with an exceptionally beautiful partner when I was still writing this. I honestly never intended Lena to come off as plain…I think we lose her appearance a little bit because, obviously, the book is written in her POV. I can’t have her vainly staring at herself in the mirror all day, now can I?


Have you ever wanted to know something about Lena? Ask in the comments!

Recent Comments

  • stephan
    October 31, 2016 - 8:41 pm · Reply

    awesome character description, and totally see Lily Collins as Lena. And do picture her as sarcastic, love the book. So glad it was published.

  • Luna
    December 18, 2016 - 10:57 pm · Reply

    I loveeee the Book. I did’nt want it to end… but the end let me so confused. You, as the author, that does mean they end up together and finally found a way to be together? You should write about their future. It would be sad if we always have a doubt about It

    • Charlotte Reagan
      December 26, 2016 - 9:56 pm · Reply

      Yay I’m so glad! The ending of the book is left a little open, so that the reader themselves can decide. Do they just have one night together where they laugh and talk like old times? Or do they get back together?

      Personally, I believe they get back together. It’s not really meant to make you ‘doubt’, but to make you have the ending you want haha. I may go back and write more about them, it’s definitely never off the table.

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