few years ago, the French list, Dans Les Tunnels, had a Swiss member who was
totally blind. The dubbed voices and the story had been enough to make her fall
in love with the show, but she asked us to describe Vincent to her, with our own
words. Here's a translation of my answer.
a general view. He's tall (Ron Perlman is six-foot two) and athletic. His wide
shoulders and slim hips are enhanced by his clothing: ample shirts, vests with
padded shoulders, wide belts worn over tight trousers tucked into boots. He very
often wears a long dark cloak made of cloth and a patchwork of leather with a
deep hood that sometimes hides his face. He moves around with a feline, almost
feral grace, and all his movements give the impression of perfectly mastered
has long, thick and rather unruly blond hair that evokes a lion's mane, golden
bangs partly hiding his brow.
hands are covered with reddish-gold fur, and his long, slim fingers end with
long, strong chin is Ron Perlman's, as is the full, sensual lower lip. The upper
lip is thinner, and cleft like a cat's. The cheekbones are high and prominent.
The rather flattened nose with wide nostrils is covered with downy blond hair.
Most of the face is sprinkled with golden fur, but the neck is bare and smooth.
arched eyebrows guard deep-set, penetrating eyes; eyes that are very, very, very
fangs shine when he opens his mouth but he normally keeps his mouth shut.
That's part of the character psychology: Vincent is a bit ashamed of his
rarely smiles, and generally without opening his mouth, except in "Chamber
music" where he offers us a full, happy grin when Catherine, soaked with
rain, collapses laughing on his chest. It's only when he "beasts out"
that we can admire his superb dentition in all its glory.
then there are all his gestures, his attitudes, full of grace and restrained
sensuality, with always an underlying touch of wistfulness: his way of slightly
cocking his head to the side when he thinks before answering, of hiding behind
the curtain of his hair, of burying his nose in the top of Catherine's head to
inhale her scent...
right, I'll stop here. It wouldn't do to drool on my keyboard <g>
one thing is certain. If that "Beast" ever changed into a
"normal" man, we'd lose a lot. He's already the most charming Prince
that could be dreamed!
contrast Catherine is short and slim, with big grey-green eyes. But her chin
reveals just as much will as Vincent's, and you can feel a lot of energy in her.
V&C are together, there's an extraordinary chemistry at work, the attraction
they feel for each other is apparent in their every gesture, their every look.
thanks to the dubbing actors' great work, the chemistry also exists in the
French voices, channelling the magic of that unique relationship.