In my narrative I only have one protagonist, a female, which interpretes the actual singer. She is one of my very good friends and I’ve been knowing her for a long time now. This is one of the reasons I chose to work with her as we get along very well, she is trustworthy and takes work seriously.
Other reasons I chose her include the fact that she is a fan of Rihanna’s songs and knows “Higher”‘s lyrics already; it would be a fun experience for both of us. Like the singer, she has this habit of smoking, so everything would be genuine. Furthermore, she likes to dress up, do her make-up and look good in every situation, just like my character does in the music video. She looks mature, but not old, and all of this makes her suited for my work. Her name is Bianca and she is 18 years old.
The Fictional Character:
I imagined my character wearing a white fancy top, a black shirt (long or short), black tights, a pair of heels, a fur cloth on her back and a pair of sunglasses (in the beginning until one point of the music video). She will wear some accessories on her neck and on her hands. She will have make-up on, the most important being red or burgundy lips. As my actress is blonde, I would use a black wig, but in case it looks too fake I will stick to her blonde hair, it doesn’t bother me. Also, I imagine her hair being a bit wavy.
She dresses this fancy even though she is sitting alone in her house drinking, because she wants to remind herself that she is a powerful woman. Also, it has the same impact on the audience when they see her image like that. She wants to be impressive no matter the situation. It also conforms with the style of the singer, as I wanted to portray the artist as she was, is and will be portrayed in other music videos.