I Can't Be the Only One Who Fell For Sebastian de Souza After Watching Channel 4's The Great
I sure hope you've made plans to watch Channel 4's The Great because it's one heck of a binge. It's a very loose portrayal of Catherine the Great's rise to power, but it's a fun show nonetheless. I was excited to watch Elle Fanning step into the regal role of Catherine, opposite of Nicholas Hoult's reckless Peter. But I didn't expect to quickly fall for Catherine's side lover, Leo, played by Sebastian de Souza.
As someone who always hopes a powerful female character steers clear of romances, especially if it means dampening her own drive, I couldn't help but roll my eyes when Catherine and Leo develop real feelings for each other. My annoyance turned into frustration when I realised how charming Leo is, and then, as if a switch flipped, I found myself looking forward to any and every scene with Leo. Maybe it's his smile. Maybe it's his humour and witty wisecracks. Maybe it's his healthy support and admiration of Catherine. Maybe it's all of those things (it totally is), but the point is, I am now a Leo stan. So in honour of the sweet poet, keep reading to thirst over his scenes — huzzah!