[Casting] Nynaeve

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Jeffan Caliarthan

    Jeffan Caliarthan Aes Sedai

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    She is slender and barely taller than Mat's shoulder (about 5'4"). She has deep brown eyes and she wears her long dark hair in a braid, which is cut short much later in the series.

    Leigh Butler at Tor.com suggested Emma Stone:

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    Elgee at Dragonmount put forth Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch, who's actually 23 years old and is 5'4", so that's pretty spot-on. Also, from this shot of her, she looks pretty Nynaeve-y.

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    So, unlimited budget, anyone in the world. Who would you pick to do Nynaeve justice?
     
  2. Jarl Lewin

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    With darker hair, she would be a perfect Nynaeve! Emma Stone . . . not so much.
     
  3. Seryse ni Cousland

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    I'm just here to say that Nynaeve al'Mera is my favorite and if they do her dirt I will never forgive them.
     
  4. Soronhen Ciryaher

    Soronhen Ciryaher Gaidin

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    Viv.
     
  5. Murasaki al'Aevon

    Murasaki al'Aevon Gaidin Company Commander of Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb

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  6. Shaerlyn Storna

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    Not Emma Stone. I loved her so much till she did yellowface, and I will never forgive her.

    100% down with Saki playing this.
     
  7. Soronhen Ciryaher

    Soronhen Ciryaher Gaidin

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    I'm ok with Saki too, but please, that Nynaeve bitch face.
    Only Viv is pulling that off, with just that right glare.?

    I could be wrong.. .. again.
    :shrug
     
  8. Narysse a'Jahar

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    A recent Discord discussion about roles suggested Genevieve Padalecki as Nynaeve, or potentially Egwene.
     
  9. Jarl Lewin

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    Nah, I'm sticking with Zoey.
     
  10. Lenore Carvoe

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    I don't know either, but from the pictures I saw, I'd go with Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch, too.
     
  11. Eliza Al'Shaw

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    My friend Emily! Honestly I spent most of the books wanting to call Nynaeve Emily because they are the same person! Sadly she is now too old :( so I can see Zoey, she's gotta practice sniffing though :lol

    Also, Emma Stone is a no. I love her but she's not self possessed enough, I don't know how to explaine it, she's just not Nynaeve. And the age, with Nynaeve more than anyone else needs to be close too. :cheese
     
  12. Ashlyn Sindal

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    For Nynaeve, I submit Lucy Hale:

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    She's tiny, dark hair and eyes, is a little older than Nynaeve but looks way younger than she actually is, has the acting chops to pull it off, and can throw a temper tantrum like nobody's business.
     
  13. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    This. She's amazing :)
     
  14. Jarl Lewin

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    I don't know who she is, but I can definitely see her as Nynaeve!
     
  15. Eliza Al'Shaw

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    I don't completely disagree, the only problem I can see with her is that she knows she's pretty. Not her fault, she is! But Nynaeve should be unconcerned and unaware that she's pretty. . . .
     
  16. Alora Sionn

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    I agree, it's hard in Hollywood to find that though :lol I'm hoping for a lot of unknowns in the main cast, maybe someone known for Thom but other than that I like what they did with game of thrones
     
  17. Idine Espanyas

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    Zoey isn't bad, though I agree with Alora. I hope there will be a lot of unknowns in the cast!
     
  18. Lyara Tieran

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    I truly want to see Saki play this part....
     
  19. Keisha al'Benn

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    I like Zoey for it.
     
  20. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    The braid is perfect!