Casting

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Ahmyra al'Ruley

    Ahmyra al'Ruley Mistress of Foretelling Aes Sedai Head of the White Ajah

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    I completely agree Jocasta
     
  2. Elia LePhant

    Elia LePhant Aes Sedai Historian

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    Same!! I was really worried about this, which is one reason why I am so beyond happy and excited with these reveals. I really trust now that they are going to do their best with this show.
     
  3. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    They're all so gorgeouuuuuuus!! :omg

    I'm really glad they didn't go with a "token diversity" situation where just one of them was a person of color. I'm sooooo excited!!
     
  4. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    The only problem I have with it is how it is repeatedly said in the book that the old blood runs strong in the Two rivers. This does not at all mean white, in fact I agree that it probably mean not-white, but it means they should look similar to each other...

    But other than that, I am happy about the choices. I don't see the choice for Rand yet, but I am sure I will get used to it :)
     
  5. Owena al'Saturni

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    I am so lucky I haven't run across that, yet. It would ruin the excitement.
     
  6. Leala al'Dareis

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    I always took the "old blood runs strong" line to be in reference to their tenacity, fighting spirit, and strength of character/in the One Power.
     
  7. Dnae Ila

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    My reactions:
    Rand: Hmm, yeah, okay, I can get behind that.
    Perrin: YES. HELL YES. Not how I'd always pictured him, but this is so much better!
    Nynaeve: Yaaaasssssssssssss
    Matt: Yup. That's Matt. No question.
    Egwene: Light bless Rand, she's going to be merciless to that poor woolhead.

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    Those people can St-right-the-FU as far as I'm concerned. Nothing says Emonds Fielders all have to be white. Yes, I did imagine them white and, embarrassingly, I never thought of them casting actors of color, but when I saw those pictures, I was blown away by just how much *better* they are than the bland fantasy stereotypes I had in my head.
     
  8. Juliya Karisu

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    I think Mat is hot just perfect. I can't stop using that word.

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  9. Atarah al'Norahn

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    As I see more pictures of them and not just their professional headshots, I get more and more excited. I was already on board with all the castings, but seeing pictures that are less "posed," they're even more perfect.
     
  10. Jocasta Braithe

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    Mat's actor definitely has that... devil in his eye. :lol
     
  11. Elia LePhant

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    Same.

    And yeah Mat is gonna be goooood.
     
  12. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Mafia Admin Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    Omg I love the Perrin casting so much in particular, he looks so much like I pictured him. Egwene is my other favorite, although I really like them all! Rand I'm slightly more meh on, but I'm definitely not opposed!
     
  13. Dar'Jen Ab Owain

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    There is so much diversity in the world o WoT. I think the concern that some folks have is that they are pushing too much diversity for the sake of it, rather than reflect the diversity as depicted in the novels. Some of the leads may not be as I had pictured, but we all have our own ideas of their appearance. I am hopeful that those cast can portray the characters they are intended to. Hoping the heart if the story shines through.
     
  14. Ninya Evoneigh

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    "pushing diversity for the sake of it"

    This should be a thing more often. All the time.
     
  15. Dar'Jen Ab Owain

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    Now, waiting to see who they cast as Lan...
     
  16. Jocasta Braithe

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    Viggo Mortenson. :giggle

    I am waiting for Faile.
     
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    I feel like Viggo would show up as full on Aragorn and no one would know the difference. Until he starts speaking in Elvish. :lol
     
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    Lanagorn. :look
     
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    Blacksmiths look nothing like this guy. Their shoulders in particular have to be wide with bulk, especially considering the timeline of the series, where its not modern times so no electricity to help through the brutal process of forging.

    I won't be watching this series, none of these actors look at all, not even close to what I pictured. I canceled my Prime 3 weeks ago because I decided I am no longer supporting Jeff Bezos anymore. This only makes it easier for me.
     
  20. Aduiavas Ida

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    I have always pushed for Viggo Mortensen for Lan. He is supposed to be an older man, so he would be perfect :)