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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    Matt has always been my favorite :look This casting just makes me love him more....
     
  2. Thaddius al'Guy

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    I'm gonna find out if she's coming to any conventions around here, then get her to sign something, even though she'd probably be there for Power Ranger stuff.
     
  3. Atarah al'Norahn

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    It's really just hit me that in the future these actors could be signing on at fan conventions in the future :eek
     
  4. Elia LePhant

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    Yes!! I'm imagining seeing them at JordanCon, asking them to sign my beloved books. ^^
     
  5. Ahmyra al'Ruley

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

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    Like Maybe 20th anni :look
    hint @Melisande Arneil, @Vivianna L'antreau
     
  6. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    Ya never know :look
     
  7. Dar'Jen Ab Owain

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    Excited for more casting.

    But definitely eager for the location and costuming as well. :-)
     
  8. Elia LePhant

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    I am soooo excited for the costuming. And getting to do cosplays of said costuming.
     
  9. Tobias Carawin

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    I feel a lot of people look at the castings in this way...

    The "Two Rivers look" = Everyone looks somewhat the same.

    I agree with this as it keeps everything "by the books". But I also agree that talent and the ability to own their character is more important that the color of skin or even the sex of the actor/actress. The color of the actors/actresses has little to do with the overall story and is not something people should worry about.

    Consider "I'm Not There" (2007). Cate Blanchett assumes the role of Bob Dylan and she owned that role.

    The WoT TV series is in good hands my friends!
     
  10. Roland Al'kena

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    I’ve always seen the Two Rivers and Andor as more British as at first I was disappointed by the casting. But after looking up more pictures of the cast I’ve been sold ☺️ Just don’t F up the Aiel!
     
  11. Mychael Ritoryn

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    Would I like it if the different nationalities each had a distinct ethnic feel to them? Yeah, it would feel more in line with how the books constantly bring up cultural differences. (See Rand looking out of place in the Three Rivers, for example.)

    Will their choices lessen my enjoyment of the show? Probably not too much, if at all. And who knows, maybe they’ll find a way to tie these actors into a similar cultural feel despite their difference in looks.

    Still continuing with my tempered optimism, and like others, excited we’re getting news :)
     
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    Sooo true!!

    :suck

    I can't wait for costuming!!
     
  13. Dars al'Kaskade

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    I'm really psyched on these actors. :D I don't know any of their previous work, but I can already envision them as their characters (even if not exactly the faces that were already in my mind). Just the sort of group to follow Moiraine off on some damn fool idealistic crusade a perilous journey across the world.
     
  14. Shaerlyn Storna

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    All the Two Rivers folk cast so far other than Mat do have a similar look. And, more importantly, in the book it is specified that Two Rivers folk have dark hair and dark skin. Given the general reaction to Tuon and dark Seafolk later, that probably doesn’t mean full on African – dark black, but imo the actors cast as Nynaeve, Perrin, and Egwene are a lot closer to the book descriptions than the book cover art was.
     
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    The boys are not how I imagined them, but the girls, and especially Egwene, is perfect! I have a really good feeling about this, even if I never seen them act before.
     
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    I'm still feeling wary. After all, how many shows fail after the pilot? Or after one season? If this makes it, and it's in *any* way kind of good, we need to be sure to vote with our money to keep it alive.
     
  18. Stephen Lightheart

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    I love all of these, though I'd always imagine Nynaeve as the ultimate annoying stereotypical white girl. So that'll take some getting used to. :p Regardless, these casting choices are amazing and have increased my faith in this project tremendously.

    Also, y'all, Rand is gonna be so annoying with his Dutch accent. D:
     
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    He'll probably have a vocal coach! Jaime Lannister didn't have an accent, and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau is Danish!
     
  20. Stephen Lightheart

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    Melisandre (Carice van Houten, Dutch actress) had a horribly thick Dutch accent, though. :p