Chrizelda

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  1. I hope they cast someone who can sing. I'd like to hear Rhaegar sing an important song, one that is epic and full of revelations. Prophetic. One that would make anyone with a heart weep.
  2. Does he act? What's his accent? Does he sing? Can he play any instruments? Coz I really want real prospects on Rhaegar. I want to see him so bad... Maybe he's a surprise this season? Hopefully we'll see and hear him sing before this show ends.
  3. They've made their own conventions like for the North they do Yorkshire? accents, for Upper class Southrons they do generic RP accents. Do they do cockney for Southron peasants? I forget. The Dornish have the distinctive Spanish accent. For Essos it's all over the place actually they have inconsistencies that you only realize if you think about it. But generally Essos has a vibe that hints everyone comes from somewhere else originally it looks and sounds more cosmopolitan melting pot than Westeros.
  4. We could all dream... And this thread is the right place for that. Though it is also very compelling to see fancast suggestions that are more in the realm of realistic. We should not forget that this forum is where they heard of Gwendoline Christie for Brienne and Jason Momoa for Drogo. So our dream cast could come true. It is also great to see up and coming actors and out of the box fancasts. Hope GOT casting people are still trawling these threads.
  5. Well they did switch out Tommen, Daario and Gregor Clegane (twice even) on us. So I can see that continuity in that aspect of character isn't that big of a deal to them. As long as the actor is good as well as the overall production that gaffe might be overlooked. But they should be cautious because it might not work for other characters that are a solid presence throughout the seasons. Still I think it does not matter that Robert was tall. As long as he was strong and physically imposing. That was what he was known for in the books as well as the tv show. Handsome... well... not bad looking I suppose and has black hair. There are a lot of conventions regarding hair color, eye color and build in the books that the show has let go. They have their reasons... It is not always done for convenience but to better serve the story overall. And that makes the conventions (physical traits) that they do follow telling. They mean something and would probably used for the story going forward.
  6. That is so true! I heard that Samuel L. Jackson is censuring the casting of British Black actors for American civil rights icons like Martin Luther King (David Oyowelo?) and Mrs. Loving (Ruth Negga, who's Irish) and a lot more juicy American roles for Black actors. But it is actually across the board more than ever British and European actors have been taking a lot of great role from American actors in Hollywood. There was a time when Batman, Superman & Spiderman were all British. Good thing they drew the line at Capt. America. It just goes to show that American Hollywood actors have to step up their game to compete with other actors from across the pond who make the effort, study and get theater trained because they have something to prove. I am an absolute fangirl for Keanu, but I cringed the whole time I watched that movie. And his turn as Don John too in All's Well that Ends Well. Keanu, the bard is not for you that also goes for Denzel who was out of place in that movie as well. Very few American actors have been told they were able to do an accent that could fool a native speaker, much less do a good enough accent. Meryl Streep? DiCaprio? Brad Pitt for Snatch? Matt Damon in Invictus?
  7. I know that GRMM has described BookRobert a maiden's wet dream at 6 and a half feet of muscle-ey goodness but the reality is he must resemble the actor who played him later in life Mark Addy or at least the son that he resembles so much, Gendry. A Renly lookalike could also be a contender because he was also said to be a younger version of Robert. A character's book description is not as important as the resemblance of an actor to either the character's older version that has already been casted on the show or their resemblance to actors they are supposedly related in the show. In this case, the show takes precedence over the books.
  8. I agree, it does look like Chris Hemsworth. I bet it was even modeled after him. Your best chance might be his younger brother Liam Hemsworth because Chris is way out of their budget and super busy with his Thor franchise. Still a lot of people would associate him with his famous movie roles like Gale in the Hunger Games. Though maybe with makeup and a white wig he'd look totally different. For Chris Hemsworth though, a long white wig and black armor is still too similar to his blonde locks and silver armor in Thor. As for me, I've always imagined Rhaegar to be more ethereal. Like those Anime Prince you see that have long flowing hair and almost prettier than the heroine. So I imagined him as tall, slender and graceful. One that would be more skillful than powerful in the battlefield. He was not a born warrior after all. And besides it lends well to his reputation as a scholar and a bard. I know it's stereotyping but people don't usually associate heavy, muscle-ey men to the broody, sensitive, songwriter type.
  9. I think HBO has already announced that they would do a spinoff for Game of Thrones. I think that's almost official, hinging on the clamor of fans right after GOT ends. Although a D&E series would be fun I'm afraid it is too deep a cut for the general audience who consist of TV only viewers. I think it is more likely they do Robert's Rebellion though I think they may have to show a snippet of it as flashback in GOT. Just to establish that Rhaegar is indeed Jon's father. But whichever storyline they follow I don't think they would ever cast Hollywood stars. Beside the fact they're expensive and largely unavailable, their prior iconic roles bleed into everything they do. I don't want to immediately think THOR! when all I should be thinking of is Rhaegar! for example. Lesser known actors have the advantage of being able to become the character then make it an iconic role. It is hard to do the reverse for famous actors. Nevertheless I'm going to suggest a known quantity (a rockstar?) for the role of RHAEGAR. How about HOZIER? If you think his mug is too ugly...Really?!? I understand. He's 6foot5, too skinny and has kinda crooked teeth. But just listen to him singing the songs he's written. The Devin guy who had been rumored to be casted as Rhaegar might have the face and body for the role. But he does not have Rhaegar's iron tones. By the way, one of Hozier's songs has already been featured in the season 4 bluray trailer. Hell, give the role to an actor who looks like Rhaegar as long as Hozier writes "The Song of Ice and Fire" and sings it or any song of Rhaegar's really. I'd feel blessed. As long as I hear a song that embodies this quote: "When you heard him play his high harp with the silver strings and sing of twilights and tears and the death of kings, you could not but feel that he was singing of himself and those he loved.” Lyanna fell for Rhaegar because of his songs. It damn better be believable she ran away with a married man and tore the 7 kingdoms apart for a song.
  10. And they could be a bit distracting as well since they are well known faces that have had well known roles you associate them with. If they were lesser known they would be able to be that got character for the audience and nothing else. And besides these lesser known character actors have something to prove therefore would immerse themselves in this role. But still can't stop myself from fancasting singers or rockstars though... I mean HOZIER as RHAEGAR would be great. I think he and Aisling would look good together. If not just ask him to write a song and sing it as Rhaegar. Because they have to really sell this pairing that tore apart the 7 kingdoms and ended a dynasty. It's hard to fathom Lyanna going off with a married man when she derided Robert for womanizing. Good thing Aisling already has a background of convincing an audience of her love for a serial killer in The Fall. I don't think Lyanna's move was as bad as dating a serial killer who is married as well but it was really extremely stupid in our POV for both R & L.
  11. She's already proven herself in "The Fall" She would be a great Lyanna for a miniseries. Good thing she's very young looking so she's still good for the project even if it takes several years to come to fruition. Unless she hits the bigtime roles in Hollywood. Because let's face it we can fancast big Hollywood stars all we want but they won't actually cast them. Either the production can't afford them or their fame and notoriety is a big baggage that won't help in their portrayal of the role.
  12. I have trawled through a lot of suggestions for Rhaegar and I've noticed that not a lot of attention was paid to one of his most distinct traits that was made canon in the show. His singing. Not yet canon in the show but very telling for his character in the book and a source of a lot of mystery was also his songwriting. So I'm going to put forth a suggestion that is really out of left field.... HOZIER. http://68.media.tumblr.com/c295582f2244a7a877a7877b6eff898f/tumblr_nz7irjlAPI1t87n7vo1_1280.jpg [/image] picture in profile Eyebrows are as thick as Emilia's Dany, nose... slightly resembles Harry Lloyd's (Viserys) Without the beard, trying to look debonair Listen to his song that was in the season 4 dvd trailer "In the Woods Somewhere"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqV249mFX14 and I can tell he'll be able to write a song like what was described in the books: When you heard him play his high harp with the silver strings and sing of twilights and tears and the death of kings, you could not but feel that he was singing of himself and those he loved another one of his : He is singing and playing it live! And the LYRICS! He wrote all of it Actually just his hands on a harp, his voice and his songwriting as Rhaegar would suffice. Just get him to sing and write the "Song of Ice and Fire" and that would be fine. I understand that he is not totally conventionally handsome with his janky teeth, too big nose and thin long face. He is too tall (6foot5) and skinny for Rhaegar as well. But if the only scene of Rhaegar's we see is Dany's vision of him singing and playing his harp in the House of Undying then swordfighting and jousting will not be high on the priorities. I even feel that the show wants to highlight that Jon got his martial prowess from Lyanna and his broodiness from Rhaegar, because of the way Barristan and Dany's scene about Rhaegar went. I see them focusing more on his scholarly pursuits and his obsession with prophecy. More HOZIER goodness: "Run" about the tense relationship of the land and sea in Ireland "In a Week" the most romantic song about 2 rotting corpses, very GRRM I think this one qualifies as one that would "make women weep"; "Cherry Wine" As for acting he did a little of it in his video for "From Eden" Actually, his coloring would be suited to a white wig. The handsome factor can be amplified with great makeup, lighting and camera angles, and his resemblance to other Targaryens... well he does have great thick eyebrows, his nose would be closer to Viserys's (Harry Lloyd) than Emilia as Dany. Do you see it? More importantly, can you hear it? Does he have the iron tones?
  13. I have trawled through a lot of suggestions for Rhaegar and I've noticed that not a lot of attention was paid to one of his most distinct traits that was made canon in the show. His singing. Not yet canon in the show but very telling for his character in the book and a source of a lot of mystery was also his songwriting. So I'm going to put forth a suggestion that is really out of left field.... HOZIER. picture in profile Eyebrows are as thick as Emilia's Dany, nose... slightly resembles Harry Lloyd's (Viserys) Without the beard, trying to look debonair Listen to his song that was in the season 4 dvd trailer "In the Woods Somewhere"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqV249mFX14 and I can tell he'll be able to write a song like what was described in the books: When you heard him play his high harp with the silver strings and sing of twilights and tears and the death of kings, you could not but feel that he was singing of himself and those he loved another one of his : He is singing and playing it live! And the LYRICS! He wrote all of it Actually just his hands on a harp, his voice and his songwriting as Rhaegar would suffice. Just get him to sing and write the "Song of Ice and Fire" and that would be fine. I understand that he is not totally conventionally handsome with his janky teeth, too big nose and thin long face. He is too tall (6foot5) and skinny for Rhaegar as well. But if the only scene of Rhaegar's we see is Dany's vision of him singing and playing his harp in the House of Undying then swordfighting and jousting will not be high on the priorities. I even feel that the show wants to highlight that Jon got his martial prowess from Lyanna and his broodiness from Rhaegar, because of the way Barristan and Dany's scene about Rhaegar went. I see them focusing more on his scholarly pursuits and his obsession with prophecy. More HOZIER goodness: "Run" about the tense relationship of the land and sea in Ireland "In a Week" the most romantic song about 2 rotting corpses, very GRRM I think this one qualifies as one that would "make women weep"; "Cherry Wine" As for acting he did a little of it in his video for "From Eden" Actually, his coloring would be suited to a white wig. The handsome factor can be amplified with great makeup, lighting and camera angles, and his resemblance to other Targaryens... well he does have great thick eyebrows, his nose would be closer to Viserys's (Harry Lloyd) than Emilia as Dany. Do you see it? More importantly, can you hear it? Does he have the iron tones?