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Who could play Rhaegar or Could anyone play him?

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1 hour ago, SecretWeapon said:

Neither I, but Jon is supposed to be Stark looking through and through, and this Wilf does look like he could be related to Harry Lloyd and Emilia Clarke

I definitely see a resemblance between Harry Lloyd and Scolding. 

You're right that Jon should properly resemble Stark. Of course TV Jon looks nothing like TV Ned, whereas in the books he's supposed to be the spitting image of Ned. And TV Arya and TV Lyanna resemble each other, but neither of them looks anything like TV Jon, either. I don't think there's a long face to be found among TV Ned/Young TV Ned/TV Lyanna/TV Arya/TV Jon, even though all of them are supposed to have long faces in the books.

As for Book Rhaegar, Cersei recalls him as being so attractive as to make Jaime look like a "stableboy." Taking that statement at face value, I would think that there's a very limited pool of young British actors who would make NCW's Jaime look like nothing special in comparison. Who's the most gorgeous young British actor cast on GOT so far? Richard Madden, I guess? Slap a silver wig on Richard Madden and we're in business, LOL. They could do what the show did with Tommen's actor, heh.

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Afaik the Rhaegar crush is mostly absent im the series tho (Basically "Will i marry the prince" is the only thing that implies MAYBE its there).

Personally i think Aisling Franciosi does look related to Kit Harington

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5 hours ago, SecretWeapon said:

Afaik the Rhaegar crush is mostly absent im the series tho (Basically "Will i marry the prince" is the only thing that implies MAYBE its there).

Personally i think Aisling Franciosi does look related to Kit Harington

Yes I agree that Aisling looks a bit like Kit,and in a way she resembles Maisie Williams. The books said that Lyanna,Arya and Jon have features similar to Ned. I don't think any of the kids looks much like Sean Bean, HOWEVER Robert Amarayo (young Ned) definately looks like him. The actors who play Sansa, Robb, Bran and Rickon look a bit like Michelle Fairley. 

Anyway what is that "typical Stark long-face horse-face" supposed to be? I can't picture it.

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On 12/06/2017 at 6:17 PM, Wolfgirly said:

As for Lyanna, I don't think she was described as very beautiful in the books, although some said she is like Arya, who was considered "long faced" and tomboyish.

Ned's thoughts when he takes Robert down into the Winterfell crypts:

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She was a child-woman of surpassing loveliness

Ned to Robert:

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You saw the beauty, not the iron underneath.

Kevan Lannister:

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The Northern girl had a wild beauty

Ned tells Arya she looks like Lyanna:

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"Lyanna was beautiful" Arya said, startled. Everybody said so.

 

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1 hour ago, SecretWeapon said:

Something like Benjen actor's face imo

Yes, yes, yes. Joseph Mawle (Benjen) looks exactly like Book Ned: long, solemn face, dark hair. I don't blame them for going with Sean Bean, and ultimately I loved Sean Bean's Ned, but physically Joseph Mawle is bang on.

There aren't that many prominent long-faced actresses. The only examples I can think of off the top of my head are Liv Tyler, Jena Malone, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Kristen Stewart, too, I guess?

3 hours ago, Wolfgirly said:

Yes I agree that Aisling looks a bit like Kit,and in a way she resembles Maisie Williams. The books said that Lyanna,Arya and Jon have features similar to Ned. I don't think any of the kids looks much like Sean Bean, HOWEVER Robert Amarayo (young Ned) definately looks like him. The actors who play Sansa, Robb, Bran and Rickon look a bit like Michelle Fairley. 

Anyway what is that "typical Stark long-face horse-face" supposed to be? I can't picture it.

I think both Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams look a bit like a young Michelle Fairley.

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On 6/14/2017 at 5:42 AM, maudisdottir said:

Ned's thoughts when he takes Robert down into the Winterfell crypts:

Ned to Robert:

Kevan Lannister:

Ned tells Arya she looks like Lyanna:

 

Most of these comments came from Ned Stark who is absolutely a biased person on Lyanna. 

Kevan said she had a wild beauty but he said she is not even close to Cersei. 

You can say Kevan is biased too but he is likely less biased than Ned towards Lyanna. 

Other than that, we heard from Aerys' guy that Lyanna is less beautiful than Rheagar's wife. 

We also knew that Howland Reed said Elia is more beautiful than fair maid of Whent and he memorized every dance Ashara did that night and also her haunting violet eyes. But he said nothing about Lyanna's beauty who actually was very nice to him. 

Ashara is the greatest beauty in the HH tourney. 

APP said that Ashara Dayne is one of the most beautiful woman of her time. Yet it only said Lyanna is a "slender beauty". 

Many many women can be called beauty, but very rare you can find one who can be called as one of the most beautiful woman of that time. GRRM claimed that he imagined Ashara as Elizabeth Taylor and Cersie as Nicole Kidman.

I do agree Lyanna is a young and beautiful girl but she is not even close to beauty of Ashara or prime Cersei. 

It seems like Rhaegar chose her for something else, not her beauty. 

 

 

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I was just going to add that Wilf Scolding has an incredible likeness to the actor that plays Viserys. If he is the actor cast to portray Rhaegar then it could be partly to do with this. He's definately not in the image of Rhaegar in my head, if he is cast I hope the actor pulls off the role well and the production director team make the most of him.

In my head Rhaegar would have an aquiline long nose, graceful face and jaw, and would have a melancholy/seriousness air about him. But this is the thing with reading a book, the writer writes 50% of the story, we write the other 50% in our heads. It's like listening to a person on radio and building up an image in your mind of what they look like, then seeing them on screen and thinking wtf?!

On the Aisling playing Lyanna topic...I think they chose her perfectly. If anyone has seen her play anything else, you would see she is far more fetching to look at than having just given birth and about to die (God knows I looked a wreck after my births!!!!). She plays alongside Aiden Gillen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSdYCPATV9o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmILCVj1Rew

 

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Lee Pace, the guy who played Thranduil in the recent Hobbit films perhaps? He isn't A list by any stretch.

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He looks lovely here

 

28 minutes ago, Vernon Roche said:

Lee Pace, the guy who played Thranduil in the recent Hobbit films perhaps? He isn't A list by any stretch.

 

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On 6/21/2017 at 8:36 AM, Weirwood Ghost said:

I was just going to add that Wilf Scolding has an incredible likeness to the actor that plays Viserys.

I agree. He definitely looks credibly related to Harry Lloyd.

On 6/21/2017 at 5:16 PM, Vernon Roche said:

Lee Pace, the guy who played Thranduil in the recent Hobbit films perhaps? He isn't A list by any stretch.

Too old.

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Rhaegar is known for his beauty, and Wilf Scolding is adorable, cute, but not beautiful or melancholy or mysterious. Rhaegar is one of my least favorite characters in the series--I see him as an unpleasant cross between a supermodel and a moody rock star, a guy who could make a living posing for covers of romance novels. This is why my thoughts automatically go to melancholy male model types, instead of more substantial human beings who have something to offer other than "Aren't I beautiful? Aren't you turned on by my moody mystery and strange melancholy? Sit and sob while I play the harp."

...and there won't be time to set him up as a character. All we'll know of him, probably, is that he ran off with Lyanna and (possibly) married her. His looks will be all that matter.

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On 21 June 2017 at 10:45 PM, SecretWeapon said:

He looks lovely here

Thank you for this. Im starting to really hope he ends up playing Rhaegar, especially if he ends up looking like this. This is totally what I would picture him like, he even looks a lot like Harry Lloyd in season 1. Now all that's missing is the silver wig and BAM, we have our Rhaegar.

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On 22/06/2017 at 6:46 AM, Vernon Roche said:

Lee Pace, the guy who played Thranduil in the recent Hobbit films perhaps? He isn't A list by any stretch.

When Lee Pace was suggested I thought, heck yes. I watched Hobbit films recently and was thinking he'd make the perfect Rhaegar - authoritative, broody/melancholy, graceful, athletic, attractive in a mysterious way. I was hanging on his every word.

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