Mladen Posted June 2, 2015 Share Posted June 2, 2015 Sophie has two faces: weepy and angry. The problem is that they look the same (sometimes I don't know if she's angry because she's weeping or weeping because she's angry). Her face always looks like she's thinking about something else, especially when someone else is speaking in the scene, she zones out, she doesn't "feed" the actor opposite to her, IMHO. A perfect example is the inn episode where she meets Brienne. (But she always does this, this season has been a steady portrayal of her zoning out sessions). Her eyes are always starring into the distance and her face is wooden, like she's not really in that scene, like something way more interesting is happening just behind the camera or anywhere else on the set. She cries well though, that's the only time I think she concentrates on what's happening in the scene. The biggest problem I have with the Kit criticism is that it ignores so many other things about the character he is portraying. And I don't think such a big issue can be made of his mouth not closing properly, everyone has their bad habits, I hardly find his the most objectionable. If I complained about mouths, Natalie would be at the top of my list--it doesn't matter what's happening, she's always smirking like she knows some great secret, or being openly deceitful. Lena does a half-smile that also undermines much of what she is conveying. Sophie, again, wooden as hell, and he shoulders are so stiff all the time. They all have their bad habits, Kit's is hardly the most glaring. IMO he does everything else so well, he captures Jon very well. I disagree... Jon is not the most vivid character to portray, but Kit is making him even worse. And it is not just closing his mouth properly. It is also his constipated face when he acts "thinking", it is also his face that never changes. His facial expression is more basic than Henry Cavill's on Man of Steel. I will never forget how Lena ruined Joffrey's death scene with that God-awful fake-cry. As for Sophie, this is the same as with Emilia, I am not sure that she is untalented, because she knows how to rock a scene and her facial expression is sometimes more expressive than half the cast's. But, I guess that it is the direction writers wanted for both of them. Sansa's lost deer look and Dany's dead face. Sometimes it is not their fault. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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