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Another Wheel of Time trailer



Eruonen
Valinor


Oct 19 2021, 2:29am


Views: 959
Another Wheel of Time trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-hpB0ndWUY

I imagine similar production to LOTR


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Oct 19 2021, 2:30am)


Tintallė
Gondor


Oct 19 2021, 6:43am


Views: 937
I love the Wheel of Time books and was excited about this series

until I saw the trailer with Rosamund Pike as Moiraine. Whoever cast her in that role probably never read the books. I am most definitely not a Rosamund Pike fan to begin with and she is about as far from Moiraine as my imagination can imagine.

Casting for both LOTR and The Hobbit was excellent once Stuart Townsend was replaced by Viggo Mortensen. Casting for Game of Thrones was as if the characters stepped out of the pages onto the screen - it was perfect. This - well, I'll give it a try.


Eruonen
Valinor


Oct 19 2021, 10:13pm


Views: 921
The actor who portrayed Mat is being replaced in season two.....no indication yet as to why

Can Rosamund Pike portray Moraine...sure, she is a good actress - but will have to wait and see how all of these actors portray their characters.

Did you have some actresses in mind for the role of Moraine?


Tintallė
Gondor


Oct 20 2021, 5:06pm


Views: 908
To begin with, someone shorter than 5'9"

Moiraine was petite, in sharp contrast to her immense power.

Personally I do not feel that Rosamund Pike is a particularly good actress; her facial expression hardly varies, nor does her voice, and her voice's pitch is much deeper than I would expect from Moiraine, (aside from when she's channeling big time!).

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Emilia Clarke come to mind - all around 5'2" and all capable of projecting power with face, voice and body language. Alicia Vikander would be another choice, although she is 5'6". Even Winona Ryder or Christina Ricci would be better than Pike IMHO.

But that is not for me to decide. *sigh*


Eruonen
Valinor


Oct 20 2021, 5:13pm


Views: 903
Yes, you can see her similar expression in all of these....but I guess that is true of most actors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ZDPP9wGvQ

I think her eyebrows are a factor.


Annael
Immortal


Oct 20 2021, 5:31pm


Views: 900
Winona

jumped way up on my list of favorite actresses because of "Stranger Things." I thought she was amazing in that. Having to play a character whom everyone else thinks is batty . . . but she's not . . . she carried it off well.

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-- Gaston Bachelard

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Tintallė
Gondor


Oct 20 2021, 6:21pm


Views: 898
Actually those movie clips make me feel a bit better about her in the role

But she is still too tall! And she looks quite odd with dark hair. And yes, the eyebrows are distracting.


Eruonen
Valinor


Oct 21 2021, 1:55pm


Views: 880
Another short promo clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekLEKqf1KcM