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Ema Horvath Joins Cast Of Amazon Series
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mushroom
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Dec 11 2019, 8:27am

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Ema Horvath Joins Cast Of Amazon Series Can't Post

 
https://deadline.com/2019/12/ema-horvath-cast-the-lord-of-the-rings-amazon-series-1202806025/


Mari D.
Rivendell


Dec 11 2019, 11:19am

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She's very beautiful! Maybe an elf, or a Númenorean queen? [In reply to] Can't Post

Btw, I wonder where these news sites always get their information from? :D And why do they get it in regular intervals? :D


Fleuz
Lorien


Dec 11 2019, 12:56pm

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It's journalism [In reply to] Can't Post


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Btw, I wonder where these news sites always get their information from? :D And why do they get it in regular intervals? :D


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_journalism

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fantasywind
Bree

Dec 11 2019, 2:32pm

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Hmm [In reply to] Can't Post

I won't even pretend to know who this woman is, never heard of :) and I don't know whether I even saw her in anything. A good actress at least? What character she supposedly will play is also a mystery so... let's hope it's not Tauriel 2.0 :), but jokes aside I can't say whether it's good or bad but so far no casting has actually been confirmed by Amazon so...:).


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Dec 11 2019, 3:11pm

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Thanks mushroom! [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose we need to treat this as rumor for now, as this casting hasn't been confirmed by any official source. My guess would be that Ms. Horvath would be playing a relatively young Elf.



#FidelityToTolkien

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Dec 11 2019, 3:12pm)


Althoun
Lorien

Dec 11 2019, 4:49pm

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The rumoured cast members thus far... [In reply to] Can't Post

 https://www.reddit.com/...st_members_thus_far/

Four of them look to me like something out of a teen drama......including the new actress, Ms. Hovarth.

Can we have some more, like, very late 20s / thirties / forties people please?

Else I'm going to start fearing it will be CW-esque.....


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Solicitr
Rohan


Dec 11 2019, 6:08pm

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I [In reply to] Can't Post

am always leery of a series with a cast that's way too pretty- it creates the impression (usually justified) that the casting was based on looks far more than talent or fitness for the role; and that overall the producers are more concerned with surface appearances than conveying substance. I sure as hell don't want this to become "Middle-earth 90210!"


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Mari D.
Rivendell


Dec 11 2019, 7:16pm

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I wonder if the age is the producers planning ahead ... [In reply to] Can't Post

If these actors are to play long-lived characters in the series, it would be realistic within the fictional world for them to look young for a loooong time, or for ever (Elves). Who knows how long filming all the seasons will take. Some of them may need to look the same over the course of many episodes, maybe (some) even of all seasons. And maybe spin-offs! So imho it makes sense to cast young people for these roles.

About the beauty aspect, now that you mention it, I find it a little disconcerting as well that so far there is no actor that's not flawlessly beautiful except maybe the villain, as he is older. If I have to, though, I personally can live well with a main cast of beauties, too, in the LotR movies all the fellowship were depicted rather handsome, except maybe Gimli and Gandalf. Even the rugged Strider looked quite nice at the coronation. I enjoyed the movies regardless. So, not a negative in and of itself (if it doesn't bode ill concerning the plot, as you are wondering). More realism I would appreciate though Tongue


(This post was edited by Mari D. on Dec 11 2019, 7:19pm)


Ataahua
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Dec 11 2019, 7:41pm

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Well, I had that same fear regarding the first (recent) Star Trek movie. [In reply to] Can't Post


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I sure as hell don't want this to become "Middle-earth 90210!"


But the cast and the story turned out to be excellent. I guess it's the same with this TV series: the success of it will largely be down to the script.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Archestratie
Rivendell


Dec 11 2019, 8:13pm

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Heh [In reply to] Can't Post

With makeup and prosthetics they could make anyone look like anything. She could be an orc for all we know, but her features to me suggest more Numenorian than anything else.

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

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Archestratie
Rivendell


Dec 11 2019, 8:15pm

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am always leery of a series with a cast that's way too pretty- it creates the impression (usually justified) that the casting was based on looks far more than talent or fitness for the role; and that overall the producers are more concerned with surface appearances than conveying substance. I sure as hell don't want this to become "Middle-earth 90210!"

Dude, everyone looks beautiful in their glamourshots. Don't get thrown off by that.

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Rohan


Dec 11 2019, 8:59pm

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Will Poulter [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't speak to Kavenagh, Horvath or Baldry's talents (or lack thereof), but Poulter is pretty strong from what I've seen of his work.

"It is my duty to fight" - Mulan


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 11 2019, 9:03pm

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

Poulter is a very, very good actor and is familiar with the fantasy genre as well. Yeah, he looks like the spitting image of a younger Elrond, but he is very talented as well, and should be a good casting decision.

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Happy reading everyone!


ange1e4e5
Gondor

Dec 11 2019, 9:06pm

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I don't know. [In reply to] Can't Post

The only names I recognize are Mawle because he was in 2007's Persuasion as Captain Harry Harville and Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, and I mostly know Poulter as an annoying kid in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader.

I always follow my job through.


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 11 2019, 9:08pm

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Eustace was supposed to be annoying ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

So Poulter portrayed Eustace perfectly. You see at the end of VotDT that his personality had done a complete 180, and Poulter nailed it.

So I wouldn't dismiss his talents just yet simply because Eustace was annoying Wink

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Happy reading everyone!


ange1e4e5
Gondor

Dec 11 2019, 9:10pm

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True. [In reply to] Can't Post

There's a theoretical adaptation project that voted to cast Tom Hiddleston as Fingolfin.

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Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 11 2019, 9:57pm

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I saw some photos someone shopped with Hiddleston as an elf [In reply to] Can't Post

He could actually pull it off really well. Wow...

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Eruonen
Valinor


Dec 11 2019, 10:51pm

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The beauty of the elves is a key part of their profile. [In reply to] Can't Post

Casting someone like her is expected if she is to play one....if in a different role then so be it. They are always described as the fairest in Middle Earth.


Dunadan of North Arnor
Bree

Dec 12 2019, 12:43pm

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Certainly disconcerting... [In reply to] Can't Post


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About the beauty aspect, now that you mention it, I find it a little disconcerting as well that so far there is no actor that's not flawlessly beautiful except maybe the villain


...considering the villain, aka Annatar, should be the most flawlessly beautiful of all!


Dunadan of North Arnor
Bree

Dec 12 2019, 1:09pm

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Egad, no! [In reply to] Can't Post

If we’re going down the same road here as the post-2009 ‘JJ-verse’ abomination, responsible for leaving Star Trek little more than a decomposing corpse where a beloved, iconic, and canonical Secondary World, and it’s devoted fandom, once thrived, then I’m out and God help us all.

Frown


Solicitr
Rohan


Dec 12 2019, 3:49pm

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Amen! [In reply to] Can't Post


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If we’re going down the same road here as the post-2009 ‘JJ-verse’ abomination, responsible for leaving Star Trek little more than a decomposing corpse where a beloved, iconic, and canonical Secondary World, and it’s devoted fandom, once thrived, then I’m out and God help us all.

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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Dec 12 2019, 4:43pm

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Tell us how you really feel! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't really disagree with you, but I still found your comment amusing in its vehemence.

I'm not really worried at this show following the same road as the Star Trek "reboot". I don't think the situation is analogous.

I have other worries.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 12 2019, 6:29pm

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Could he be Ar-pharazon though? [In reply to] Can't Post

He's also a Second Age villain...

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You can also find my novel at most major book retailers online (and for those outside the US who prefer a print book, you can find the print version at Book Depository). Search "Amazing Grace Amanda Longpre'" to find it.

Happy reading everyone!


Archestratie
Rivendell


Dec 12 2019, 8:07pm

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post


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If we’re going down the same road here as the post-2009 ‘JJ-verse’ abomination, responsible for leaving Star Trek little more than a decomposing corpse where a beloved, iconic, and canonical Secondary World, and it’s devoted fandom, once thrived, then I’m out and God help us all.

Frown

Glad no one jumps to conclusions on this board. You guys are a riot - getting angry that attractive people are being cast in a TV show. Is this your first experience with mass media?

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

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Dunadan of North Arnor
Bree

Dec 12 2019, 10:28pm

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Is this your first experience [In reply to] Can't Post

of a tongue planted firmly in cheek? :)


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