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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Casting Call
comment 11 Written by on December 2, 2009 – 9:47 am

A new movie has been announced, and your character has been asked to be part of the story. As such, you have to come up with someone to play your character in a film!

Who would it be?

A few things –

  1. This movie has an unlimited budget. Feel free to pick someone famous or not-famous, or from TV, Hollywood, Overseas, Stage Acting, whatever. The idea is to find someone who LOOKS LIKE your character. (Which probably means this will be a pretty star-studded list, but that’s ok!)
  2. Bonus points if they also sound like your character, but feel free to find a different actor/ess to voice your character if necessary.
  3. IMDB is your friend, as is Google Image Search – but please DO NOT hotlink images. It’s not nice.
  4. Comments will take a little extra time to show up, since they’ll contain links to external sites and I’ll have to approve them.  Normally this means you are all spared 42 page lists of links to nakey people, but today it’ll mean a bit of moderation duty on my part. Do not fret!

And since I”m sure you’re all curious… Aely could only be played by Miranda Otto.

Perfect skin, right face, little smile, right hair texture – make it long enough to sit on and bright copper red. Add a pair of hazely-green contacts?

Perfect. (Though Aely would be wearing a long-sleeved shirt!)

Miranda Otto2

Annie Mae would be Jennifer Nettles (only… really short and dark brunette.)


I’ll have to get back to you for Angoleth and Anzefi… Anzefi’s particularly hard, since she’s taken a lot of inspiration from Naomie Harris’ portrayal of Tia Dalma (the accent… oh the accent…), but it’s hard to just pick an actress and give her a huge electric teal mohawk and tusks!

And yes, this idea is shamelessly stolen from the Wildfire Riders RP board. But that’s never stopped me before!

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11 Responses to “Casting Call”

  1. So, uh… how are the non-belf Hordies supposed to participate? I’m pretty sure IMDB doesn’t have a minotaur section under its actors list. <_<

    By Verdus on Dec 2, 2009 | Reply
  2. Linedan would be a particularly studly piece of CGI voiced by Michael Clarke Duncan.

    Beltar would be played by Sam Elliott, the old scraggly version.

  3. @Verdus – Assume some brilliant CGI and give us a voice actor!

    … I see Lin beat me to that!

  4. Wyn could only be played by Tilda Swinton.

    She can carry off the perfect strained demeanor, she has the height and strong build for it… and I have full confidence in her ability to do the accent and hair justice. (And she has experience working with and hating Dwarves!)

  5. /is a dirty no-good copy-paster:

    One day, Marty says to me, “I saw Threnn on a magazine cover.” It was something like Consumer Reports or Smart Shopper or the like. I went to the bookstore and found it, then found her name, and lo: Deanna Russo.

    (Who is, apparently, in Knight Rider now. That little smile is so perfect.)

    Annalea: Lost’s Emilie de Ravin

    Davien’s a tough call. Morena Baccarin was a good candidate, but then, there’s Saffron Burrows, who played Andromache in Troy. And? She’s tall IRL, too. 5’10” or thereabouts (Davien is juuuust shy of six feet.)

  6. Interesting choices! (Both of which I can totally see fitting!)

    Now when I read your blog posts, I can have one or the other narrate 😉

  7. Hokay! Some serious picture browsing and brain-racking later, I have a cast for all my characters!

    Provided she gets painted blue, gets a pair of horns, hooves and a CGI wolf, Michelle Yeoh could do a pretty good portrayal of my main, Tamari. My druid, the feral Azeriel, could be played by the cat-eyed Eva Green , I think she has the right cold, don’t mess with me kind of attitude. And lastly, my most roleplayed character, who is regrettably no longer getting much playtime, my mage Avanna, could only be portrayed by a red haired Kate Blanchett.

    And although I know your question was about WoW characters, I considered who could play my writing characters as well.

    For Kaiyu from Feather Path, Ziyi Zhang will need to get some serious make-up, but I think she has the grace required.

    And lastly, Kate from my NaNo novel would be pretty well portrayed by Emily Blunt .

  8. For my draenei, I think the only choice would be Bjork…if she were a TEN FOOT TALL AMAZON.

    She’s maybe just a smidge too cheerful, though. My draenei can be spritely, but she’s not really girlish.

    For my mage…hmm. That’s a tough one. You’d need someone with a chin on him, and not too lippy. But NOT Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is a butt head. *thinks moar*

    By Zoe on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply
  9. /shamelessplug on

    Sweet, I did this one a couple of months ago!


    Only one I need to add there, is the face-melting wonder, Iriandra Trellen, who would best be portrayed by the heir apparent to the crown of the Amazons (you know, after Lynda Carter gives it up), Lucy Lawless. Just make her blue and give her horns and she’s spot on.

    I better go edit that post, now…

  10. Tarq, being partially inspired lo those many years ago by Trainspotting, would absolutely have to be played by Ewan Macgregor.

    I’ve bounced around actors for Jak several times, but as of Wrath basically settled on James Purefoy.

    By Tarq on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply
  11. Been kind of a perpetual lurker ’round here for a few months, enjoying your posts and wishing I had the time to RP more. But, I liked this post, so decided to do a casting call for my main character:

    Betrys – middle-aged Dwarven Priestess. She was widowed in the second war, but her children were almost all grown and self-sufficient by then. Being a hearty long-lived dwarf (compared to humans, at least), she had a good 80 more years of active life ahead of her, so five years ago she went out to see the world. She goes by the title Matron most of the time. She would one day like to be known as a Loremaster, though, as she is an avid gatherer of the stories and experiences of the people she meets.

    Actress: Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates has the perfect Matronly/Motherly air, yet she can also be tough and bad-ass. She would have fit better when she was a little bit younger, though, Betrys doesn’t have quite as many wrinkles yet.

    By Aikisenshi on Dec 4, 2009 | Reply

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