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Spoiler-Section => Hidden Legacy Series => Topic started by: SarahMB on September 18, 2015, 04:00:48 pm

Title: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on September 18, 2015, 04:00:48 pm
Not sure if this needs to be in the Spoilers or not, so I'm putting it here.

Who do you see when you picture the characters?  I heard a rumor somewhere that Mad Rogan was based off of Vinnie Woolston.  I can see it in the face, but he seems a little too thin (not enough muscle):
(http://lareclame.fr/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ysl-nuit-de-homme-vinnie-woolston-top.jpg)
(http://img3.grazia.fr/var/grazia/storage/images/media/images/lifestyle/vinnie-woolston-bg-de-la-semaine/le-beau-gosse-de-la-semaine-vinnie-woolston2/12600858-1-fre-FR/Le-beau-gosse-de-la-semaine-Vinnie-Woolston_exact780x585_l.jpg)
(https://i.mdel.net/i/db/2011/12/73290/73290-500w.jpg)
(http://www.malemodelscene.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Vinnie-Woolston-Scotch-Soda-Philippe-Vogelenzang-03.jpg)

I have no idea for the others.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on September 18, 2015, 04:39:34 pm
How about Carey Mulligan for Nevada?  She's a little pale, but she's blonde w/ brown eyes...
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSCUWcSSsC2TWRgAPyymQI-jx8BP49gtSVufircfjyKjBIC2wLk)
(http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/2010/10/41/4/258/2589280/f124f00c7520da21_Mulligan/i/Carey-Mulligan-Hair.jpg)

Or Carrie Underwood, she tans nicely:
(http://www.nndb.com/people/419/000109092/carrie-underwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on November 30, 2015, 03:32:12 pm
Someone suggested Bryana Holly on Pinterest, and in a few of her pictures she is really close to my mental image of Nevada

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=141874439)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7a/3c/dd/7a3cddb936cf400350083e8fc8749850.jpg)

A little too young, and I imagine Nevada slightly plumper and more muscly, but so close. In some other photos she's too pale and she doesn't have Nevada's dressing style at all... Nevada doesn't think of herself as super pretty of course, but who does, and I bet most people could look pretty spectacular with appropriate lighting, makeup and subtle photoshopping.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on December 18, 2015, 04:15:17 pm
Or Leona Lewis for Nevada, if her eyes were dark brown...
(https://amazinghairstyles.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/rwp-003641.jpg%3Fw%3D200)
She's not an actress - I use photos of people and locations to get a better visual in my head, just realised some people may be talking about actual casting here...
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on December 22, 2015, 11:04:35 pm

She's not an actress - I use photos of people and locations to get a better visual in my head, just realised some people may be talking about actual casting here...

Not actual casting. I was just trying to create a visual of the characters.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on December 23, 2015, 10:25:00 am
Yep. I get a vague image but sometimes struggle to flesh it out. Like my personal Nevada has a long face and high cheekbones - I think that was because of the Native American ancestry mention sinking into my brain, and doesn't look very strong on the surface, because that always comes as a shock to the other characters. But I struggled a bit to get a really clear picture.

And I find it so hard to imagine stubble, even though I like it in real life and it's the permanent state of my husband's chin. It goes all cartoonish in my imagination.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on January 12, 2016, 05:39:27 am
How about Henry Cavill for Rogan? -He has the perfect colouring.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/3a/73/55/3a7355baf305bd86f8e697b44bdc705d.jpg)

Let's try it out....

(https://45.media.tumblr.com/1721af67e89b4f02e9a2ecd19dc997d3/tumblr_mq675eNcHs1qkakjyo1_500.gif)
"This is the lousiest circlework I've ever seen. Were you drawing with your eyes closed?"
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on January 12, 2016, 07:19:15 am
Ooooh. I agree. He would be good too!
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on January 12, 2016, 03:47:52 pm
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How about Carey Mulligan for Nevada?

She (blended with Emma Stone) is actually my Andrea. Short, cute and someone you could see people instantly confiding in.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: boudour on January 23, 2016, 02:50:40 am
Or Leona Lewis for Nevada, if her eyes were dark brown...
(https://amazinghairstyles.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/rwp-003641.jpg%3Fw%3D200)
She's not an actress - I use photos of people and locations to get a better visual in my head, just realised some people may be talking about actual casting here...

Oooh, I love this! I had trouble picturing Nevada and especially the shade of blonde that would go with her dark skin tone but this fits beautifully.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Chelle on April 04, 2016, 08:24:43 pm
I'm not sure about Cavill. He has the look, but could he pull off the attitude?  Could he act as though killing some spoiled socialite because she insulted Nevada is no big deal and make you believe it?  This is Superman we're talking about.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: ashpritn on April 20, 2016, 06:21:10 am
I go with Cavil. I agree somewhat that he may not act like Rogan ( He's one of a kind), but we're not talking about real cast. Just picturing his face. I wish he could be a little more rough, though.  hUg2 And a little more tan....... *sigh*
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on April 20, 2016, 09:57:25 am
I've changed my mind on Cavill. I'm not sure he's dragon-y enough.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Bat on April 21, 2016, 06:38:25 pm
I've changed my mind on Cavill. I'm not sure he's dragon-y enough.

He's a little too pretty, I can see hm as Adam though
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Redmog on April 28, 2016, 01:53:04 pm
I've never seen Cavill in anything, but I've heard it's not good. I'm just going on the appearance.

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He's a little too pretty, I can see hm as Adam though


Ah, this is a problem I have when trying to create mental images to IA characters. My own tastes in male beauty run to the scrawny, slender and interestingly bony. So when I see someone like Henry Cavill or Chris Hemsworth, I'm thinking they are not too bad looking for someone so unfortunately massive - maybe they would be a good fit given that character is somehow described as being both hulking AND handsome. Too pretty just does not compute.

I do realise I'm in a distinct minority though. :P

Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on April 28, 2016, 11:34:32 pm

Ah, this is a problem I have when trying to create mental images to IA characters. My own tastes in male beauty run to the scrawny, slender and interestingly bony. So when I see someone like Henry Cavill or Chris Hemsworth, I'm thinking they are not too bad looking for someone so unfortunately massive - maybe they would be a good fit given that character is somehow described as being both hulking AND handsome. Too pretty just does not compute.
That's what is so much fun with the casting threads, though. You get to see different ideas of what the character could look like. I mean, we know Nevada is blonde, brown eyed, and tan. Look how many different images people came up with that meet those guidelines. I actually like some of the other suggestions more than my own.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Kalimera on April 30, 2016, 01:04:36 pm
Well, the actors that come to my mind as Rogan are maybe a little too old and not very accurate... But :

- David Gandy
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/14/article-0-198B2134000005DC-456_634x405.jpg)

- If we can take artistic liberties, Sam Heugan
(https://outlanderonline.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/sam-heughan.jpg?w=900)

- Heath Ledger (my poor heart)
(http://cdn26.us1.fansshare.com/photo/10thingsihateaboutyou/thingsihateaboutyou-540930788.jpg)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Bat on May 01, 2016, 03:53:37 am
Hmm David Gandy works for me, although in some of his shots he looks a little rough and old.  Heath Ledger will always be a boy/very young man to me, so I can't even begin to imagine him in that role.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Kalimera on May 10, 2016, 06:10:39 pm
Okay, what about him then ?

(http://66.media.tumblr.com/575ce7b9a6a95643a3d21121cc04b710/tumblr_o6ro0vVFEI1ty8mi0o1_500.gif)
(http://66.media.tumblr.com/8aa33f0116e6e4ae9fcd791d16cbc844/tumblr_o6ro0vVFEI1ty8mi0o2_500.gif)

His name is Stanley Weber, I think.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Bat on May 11, 2016, 12:42:41 pm
Okay, what about him then ?

Ooooo he can brood at me any day :-)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: wont on August 07, 2016, 03:34:07 pm
Just my two cents, David Gandy is not only too old, but isn't nearly handsome enough, IMO. I know he has followers, but I'm not one of them. I like Henry Cavill, but not for this part. I will have to search for a link to who I'm thinking of.


Stanley Weber possibly. He was a really good, cold blooded bad guy in Outlander.

Leona Lewis' hair and skin look close, but I just don't think she is pretty enough. Still looking.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: SarahMB on August 08, 2016, 04:48:04 pm
Vinnie Woolston still is my Mad Roman, face wise. Maybe stick his head on one of those Olympic swimmer's body and it's a winner. (^__^)
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: wont on August 09, 2016, 03:24:51 pm
I'm with you, VW would make an excellent Roman.

As for Rogan, I'm going to have to put parts of different guys together. Right now, I sort of have the eyes. Let me be clear, I'm only talking about the eyes on this guy. The tats, shaved head don't work for me. But, the eyes not only have the color, but the semi-sociopath thing going.

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/gallery/p2p-80599337/
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: pikapikachuss on March 18, 2017, 06:18:18 pm
Hum.. It's not a real person but the first time I saw this drawing, I immediatly thought "This is Mad Rogan O.o !". I don't even know if he fits the physical description but I've always seen Rogan as this guy xD :

http://las-t.deviantart.com/art/Leeroy-Flowers-Never-Lie-Cover-Art-563596573
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: wont on March 20, 2017, 03:42:02 pm
He has the evil going, but not really Mad Rogan for me.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Kitsunegirl on May 31, 2017, 08:56:49 pm
timothy Dalton in his James Bond days... RoFl <32
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Chelle on June 01, 2017, 04:31:53 am
Mad Rogan...

A Helmsworth brother with his hair dyed black.

Any Helmsworth brother. That family is blessed.
Title: Re: Casting
Post by: Kitsunegirl on June 01, 2017, 12:58:29 pm
Still like Timothy Dalton, esp when he's smiling LOL.  Here's the trailer from Living Daylights - oh so much Mad there, LOL..

http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/The+Living+Daylights (http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/The+Living+Daylights)