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What do you think about AR saying she wants an older actor for Armand because she’s afraid he would age if he was a teenager? Personally I think they could manage, and all I want (although I did appreciate Banderas) is an accurate representation of Armand for once. And everyone has so many great suggestions for every single other character but no one really seems to know about Armand. With casting an older actor, it is highly unlikely they will get very close to the book version. Love your blog
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I understand, and I sympathize, we’d all love to have someone who’s closer to our headcanon for Armand *hugs* (I also appreciated Banderas’ Armand*, and @vraik had a post worth checking out re: the casting of Banderas instead of someone who fit the canon description better).
That said, an “accurate representation” is pretty tough to ask for bc actors are all human, and there will always be room for improvement. This is especially true re: a character like Armand who may be one of the furthest from being human than any of the other VC characters. Angel, demon, coven leader, youth, imp, etc… he is many things. And AR is not totally wrong, people do age, and it would be unfortunate to have to recast a character bc their actor “aged out” of the role, extra sad if they had built up good chemistry with the other actors!
What we need is someone who’s a little older than necessary who has that elusive *~forever-young gene~* (you know, like Keanu Reeves, someone who doesn’t age), and there are such ppl! I have it. I’m 33 and people still think I’m 17:
^This was before I got my haircut, but it’s pretty recent, no airbrushing, the mirror’s a little dirty tho OH WELL. I’m also posting it w/ this response bc really, the only VC character I could cosplay would be Armand, it’s just the face shape I have, being half Russian and all.
You can dig around in my #VC Casting tag for more ideas but here’s a few, under the cut.
Casting Armand is gonna be tough, bc not only does he need to look that young and stay that young, he also needs to look like a painted portrait, I mean who really looks like a Botticelli angel?! And even then, we don’t all agree 100% on what these characters look like, we’re all influenced by our own culture’s ideals of beauty, our own aesthetic tastes, etc. So my choice of Botticelli angel might not even be yours.
But let’s assume we all agree on THIS angel for the sake of argument, and we hand this over to a casting agent:
[^Madonna of the Pomegranate by Sandro Botticelli, circa 1487, detail]
Fortunately, there are ppl out there who refuse to age, who look younger than they are already, and that’s the kind of actor I’d want ;3 so…
Hit the jump for some options, cut for length.
- Levi Miller – AR’s choice at one point.
- Jaco Van Den Hoven
- Matthew Clavane
- Thomas Brodie-Sangster
- Kirill Nikolini
- (leaving out the fan fave, Bjorn Andresen, bc he is not an option, too old now!)
^Levi Miller, AR’s choice at one point, not sure if she still wants him. I think he’s 15 now, but that face, very childlike. Too childlike? idk.
^X Jaco Van Den Hoven, model, is 26 now, but looks like he could pass for ten years younger.
^X Armand by @teambratprince (hit the X for larger version!) which is really one of my fave fanarts of him ever, and it was based on Jaco Van Den Hoven.
^X Matthew Clavane, a current fandom fave, idk how old he is. Could pass for 15 but he’s a working model so I assume he’s 21+?
^Thomas Brodie-Sangster is 26 and could pass for 15. Idk how old he is in this gif.
^Kirill Nikolini, also a model. @faceofabotticelliangel‘s FC for Armand for awhile. Idk how old he is in the pic or now but… an option? Maybe.
*The book version of Armand, IIRC, was not really developed as much in IWTV, yet another reason they could cast Banderas (preeeetty sure you know by now that I have a place in my heart for his Armand, too <3). I’m pretty sure that his physical appearance is sketched out (auburn hair and brown eyes) in IWTV, the focus is more on his attitude and what he says. His description is clarified in TVL and the later books.
Shakespeare’s Othello | Starring Omar Sy, Lea Seydoux, Gaspard Ulliel, Clemence Poesy, and Romain Duris.
Shakespeare’s tragedy set in contemporary Paris in the world of old money and the elite, a world made up of champagne, fast cars, and lavish parties. Self-made man Othello (Sy), has recently eloped with the breathtaking Desdemona (Seydoux), after bringing himself up from the Paris slums to become the founder of his own company. Although Othello and Desdemona’s love is passionate and genuine, it is not accepted by all: Desdemona’s CEO father is furious that Othello has allegedly seduced his daughter, and Roderigo, a wealthy bank owner and a possible husband for Desdemona, is angered that the “new money” Othello has stolen her from him. Othello takes the somewhat inexperienced Michael Cassio (Duris) as his new business partner, angering Iago (Ulliel) who believes that he deserves the job over Cassio. When Othello must go to Montparnasse for business, Desdemona goes with him, as well as Cassio, Iago, and Iago’s wife Emilia (Poesy). What no one knows is that Iago has plans to destroy Othello’s marriage and his business, bringing down everyone in the process.
They’re so beautiful together, sigh…
Yes, yes!! They worked so well together and off each other.
I can’t imagine Adam being played by Fassbender, it would’ve been such a different film. So glad he dropped out and Tom got the nod (even though I love me some Fassy).
Um, totally. Different a lot. Fassy doesn’t have Tom’s vulnerability. Tom had a kind of almost child-like innocence in this film, that I just can’t see Fassy pulling off.
Yes, right, totally agree about the vulnerability. And also a propensity to aesthetic and scientific inquiry and sensitivity — Fassy could/can do it, but it doesn’t seem quite so innate to him, as I think it is for Tom. Changes that character and the film immensely. Adam, that suicidally romantic scoundrel.
The Lives of the Mayfair Witches:
Michael Fassbender as Michael Curry
I’ve had him in mind for Lasher ever since I saw him in a similar role in Hex, but whoa. This is a new and intriguing possibility!
WHY DOES IT BOTHER ME SO MUCH THAT MY STOMACH ISN’T FLAT
PEOPLE COULDN’T CARE LESS THAT I STORE FAT ON MY STOMACH
SO WHY DOES IT MAKE ME WANT TO WEAR HOODIES AND SWEATERS TO ETERNITY
BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS FUCKED & GETS INSIDE YOUR MIND
YES THAT’S TRUE
AND IT DEFINITELY IS FUCKED UP
I AM ALLOWED TO LIKE MY ROUND AND JIGGLY BELLY
Martin Rolinski would make a great Lestat WITH OR WITHOUT THE BELLY ON DISPLAY HERE, BELLIES ARE OKAY.
She won’t even care
Love is just a game she won’t play fair
I am on a one track down, swallowed the bate
Took her for real but she was just fake
Now she won’t even care
Gave everything I got, another heart attack
Threw it all away
So this is the end, never giving in
Getting out tonight
Took her for real but she was just fake
Is The Voice in Prince Lestat just Lestat’s new album and this song is making the ancients mad for shittalking Akasha in his new hit song?????)
# Headcanon accepted
The Vampire Lestat:
The blood warmed me. I felt it beating in my veins. My face was hot against the palms of my hands, and my vision had grown powerfully sharp. I felt strong beyond all imagining.
Tears in the rain…
Source: Soliloquy by alicexz
Rutger Hauer was actually Anne Rices choice for Lestat de Lioncourt, but I think he was too old by the time the machine got its act in gear to make the movie. Still this pic sort of makes u wonder…
Ewan McGregor from Velvet Goldmine as Lestat
*These are the actual lyrics from the novel, Queen of the Damned, btw.