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Wishful Lymond casting
by poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
at May 5th, 2009 (08:30 am)
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current mood: contemplative

I've finally forced someone else to start reading Lymond!  It's le_russe_satan , and she's already in love with him.  Success!  She was just saying they should make a movie with some sinfully beautiful actor playing him, and of course I've thought of it too (in spite of not REALLY wanting to share him with the movie world, knowing that they would ruin some of the things and corrupt some of my mental images and make everybody fall in superficial love with him.  For instance, I remember when I was the ONLY one who loved Legolas... hmph.  He was mine first!)

BUT!  If I were forced to pick an actor, and if Peter O'Toole was not young and beautiful at the time of filming, I've sometimes thought I MIGHT be able to settle for J. J. Feild.



What do you think?  If you have a different idea, I will need to see support with images, sinfully beautiful images.  Please submit them in a sinfully beautiful format.

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Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)

Hm, not bad, but, but.. I think the facial features need to be a little sharper.

Btw, just got the 'Queen's Play' by post. :3 *huggles postman*

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
stephen happy

Hurrah!

Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)

How about a more ragged version of this?



Or maybe this?



Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical text

The first one maybe... The second one no, I don't think so. His eyes are too small and squinty somehow, and he reminds me of Val Kilmer who I don't like. Or are they both pictures of the same guy? Who are they?

Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 6th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)

ROFL, Val Kilmer! XD Dunno the name of the second guy, but the first one is Johannes Huebl. ^^

Posted by: the storm rose (fabricalchemist)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Cornflower

Paul Bettany?

title or description

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
stephen geeklove

PRETTY! But... I just can't see him as Lymond at all somehow. However, I am willing to look at more pictures of him if you think it might help to persuade me. *waits expectantly*

I don't know what it is. Maybe he's just too lovable, hugable and human? But without giving any spoilers to other readers (like le_russe_satan up there) maybe he would make a good Gabriel. That picture there reminds me of Joleta's apricot coloring.

Posted by: the storm rose (fabricalchemist)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Cornflower

Are you serious? Part of Lymond's allure is that he is human :P

Gabriel was described as viking-featured, though; Lymond is far more delicate. Maybe a younger Rutger Hauer would be more appropriate for Gabriel?

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
remarkable stephen

Oh certainly certainly Lymond is human. But... he's kind of inhuman too. Paul Bettany just makes me want to hug and squeeze him, but one CAN'T hug and squeeze Lymond, not really... (Or can we?) I don't know.

It's hard, because I'm in love with Stephen Maturin who is also played by Paul Bettany, and it's weird to wrap my brain around him being Lymond too. I've seen him in other roles of course, and that was fine because they were so different from Stephen. But when I try to imagine him with the Lymondish qualities like icy severity and his scathing rapier wit, I just keep imagining Stephen Maturin scenarios - and I certainly feel comfortable hugging and squeezing Stephen (though many do not). I think I love Lymond more than Stephen, but I'd be more likely to marry Stephen after just worshiping Lymond from afar, knowing I could never ever obtain or keep him. What a dilemma!!!!

Do you feel strongly about Paul Bettany as Lymond? I'm still prepared to be convinced...! (Or maybe he could just play Joleta. XD )

Posted by: the storm rose (fabricalchemist)
Posted at: May 6th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Cornflower

Oh yes, I'm quite sure.

I think there is no debating with such firmly enstated preconceptions and deep-seated romantic notions. We will indeed have to agree to disagree!

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Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 6th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
lymond

Maybe a younger Rutger Hauer would be more appropriate for Gabriel?

peggy_2 wrote: oh yes! good call.

Hmm, I don't know who he is. I'll have to look him up! But sorry Peggy, I've screened your comment because I don't want anyone to see any spoilers!

Edited at 2009-05-06 03:34 am (UTC)

Posted by: Keddi (luisadeza)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
michael fassbender

I'm still tentatively thinking of Michael Fassbender, but I'm all undecided when it comes to an actor playing Lymond.
J. J. Feild... hmmm, maybe?

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
hollom indecision

Post a picture, please!!! (I don't know who he is.)

I know, I don't REALLY want any actor to play Lymond. But if someone HAD to... :D

Posted by: Keddi (luisadeza)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
lymond

Sorry, it's the guy in my icon. Here's another one:

Obviously they'd have to do something about his hair, but as an actor I think he could pull it off.

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

Oooh, nice! What's he in?

Posted by: Keddi (luisadeza)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
rainsborough grin

Haha, he was in 300, but he can act. ;)
He was in The Devil's Whore as well, and lately won a lot of awards for a film called Hunger, in which he was brilliant.
He's Irish/German, but he can do a decent Scotish accent.

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
gasp!  blakeney

You know... I think I'm convinced! You get a Yes! You may bring him to the next round of "Who Wants To Play Lymond"!

And if he doesn't win at that, I might save him for my dream movie of "Billy Budd." Very nice!

Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)

OOO, this guy for Will Scott? (yes, I admit, I want Will to be pretty too! XD )


Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
Peale

Oh, he's very pretty!!! Who is it? We'll definitely put him in our pocket and save him for someone!

Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 6th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)

Sadly, I don't remember... ;_;

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 8th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
huh?

Do you just google "sinfully beautiful men" or something?

Posted by: le_russe_satan (le_russe_satan)
Posted at: May 8th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)

Not exactly. ;)

Posted by: poppenhuis (grace_poppy)
Posted at: May 8th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
jack rattle

Well, whatever you're doing... good work.

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