Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time - No Limits Casting Call!
Any Actor... Any Era!
|WOT CHARACTER||PLAYED BY:||Take A Look!|
|Siuan Sanche||Lauren Bacall
Starred in many movies with Bogart, has the perfect mix of youth and spirit for a post-Stilled Siuan Sanche. Unfortunately, Bogey just wouldn't make a good Gareth Bryne...
|Leane Sharif||Angie Harmon
A good partner as the stilled/renewed Keeper of the Chronicles for Bacall's Amyrlin Seat. Can tackle the seriousness of Leane, but also catch the sultry attitude when she turns up the Domani charm.
|Verin Mathwin||Patricia Routledge
Casting Verin sucked. Hollywood, in its oh-so-realistic portrayals of modern life, has a definite lack of overweight actors. C'mon, pudgy folks are a large segment of the population, yet to watch popular TV and films, you are led to believe there are only 4 or 5 plump women in existence.
Basically, you can choose from Camryn Mannheim, Kathy Bates, Miriam Margolyes, Gwyneth Paltrow in a fat suit or, if you dust off the cobwebs, Shelly Winters.
I finally had to skip across the pond to find someone suitable for the enigmatic Verin. Though I personally don't like the character she's famous for (Hyacinth Bucket in BBC's 'Keeping Up Appearances'), Patricia Routledge is a good fit here.
|Cadsuane Melaidhrin||Dame Judi Dench
It takes a big brass pair to stand up to The Dragon Reborn, and Cadsuane needs a tough-as-nails actor to take the reins of the character. If Dame Judi can pull 007 into line, then Rand should be a cakewalk...
Runner-Up: Katharine Hepburn
|Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan||Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara faced down The Duke in no less than 5 films, so she's uniquely qualified for the determined yet headstrong Elaida.
Runner-Up: Elizabeth Taylor
|Alviarin Freidhin||Annie Lennox
There's not much of a description of Alviarin beyond tall & slim, so I get a great deal of leeway in who to cast.
So, in a rare bit of "out-of-left-field" casting, I'm gonna take a chance on this one and choose singer Annie Lennox. She'd be great as Alviarin!
|Sheriam Bayanar||Miranda Richardson
Almost a perfect match for Sheriam, Ms. Richardson ('The Crying Game', BBC's 'Blackadder', 'Get Carter') can switch back & forth from being warmly supportive to full-on "bitch-from-hell" mode, just as the Mistress of Novices should!
She is darkly beautiful. Her face is a perfect oval. ( TFoH,Ch26 ) She has large, dark eyes. ( TFoH,Ch27 ) She is olive skinned.
|Alanna Mosvani||Linda Fiorentino
She is dark and fiery. ( TGH,Ch4 ) She is beautiful with long black hair and penetrating dark eyes. ( TSR,Ch31 ) She is slim, dark and pretty. ( ACoS,Ch2 ) She has big, dark, penetrating eyes