Just noting similarities.
Not saying we need to do this, exactly, but I actually thought the age ranges in PJ's Hobbit films made sense. I probably would have cast Fili and Kili with actors already over 30, but only just -- and the Kili problem was more the pretty-boy effect of Aidan Turner, but that's a whole other issue.I am not sure what age ranges we should have in mind for actors for dwarves. Dwarves typically have a lifespan of 250 years, and Gimli was 139 years old when he was a member of the Fellowship (but 'too young' for the Quest for Erebor 77 years earlier when he was only 62. I would picture Gimli has a middle-aged looking dwarf - not white haired, but not to be played by someone in his 20s, either.
You might be surprised. Cate Blanchett apparently asked to be cast as a female dwarf extra, because she thought it'd be fun to have the beard.Convincing any actress to wear a beard on screen might be challenging.
That... could be comical, at least if we make it two or three generations. Then again, there's something about a "Mim son of Mim son of Mim" holding onto an ancient grudge that's the definition of petty, and so might work.\
Well, based on Friday's discussion, it looks like there is a strong desire to have Mim be present in Season 3, making him well over 500 years old when he meets Turin. The decision was made to give him a personal beef about the founding of Menegroth, so...he and Beleg will meet early on. (Either that, or Mim is going to have a son named Mim who looks just like him to explain the age gap ).