I haven't seen Lazar act but he's probably the best candidate I've seen for Maglor so far.
Heck, they could fit as the seven main characters of Rent, if we squint.Just teasing, as a joke, I 'recast' the Fëanoreans in a bunch of different musicals (purely for comedic value). So, there are some obvious roles where they fit - like in '7 Brides for 7 Brothers' - they seem the types that wouldn't think kidnapping is such a big deal (here's looking at you, Celegorm). They also made good pirates in 'Pirates of Penzance,' striking newsboys in 'Newsies,' Jets in 'West Side Story,' and of course the rebellious students in 'Les Mis'.
Point well taken, and agreed. I meant my assertion to be more a reaction against "[insert actor here] played a fantastic sociopath/sneak/traitor in GoT/Vikings/Marvel, he's perfect for Caranthir/Wormtongue/Maeglin!" Showing you can play the role makes sense. Setting up an exact parallel? That, to me at least, will set up false assumptions about the character (like last season, when we were discussing Hiddleston for Melkor. Tom could do it, definitely, but equating Melkor with Loki could easily make the audience misunderstand Melkor. As I think Corey put it, "Melkor has issues, but they're not Loki's issues").To a point - there has to be something about their performance that will translate well to the new role. I think that in the case of Hiddleston, he has a 'sympathetic' darkness to him that does not hide complete ruthlessness. I will have no trouble seeing him as a Fingolfin who participates in the Kinslaying, who drags all of his people across the grinding ice, and who challenges Morgoth in a duel. And they wanted a Fingolfin who is well-loved...but not necessarily all awesome hero from the beginning.
So while I am all for casting against 'type', I wouldn't want to cast someone who only does 'villainous sidekick' roles as a hero without a good reason. Not saying you were suggesting that, but, well, I like to argue for cautious moderation when I can. I guess that makes me a bit Finarfin here