At the time I made them, characters who would play a role in the story.
Nothing definite outside of the House of Hador being blond and fair (they’re said to resemble the Vanyar unless you’re Turin). There was a suggestion that Beren be of African descent on the House of Beor thread a week or so ago.What have we said on the matter of the look of the different houses of Men? Are any firm decisions made?
Bregolas was briefly discussed in one of the sessions in regards to the dissolute youths of Nargothrond. His role was theorized as being Barahir's Big Brother Mentor (also created a thread on him in the Casting sub-forum). Haldan's death date was mulled over but not fully agreed on. Haleth's friend (the one in the past) is in the Season 5, Episode 4 outline. Beren is trending towards not being cast (one of the Hosts referred to him as "Sir-Not-Appearing").I have to say, I am uncertain about the status of some of these characters. Are these characters that have been subject to discussion in sessions by the execs or in script discussions?
No, few firm decisions yet, and that is in fact one of the main topics to sort out in this session. Naturally, there are the descriptions in the books as a starting point. And we did say back in Season 2 that while the Elves ought to be mostly homogeneous (as we were showing their origins), the Houses of the Edain could have distinct physical appearances (ie, could be of different races). At another time, the emphasis was placed on showing the differences between their cultures with costumes and other choices (ie, not relying too heavily on physical traits to differentiate them). So now is the time to decide how to depict them. The Execs have discussed the appearance of Haleth a bit, but other than that, little discussion of what Men would look like.What have we said on the matter of the look of the different houses of Men? Are any firm decisions made?
Yes, we're working in parallel this season, which invites confusion! Any names in particular I can help clarify for you?I have to say, I am uncertain about the status of some of these characters. Are these characters that have been subject to discussion in sessions by the execs or in script discussions?
I've envisioned one or two actors, one to play the character through most of their adulthood and the other in their elder years. Adanel and Haldan are two other characters shown at multiple stages (Haldan is a young child at the Battle of the Stockade, a young adult in Haleth's middle years, and early middle-aged when Haleth is old).Do you have any thoughts about how to deal with the various characters that go through ageing? Personally I’d suggest that the same actor plays Bëor all the way, but Andreth and Haleth give us more problems (but they don’t necessarily need several casting decisions).
Yes I think that we started the Barahir casting thread a little too early. I’m leaning towards casting a 35-year old actor who can be made to look older. It’s not a big change and it’s been done a number of times. Take a look at Vikings, for example (even though they didn’t always do it convincingly).What about for someone like Barahir, for example? We’re going to be seeing him in his thirties (what events are happening around that time, by the way?) and later in his fifties at the Dagor Bragollach. I had started out a thread with a concept with Barahir by casting with an actor in his early fifties (in this case Eric Bana) circa Dagor Bragollach to accommodate the Hosts’ parameters, but perhaps more discussion is needed?