Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Anachronistic peroxide.

We can get into the political correctness of this later (or really, let's not), but a lot of fantasy-novel-to-movie-adaptations have characters that are supposed to play on a lot of Norse stereotypes...blond, blue eyed, etc. Am I the only one who is confused why casting directors seem to continuously come up with men who look like this for these parts? Are they afraid that a naturally blond actor would be too pretty and lacking in manly stubble? Do they not realize that these characters are often written as blond because of the pretty/feminine connotations?

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