Pretend for a minute that your budget is unlimited, the reach of your casting call is global, anyone you pick will have no trouble learning whatever language(s) we film in…oh, and the set/crew will magically stay COVID-19-free. It’s a fantasy, okay, we do what we want.
Which actors would you cast to play the Leif & Thorn characters?
Who plays Leif? How about Thorn? The knights? The servants? The magical girls? Your favorite secondary character?
I don’t need people to be perfectly-exact about the identities matching up, because we’re limited to already-known faces — you don’t get to do a casting call for “unknown aspiring actors, if you’re a tall teenage queer intersex tan-skinned half-South-Asian half-Jewish girl, audition now to play Hyacinth.” As long as their appearance is a solid match, it’s probably good, you know?
For instance: the Zikos siblings weren’t designed to be specifically fantasy!African, but Michelle Mosalakae is “oh heck somebody made a wish on a star that turned Pascentia into a Real Girl.”
Full disclosure: there’s a few characters where I deliberately based their appearances on specific actors.
I’m not going to list them all here, because maybe people will have cool alternative ideas! But if you remember me mentioning them — or if they’re obvious enough to guess — feel free to include them in your responses.
Sure, it’s a bit of a gimme, but “Laurel Cerise is played by Indya Moore” is not wrong.
So with all that said, the floor is open! What are your favorite Leif & Thorn casting ideas?