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Picspammer's Note: When the initial casting for A Song of Ice and Fire came out, I admit, I was rather disappointed with most of the choices.  Some people I've warmed up to immensely and could not improve upon if I tried (Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Aiden Gillen if he would just shave off that irritating mustache) and some I even grew to stan (Sophie Turner) but love the character so much that I could not help but look to other possibilities for the sheer fun of it.  Others I still struggle with daily (Lena Headey, Michelle Fairely).  Overall I love the Game of Thrones cast; they are a talented bunch.  However, the following people would simply not leave me alone until I cast and/or recast them in their respective roles.  If a character is not cast, it either means that I fully support HBO's casting of them or I am uninterested in them.  Also, please do not repost to Tumblr.  I will do that myself.

Disclaimer: None of the artwork used is mine.  It belongs to myriad talented people, such as Amoka, Elia Fernandez, Michael Komarck, [livejournal.com profile] regendy, Fantasy Flight Games, and a bunch of random people on the internet whose names I do not know.

I had a lot of fun doing this, and I'm I'm pretty pleased with the results, especially those of the Dornish.  Enjoy!

Date: 2012-06-02 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outoftime.livejournal.com
Brit Marling as Daenerys, I love it! Great job with all your casting!

Date: 2012-06-02 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sephystabbity.livejournal.com
Wicked awesome cast, tbh.

Date: 2012-06-02 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ikel89.livejournal.com
Very pretty! Some choices are extremely spot-on, and I loved all of the Martells:)

Date: 2012-06-02 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hopeitallaway.livejournal.com
what a great re-cast. wow.

Date: 2012-06-02 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cabepfir.livejournal.com
I don't know this Matt Bomer at all, but looks like a perfect Renly ;)

Date: 2012-06-02 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coaldustcanary.livejournal.com
I love this post in every possible way.

Eccles-cakes and Carlyle will always be my mental Stannis and Davos.

Date: 2012-06-02 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yazizzle33.livejournal.com
Ruth Wilson as Melisandre would've been perfect! Ugh, I want it now!

Date: 2012-06-02 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mauvais-pli.livejournal.com
Jessica Sula as Sarella is inspired, I don't know if it would work on screen, but it's one of those things that are still possible, if the show keeps Alleras in or WoW have more of her. I'm transfixed by that possibility now, ngl.

Date: 2012-06-02 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girloficenfire.livejournal.com
wow, I love SO many of these! great job :)

Date: 2012-06-02 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dancingbarefoot.livejournal.com
I really like all your choices but OMG Sarah Bolger yes yes yes!!!

I've said since I learnt Natalie was cast that she was the wrong Tudors girl for the job. Especially for what comes next for Margery. Its going to look weird imo.

Date: 2012-06-02 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] punkylana.livejournal.com
I like this

Date: 2012-06-02 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zelda-zee.livejournal.com
Fantastic casting! I have been thinking of Naveen Andrews as Oberyn ever since I read ASOS and it makes me squee to see that someone else had the same thought.

Date: 2012-06-02 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mihnn.livejournal.com
Ooh. I like. I'm just curious; who would you cast for Arys Oakheart?

Date: 2012-06-02 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
So much Martell/Sand love!

Date: 2012-06-02 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elliania.livejournal.com
I'm too used to the real cast and love them all.
but for those that are not yet casted, omg I love your choice!!!! :D

Date: 2012-06-02 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chickosaurusrex.livejournal.com
Wow, Stannis, Davos, and Melisandre are perfect.

Date: 2012-06-02 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivysaur.livejournal.com
I love the cast too much for any changes, but some of these are great, especially the Martells and Sand Snakes!

Date: 2012-06-02 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caesaria.livejournal.com
This is excellent. Naveen Andrews as Oberyn just killed me dead. It.Is.Perfection. Someone tell his agent to send him to the casting ASAP :D
Also love all the Sand Snakes. And Matt Bomer as Renly is an inspired choice, even though I do love Gethin a lot. But it's Bomer. Bomer trumps everything xD
Eccleston as Stannis is also very, very interesting.

Date: 2012-06-02 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gehayi.livejournal.com
Who's Barbery Dustin? I don't remember her.

Date: 2012-06-02 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hammil77.livejournal.com
omg YES To Sarah Bolger as Margaery. Don't get me wrong, I love me Natalie but Sarah would've been amazing too.

I'm still a little sad Asa isn't Jojen Reed. He was all I could see when reading the books.

Love all your Martell castings too. Great choices here.

Date: 2012-06-03 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superjesster.livejournal.com
Asa would be a perfect Jojen, but unfortunately it's not very possible - he was too busy to play Mordred for Merlin seasons 3 and 4, and he's probably even busier now with Ender's Game.

Date: 2012-06-02 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] somniumdraconae.livejournal.com
So, do you enjoy the way Peter Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister, or is he just a character you don't care about? Because I think he is just brilliant, and would have balked if you'd dared suggest anyone else =P

Date: 2012-06-03 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninainhouston.livejournal.com
This is awesome, and yes Matt Bomer x Renly would be awesomeee!

Date: 2012-06-03 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superjesster.livejournal.com
Interesting choices, especially with Sarah Bolger - I always thought she had an uncanny resemblance to Natalie Dormer (ironic, considering their roles on The Tudors) and I love the way Natalie is playing Margaery, but the age gap is especially noticeable, even if they aged everyone else in the show up. Sarah would've looked awfully young next to Gethin Anthony, but she wouldn't have looked that old next to Jack Gleeson, and would've fit the Older Sister role to Callum Whary perfectly!.

Date: 2012-06-04 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superjesster.livejournal.com
Ha, I've never watched The Tudors, though I spent 2 days watching a lot of the Mary clips on youtube lol. And yeah, I was really surprised by the scary resemblance, especially in their pictures irl.
Exactly! In the books, she looks like an older sister at worst, but here she could probably pass for his mom or his stepmom....ohoho. The same argument can probably be made for Joffrey since Jack Gleeson looks like he's 16 at most, despite actually being 20.

Date: 2012-06-03 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lookatbanner.livejournal.com
I love Natalie Dormer, but Sarah Bolger is closer to how I pictured Margaery in the books. And YES to your Asha, I just cannot get into Yara and how she's like identical to Balon, she's no fun.

Sometimes it's hard for me to remember that book!Cat is probably like 30, so Bryce could be a fit.

Date: 2012-06-03 10:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] summerswings.livejournal.com

is there a way for me to know who you picked now that the pics aren't visible? Do you have a list of actors' names or something? =)

Date: 2012-06-04 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] summerswings.livejournal.com
Yes, thank you so much!

Date: 2012-06-03 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] visionsbeyond.livejournal.com
Yes this is amazing! Asa as Jojen always!!!!! :D I adore the idea of Sarah Bolger as Margaery! Adore it! Great picspam and some awesome choices :)

Date: 2012-06-04 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feeverte.livejournal.com
Wondeful picspam. ♥

Love Cersei and Jaime! I'm pretty sure too many Hollywood stars would have been too expensive for their budget, but it's a nice thought.
(I kind of saw Gemma Arterton cast as Lyanna on tumblr, and I can't seem to shake that now.)

I honestly can't wait for Dorne, casting and otherwise. Freida Pinto would definitely be in there somewhere for me!

I'm glad you didn't re-cast Arya - Maisie is amazing.

Date: 2012-06-04 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] out-of-words24.livejournal.com
now i can't unsee kaya as lyanna stark. she would make a PERFECT lyanna

Date: 2012-06-04 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallingtowers.livejournal.com
These are some intriguing choices - I'd have loved to see Ruth Wilson as Melisandre, for instance!

Date: 2012-06-05 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soleil-kitty.livejournal.com
great job, although i think lena headey is the perfect cersei.

Date: 2012-08-21 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stopthere.livejournal.com
Wow, these are all practically perfect matches.

Date: 2012-10-06 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gncurrier.livejournal.com
I would love Eccleston as anyone, but Stannis would rock. I saw the show before starting the books, and now I'm almost done w/ Game of Thrones on audiobook, but I've spoiled myself for canon up til now. :)


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