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Arya and Sansa, Revisited

Here, as promised, are some larger pictures of Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who will be portraying Arya and Sansa Stark, respectively, in the HBO pilot.

MAISIE WILLIAMS


Maisie, I am informed, has some previous acting credits. Stage work, I gather, nothing in television or film. Until now. Sorry, I have no further details.

SOPHIE TURNER


Sophie is brand new, David and Dan tell me. Well, maybe some school plays. She read for us at her school. Don't confuse her with the DR. WHO Sophie Turner, please, or any of the other Sophie Turners that Google will turn up. (She should probably tweak her name to make it more distinctive. Maybe Sophie R.R. Turner. Worked for me)

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sjwenings
Aug. 26th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Woof, woof!
So it seems The Hound has been cast...

Time for some clues again, George?
lib_j
Aug. 26th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Both perfect choices. The wait to watch this show is getting longer by the day!
jannadc
Aug. 27th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
thx for the info :)

rhemedy
Aug. 27th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Your 'statement of policy' post did not leave the option for comment, so I thought perhaps I would add one here :)

It's kind of off topic, but I've been wondering how you/the casting directer/the production as a whole were going to handle Brienne? Brienne is ugly, or supposed to be. Do you think HBO will pretty her up for sex interest? Or stay true to what I'm reading? (I'm only on Storm of Swords)

These are the kinds of small details that make or break a television series for me... The Tutors for instance, I liked the show well enough, but lost respect when the king was young and hot... he should have been much older, and fatter... maybe it's the typical audience member in our society can only see beauty as sex appeal. The honest truth is that as far as most attractive characters in your book go, my first choice is Tyrion Lanaster and my second is Brienne. I think their cores are so much more attractive then Jaimie's looks.

I'm so addicted to this amazing world you have created. Thank you! :)
grrm
Aug. 27th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Brienne
Brienne doesn't enter the story until the second season. Her casting is not something we're thinking about just now.

I understand your concern, though. One only has to recall the film FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, where the part of the ugly coffee shop waitress was cast with Michelle Pfeiffer.

Re: Brienne - monocleostrich - Sep. 1st, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Brienne - fahall - Sep. 1st, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
mercydarling
Aug. 27th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Pretty much perfect choices... Maisie looks just like I always pictured Arya. :)
lady_sansa
Aug. 27th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the photos! Girls are so cute :) And Maisie has something very Arya-like in her eyes (pardon my broken English).

Would it also be possible to get better picture of Jack Gleeson who is cast to play Joffrey?
monocleostrich
Sep. 1st, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
What beautiful girls! They both look just perfect. Can't wait to see them perform! Congratulations, Sophie and Maisie!
fahall
Sep. 1st, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Amazing Opportunity for these young women.
What an incredible way to enter into the Film/Television industry. As a professional actor, and absolute fantasy fanatic, I can think of no more exciting way to start off an acting career.

I'm sure these two will be awesome in their roles.


Now, I'm just going to sit back and be extremely jealous.


Why, Mr. Martin, why couldn't you have waited a few years for me to get well known enough to be involved in this project? *sigh*
spreble
Sep. 2nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
I think the casting so far has been great
Especially Sansa, she looks perfect to me for the part (as do all the others, I can't wait for the show)!

I would like to volunteer my services to play Hodor, I can't act but I think my talents are equal to the task!
sara_rojo
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
I think they look TOO MUCH alike, for sisters supposed to look completely different, LOL. Usually the opposite would be the problem, but these two look too much alike, for meXD
Anyway, I like Arya, though her face is rounder than I imagined, but Sansa is too plain, not the drop-dead-gorgeous girl I imagined (seeing as her beauty is the only thing constantly mentioned about her in the books). She may change with auburn hair, though
lhoj
Sep. 5th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Astonishing cast
Even though hair color might not match we all know that's none of a problem, so Sophie makes a wonderful choice for Sansa.

But Maisie is just... wow! I cannot think of any known young actress that could fit the role as Maisie probably will. Her face's just perfect for Arya's role, so impish and audacious.... I'm simply astonished by this choice and I hope they keep that decision for the whole series
manic_angst
Sep. 18th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Arya looks the part..Sophie not so much. Sad =(
rka3
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Casting two cents
First off I love the casting thus far. somewhere in here someone said Kevin Spacey as Little Finger, while Spacey is an excellent actor and would have no problem with the material I think he may be a bit too old and not thin enough; might I suggest Edward Norton or Ryan Gosling? For Varys= Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Tywin Lannister= Liam Neeson?
kannafoot
Sep. 29th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Arya has been my favorite character throughout, and it looks like you've cast her perfectly in Maisie Williams.
valkorr
Oct. 13th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Arya seems a little smaller than i imagined her, but anyway im sure she'll do great playing arya
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