Rhaegar & Lyanna Casting Ideas?

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While I was working over the weekend, the subject of Rhaegar and Lyanna came up.

An important question was posed to me: "Who would you like to see cast as Rhaegar and Lyanna?"

I thought about this for some time. I know that in "A Feast for Crows" there is a lot of reference to Rhaegar and Lyanna.

My husband chimed in with his suggestion - "Monica Belucci for Lyanna Stark. Just pop on some blue contacts and presto! Hotness, guaranteed." (typical man, although I have to agree, Monica Belucci is gorgeous and I am sure that a lot of men would tune in to see her on A Game of Thrones)

I thought of Charlize Theron. I read a while back that she is a huge Game of Thrones fan and would absolutely love the opportunity to get a part, even if it was a small part, on the show. If you've seen Aeon Flux, you'll know she can carry off having dark hair. She certainly is attractive enough! For those of you who've read the fourth book, you'll know that Cersei always had a jealous streak to her and didn't appreciate that the late Lyanna Stark was held to be one of the most "beautiful women in Westeros." I think Cersei was very threatened, because Lyanna was well liked and respected, stunning and came from a noble household.

The fact that Robert Baratheon was in love with her AND Rhaegar presented her with the rose wreath at one of the tournaments says something. Two men, from equally famous houses are in love with this woman? I also think that they need someone who can pull off the flashbacks, in terms of age and looks. Charlize Theron is 36, I believe. Not that she looks 36. She could easily pass for 28 or 29.

Now, in terms of who I'd like to see cast in flashbacks, as Rhaegar, the first person that came to mind was Tom Hardy. He's built, has blue eyes, can carry a melancholy disposition and is gorgeous. I mean, hello?! If you don't believe me, just look him up on Internet Movie Database and check out his roster of movies. I think he could carry it off. I'd LIKE to see him cast! Many women would thank me for my suggestion in the long run. Another actor that came to mind was Jack Huston, also known as Richard Harrow, on Boardwalk Empire. He has an impressive body of work and I think he could carry the part off rather well.

Who would you like to see cast as Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, if A Feast for Crows gets green lit and they incorporate flashback sequences? Suggestions, anyone?

27 comments:

moe said...

i would suggest orlando bloom for rhaegar and anne hathaway for lyanna, also ,i think they are in the same age as the characters.

Anonymous said...

Hi and sorry for my bad english in advance

to be honest none of you choices (moe's included) seem to fit.
i think the way Lyanna and Rhaegar are described they seem to be timeless beauties and not too exotic( no soft facial features or full lips).
Rhaegar with sharp facial features, both with high cheakbones and "normal" lips, not too full or too thin.

all the actors you've chosen are way too old to play Lyanna and Rhaegar (since they died young) because they look like they are in their 30ies . i know, in the tv show all characters are older than in the books but still even Emila Clark looks like a 17-19 year old girl and Kit Harrington doenst look much older either. so you need people who look young even if they are older in birth.
to be honest for Rhaegar someone who looks like the "DEVIL MAY CRY" character would be perfect(a pic here--> http://www.fantom-xp.com/wallpapers/18/Devil_May_Cry_III.jpg), he looks a bit like a younger Jaime by the way(typical face of an aristocrat). i know he is not real but maybe there is someone out there who has the same look :P
For Lyanna someone who is beautiful but not too exotic like Gemma Arterton or Natalie Portman (who looks really young for her age).
well thats my opinion i hope you wont take it in a wrong way :)

Anonymous said...

Erin Cummings as Lyanna beautiful dark haired, long but beautiful face of the Starks, looks like trouble as Lyanna was said to sometimes be and could pass as the YOUNG Lyanna who was about Rob's age at the beginning of the series. And Tom Hardy of course he has the voice of iron, he can be melancholy, he is beyond yummy (I wouldn't mind if he abducted me js) and kinda looks like he could be Jon's dad. Put a white long wig on him and watch the ratings go up.

Anonymous said...

Katie McGrath as Lyanna seriously I can picture no one else as Lyanna. For Rhaegar...no idea!

Anonymous said...

Gemma Arterton always comes up as Lyanna, and I believe that would be a good choice. For Rhaegar I think Alexander Skarsgård would be just the right fit physically. He's also a great actor. Tom Hardy wouldn't be too bad either.

Anonymous said...

Janet Montgomery & Charlie Hunnam are the best imo.

Anonymous said...

A YOUNG KATE BECKINSALE FOR LYANNA STARK !

Anonymous said...

Orlando Bloom for rhaegar !

Anonymous said...

Orlando bloom - rhaegar , eva green as lyanna , Vigo mortensen as Robert Nd some one who looks like a young Sean bean ?

Anonymous said...

I think that Orlando Bloom would be pretty good because he is good in a blonde or white wig and he already looks good in blue contacts. Also he looks pretty young and he isn't overly built but not scrawny either.

Anonymous said...

Benedict Cumberbatch could probably pull of Rhaegar. He has the high cheekbones and has sharp looks, he also has done the white hair thing for "The Fifth Estate" and it looked great on him.

AS for Lyanna it would be hard, but she was a beauty, but still not a drop dead beauty like Cersie. Also Arya is always been told she looks like a younger version of Lyanna, so I thought maybe Kelly McDonald or Lucy Griffiths.

Anonymous said...

Katie McGrath for Lyanna. She is beautiful but not overly exotic (an older version of Arya). She has the perfect dark Stark features.

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Ben Barnes for Rhaegar. Just have him buff up and put a long silver mane on him - done. He's handsome and has a quietness/sadness in his eyes.

spazcat83 said...

Orlando Bloom is not a good enough actor to be on GOT.
He may have the look but he is no Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage or Lena Headey.
I don't have any good ideas myself ( Tom Hardy would be great if he was younger) but I had to say something since so many people have suggested him.
Seriously! I would stop watching the show;)

TooShoos said...

Sam Claflin as Rhaegar
Lilly Collins as Lyanna Stark

Fire&Ice said...

I think Lucy Hale would be a great Lyanna. She is feisty, beautiful and free spirited. For Rhaegar, I like Cam Gigante...with his hair long and a little blonder.

Fire&Ice said...

I think Lucy Hale would make a great Lyanna. She is beautiful, feisty and a free spirit. Rhaegar is harder to decide on, but I really like Cam Gigante...with long hair that is a little blonder.

Anonymous said...

ian somerhalder is ideal for playing rhaegar

Anonymous said...

Adelaide Kane as Lyanna

Melissa Lins said...

Aidan Turner, A.K.A Kili the Gorgeous Dwarf on The Hobbit trilogy, would be perfect. With the right contact lenghses and dying his hair the right shade of platinum, he would have Viserys perfect nose but a confident and friendly smile like he was supposed to. Powerful eyebrows, a charming accent, since casting is mostly composed by europpean actors.

Actress that most resembles like Maisie Williams is Rachel Weisz. Gorgeous. Totally could be Lyana. Katie Mcgrath could do it also, but it wouldnt be as gorgeous as Rachel. Even Shailene Woodly with dark brown hair would do, although she is waaaay too american.

Melissa Lins said...

And Julia Maxwell as well. If we're going to open for american girls. She plays Eve on Supernatural.

Anonymous said...

Kaya scodelario, Eva green or Molly glass

Unknown said...

Katie McGrath as lyanna stark an Travis fimmel as Rhaegar

Anonymous said...

Martin Wallström would be a great actor for Rhaegar.

Anonymous said...

Lyanna Stark : Lily collins
Rhaegar : Travis Fimmel

Unknown said...

Idris Elba for Rhaegar...just kidding. Jessica Findlay Brown(Downton Abbey) and Charlie Hunnam(Sons of Anarchy)

Bridie O'Donnell said...

People keep mentioning all these actors they like from their favourite shows and films. But they are all too old!
We need to look at actors under 30, with Rhaegar looking early - mid 20's, Lyanna looking late teens- early 20's.
Lyanna needs to look at least a little bit like Maisie and Kit.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last responder. Many suggested candidates are way too old. Rachel Weisz is 46, how can she possibly play a 17 year girl? Rhaegar is a much more difficult choice because he was said to be the most good looking man in Westeros. Neither Tom Hardy nor Alexander Skarsgard is strikingly handsome. Orlando Bloom can't act to save his life.

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