Another post of random blathering, feel free to ignore…
Sometimes, I think I’ve missed my calling. I should have been a casting director.
I get über picky about who is cast as someone who should be related. In my opinion, they should at least look alike, have some sort of commonality to them. And they should be matched in acting ability so the flow of the piece being filmed works.
Over the years, there have been quite a few. The easiest one is Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem. They could be twins, matching accents or not. Maybe, like Disney’s The Parent Trap, their parents split up and they were separated, one of them going to Spain while the other remained in America. Or maybe their dad had an affair on a business trip to Spain or something. It’s more plausible than Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins, because nothing about them match…not even eye color or hair color.
Last spring, while watching The Royals on E!, I came across British actor Jack Derges (who is really a sweet guy if you talk to him on Twitter, also in HUMANS on AMC). Well, the first moment I saw him, I thought of his perfect sibling match: James Marsden. Yes, there is a slight age difference, but then maybe Jack was the surprise baby in their family. Even if they were cast as being closer in age, pure sibling!
Then, over the weekend, I was perusing tumblr and something was brought to my attention. And special thanks goes out to @steverogersnotebook and @captaincorrupter for making sure I can NEVER UNSEE it.
Young Mark Hamill and Sebastain Stan look so eerily alike. I’d never noticed, probably because I tend to think of Seb Stan in guyliner, thanks to winter soldier.
JJ Abrams should pay attention to this. Cast Seb as Luke’s son and leave Rey where she belongs–Han and Leia’s daughter. And if he needs more prodding and convincing, I can cross it over for him. Winter Soldier was deposited on our random blue orb in a singular sun solar system, hiding him from anything the Jedi could have. But, while Bucky Barnes wasn’t raised in the ways of the force, he knew he was different. That is why he protected Steve Rogers when they were young. Though not muscular, he had an inhuman speed and could out think those bullies. Now, much like his unknown father he fell from a great height only to survive. Luke fell from Cloud City, while Bucky plummeted from a Hydra train in the Alps. Also, like his father…and his grandfather, Vader/Anakin, he has the missing arm syndrome. It seems the men in that family can’t catch a break and wind up with something robotic in nature as their appendage. Just saying.
Plus, they really do look alike!
Then last night, I ran out of Pretty Little Liars. (I need the first half of season six STAT if anyone know where I can find it…) So the youngling chose a new show on Netflix to watch. Baby Daddy. Whatever. It’s a cute little sitcom. I wasn’t entirely paying attention to the first episode as I was cooking, but on the second episode, I sat and asked what I missed…and I looked up at the screen and my eyes went wide. “That guy looks just like Chris Pratt. Is that his brother?” An iMDB inquiry later, and nope! They aren’t even related outside of the fact that the cities they’re from I’ve lived in…
So my newest find for brothers of the year:
They both have that tall, handsome, adorkable, sweet guy thing going for them. And I feel like Derek Theler should show up in the next Jurassic as Chris Pratt’s/Owen’s brother…for whatever reason they have to escape the dinosaur laden island this time. The raptors would get confused and start following around the bumbling brother…total comedy ensues…
Dare to daydream.
All right…enough procrastinating. I need to finish out the epilogue/after the credits piece to Wings and officially finish it.
That is all for the random blathering today. This post will be filed under casting couch and random blathering.
All images were found through google search and edited with the PICPLAYPOST and OVER apps on my iPad.