Casting Name of the Wind (Part 1)

Okay, so it’s been a while since it was announced that Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will be producing Rothfuss’ much-loved Kingkiller Chronicle and various sites have already published their dream cast for the series. So… I’ve decided to make one for myself!

1. Kvothe

This is probably the most difficult part to cast. I mean, it is Kvothe. I would actually prefer if they got someone completely unknown, so that I won’t be able to associate him with anyone else (like how they did with most of the GOT characters). I’ve always pictured Kvothe with burning red hair and faerie-like pale skin. Initially, I thought he looked somehow like  Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian from Narnia), but with slightly reddish hair and paler skin.

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I tried to photoshop a photo to see how he would look like with red hair. Not bad!

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2. Denna

Patrick Rothfuss once said that his Denna would be Natalie Portman, but I think she’s already too old and already too well-known to be cast as her. As for me, I’ve always thought Nina Dobrev would make a good Denna. She has that dainty but feisty appeal. I mean, just look at these photos of her! Isn’t she perfect?

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A lot of people have also been suggesting Kaya Scodelario (Skins, Maze Runner), which I think is also a good choice.

3. Auri

From the very beginning, my Auri was a cross between Elle Fanning and Evanna Lynch (Elle’s innocent look and Evanna’s whimsical acting). Or maybe a blonde Mackenzie Foy?

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4. Bast

I would have to say that Ezra Miller is the perfect choice for Bast. He has that faerie-devilish beauty that can transition from an innocent assistant to a cruel fae. I believe a lot of people see him as a perfect fit for the role as well.

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5. Fela

In my head, Fela was someone really attractive with lots of sex appeal. I think Alexandra Daddario would be perfect. The downside is that she’s already  too well-known (she’s already attached to Percy Jackson, White Collar and Baywatch).

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6. Simmon

When I saw him play the dorky Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts I immediately thought Eddie Redmayne would be a perfect Simmon. He has that awkward “clueless-looking” Simmon charm! Doesn’t he look like someone who would serenade you with a poem?

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I’m still trying to think of who to cast as the other characters, particularly Ambrose, so I’ll post more ideas in my next post! How about you? Who will you cast as Kvothe?

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2 thoughts on “Casting Name of the Wind (Part 1)”

  1. The only onw who is suitable for the role is Ezraa Miller as bast. Nina Dobrev would be alrigh as Denna as well.

    Ben Barnes would be a great Bast as well. He would need a lot of changes in his hair and eye color to be Kvothe, and we don’t know if he has musical talent, so no.

    Auri is older that Kvothe. Also Evanna Lynch is immortalized as Luna, , so i think another actress should play the character to make Auri stand out and not being a Luna copy and paste.

    Fela is not white. She has a darker olive skin and should be played by a woman of color: a latina or black girl.

    Neutral to Sim as Redmayne. He would be the perfect Kvothe imo, but why not Sim.

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