I know some are thinking, “What does this have to do with TMI?” Well, it was not too long ago that we were all getting our casting news and had some questions as to the decisions that had been made.
By this point most of us have accepted what cannot be changed and have embraced our cast and await August 23rd with baited breath. ( some of us have even scheduled a vacation day!! )
Anywho, I would like to start a discussion to hear your thoughts on why Hollywood has been snapping up YA Series for movies, but then casting the teens with 30 year olds? I just find it hard to believe that no one in Young Hollywood possesses the ability to play these parts.
Take the above for instance, Tris and Four are a couple…he looks like he should be dating Kate! Granted, she still looks youthful at 37, but I have a hard time picturing him as 18. And I only say this because I have seen him lately on advertisements for Golden Boy and I thought he was in his mid 30′s from that.
Beautiful Creatures cast I felt was a little off as well..and I am not sure if that had anything to do with the fact that according to Box Office Mojo it has yet to make it’s money back to break even. I still have to go by the way, but I doubt my $10 will help.
My question to anyone who would like to join the conversation is, do you think Hollywood is getting it wrong and is it costing them at the box office? I have no doubt the actors being cast have the ability to play the roles, but will it be convincing when the fans who have read the books and know the age ranges they are supposed to be and can’t get passed the obvious difference?
For thos of you who haven’t read Divergent the two main charatcers are 16 and 18 so yes he should look older…just not that much older!
So please, humor me and comment. I know we have fans with very strong views. I would just like to know what you think.
Will the age variances hurt Divergent? Do we feel TMI has made some curious choices? Did the casting of Beautiful Creatures hurt the movie, or was it just not a strong story?
Let us know in the comments.