A thought on casting in Strange Bedfellows

Tangential to the whole Matrix hype, one of the actresses in the Matrix Reloaded has been suggested for a particular NPC in my game. The actress is Monica Bellucci, who played the duplicitious and treacherous Persephone. The NPC in SB is Noys, Eric’s daughter. Most people dismiss her as being sweet and relatively light, and thus suggestions for her “casting” (a la Arref and Ginger’s sites) has been actresses along those lines.
I wonder, if I did “select” her as the face for Noys, if people might not subconsciously reconsider their assessment of her. Actors and Actresses in these castings do bring something to the role of the character in the game–that’s half of the fun of selecting them in the first place.
And does Noys have hidden agendas? The Gm is sphinx-like silent on that 🙂
Oh, by the way, I also used this post as an excuse to experiment with the Acronym tag. Netscape and Opera users won’t see it, but IE users should see a couple of uses in this post.

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  1. “I wonder, if I did “select” her as the face for Noys, if people might not subconsciously reconsider their assessment of her.”
    Yes, they will. That’s part of the point.
    The other side of the coin is that players and GMs don’t bring the same understanding of what a casting means to an NPC. For instance, in House of Cards, Moire’s daughter Rilsa (mother of Eric’s son Jerod) is cast as Stephanie Beacham. The player cast her based on seeing her in (IIRC) Seaquest; I’d never seen her in that, but I remember her in Dynasty.
    The player and I have somewhat different views of Stephanie Beacham and, I suspect, of Rilsa.
    I’m looking forward to seeing the casting pages.

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