DAY 5: CAST THE MINISERIES! WHO WOULD YOU CAST TO PLAY EACH OF THE ENDLESS?
I’ve not really given this a lot of thought. But I think I can manage to get a few out. Here goes nothing:
Dream: = Jude Law:
I snagged this photo from his segment from The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassuss to highlight that, with the correct make-up and such, he could very well look the part. His calming voice, delivered monotonously, is exactly how I read Dream’s captions in the books.
Death: = Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel first captured my heart in the film Big Trouble, which I saw in 2002, and she stole it again in her casting as Trillian in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. She has that spunky, anxious, innocent feeling that makes Death such a great character, and she’s got acting chops to boot. Just check out (500) Days of Summer if you don’t believe me.
Delirium: = Lizzy Caplan
This was the hardest for me to decide because Delirium’s appearance changes so frequently. I would like to see a child in the role if ever an adaptation would be made, but I’m not quite sure how that would go over. However, I like Lizzy Caplan, and some artist’s interpretations of Delirium resemble the actress in my opinion. Her role in Mean Girls is one of my favorites. Plus I loved Cloverfield, so that’s a plus, too.
Despair: = Kathy Bates
You wanna see how evil she can be? Go watch Misery. I don’t need to say any more on the subject.
Desire: = Cate Blanchett:
Another very difficult choice since Desire is supposed to be both male and female AND neither male nor female. But I think Cate Blanchett could absolutely pull off the androgeny; after all, she played Bob Dylan once.
Destiny: = Ralph Fiennes:
There’s really no choice on image that needs to be made here since Destiny is always obscured by his cloak. But Ralph Fiennes has that voice. I’ve loved him since Red Dragon. A wonderful actor, capable of many different roles.
Destruction: = Gerard Butler:
This was easy for me. Again, I always thought of Gerard Butler’s voice when I read Destruction’s lines. It was a no-brainer.
That finishes out The Endless, but I do want to include one more character, and that’s Hob Gadling. I love this character. So I wanted to include him.
Hob Gadling: = Gary Oldman:
Harry Potter fans know him as Sirius black. He was Mason Verger in Hannibal, Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, and James Gordon in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He was in True Romance, The 5th Element, and so many other movies that it’s really mind blowing to realize how good of an actor he is. You never really notice it’s him, either; he sort of just becomes his character for those 90-or-so minutes.
So there you have it. That’s my fan cast of The Sandman. Go do something productive now.