Okay, so I think I’m starting to see how Jamie Campbell could play Rhaegar Targaryen.
eh… idk, after watching Camelot and him trying to be King Arthur. I think he doesn’t have the voice or the presence for it. It was one of my few gripe about the show Camelot that they didn’t pick a person that could pull off someone like Arthur, which Rhaegar has many similar traits.
To be honest, I’ve only seen him in the city of bones movie. And I didn’t find him attractive at all and I was slightly disappointed that I was going to have to watch him on screen for two hours. But (this may be wrong, but anyway), when I think of Rhaegar, I think of him being more feminine. Not some big stocky guy like some of the suggested actors are. Thin, almost frail looking. I don’t picture him as a big hot jock. And to me, that’s what Jamie Campbell looks like. I’m not saying I’d want him to play Rhaegar. Or that I’m opposed to other people. Just that I can see it now. I don’t analyze characters or books or movies or anything. To me, something is good if it keeps me entertained the whole time. So I may have the wrong take on Rhaegar or that actor. But that’s just my opinion.
I don’t see Rhaegar being a buff man either, more like a martial artist. Someone who is well muscled but not enough to encumber himself in battle. He was a good fighter and had to be able to move around in full plate mail and wield a sword at the same time. He would have had to spent years of training and fighting to become as good as he was.
I would usually forgo canon if the actor is good enough…. Like Tyrion and the actor not meshing up, but is a good performance anyways to not matter. Basically, find somebody that is good and could pull it off, or i would find it hard to suspend my beliefs.
Rhaegar has the whole “Reputation vs Image” problem going on. He has a massive reputation in the books. While I’ve seen good fanart of the character, i have yet to see a fancast that is more then “meh.”
I guess I’m just being fickle on the whole subject. o_0