sendmedaughters sent: Hey, I saw your race-bending LOTR posts and absolutely loved them. What kind of thought process did you go through when you were deciding the actors/actresses? Their acting experience/skills? Looks? And did you ever race-bend other movies? Or gender-bend any?

It was a mixture; some “clicked” more on appearance, such as┬áMichael Obiora as Legolas, when I saw his bone structure I just had to make an elf of him. Others it was their pure acting/presence, like George Takei as Elrond, or Morgan Freeman as Gandalf, just absolutely being able to imagine them saying lines from the film. Most were a mixture of the two.

I haven’t done a race/gender bend for any other movie, but I probably will in the future.