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(meta) Casting Satsu

18th November 2007 (00:35)

ETA - Two new suggestions from the comments added into the pictures section!

Here's a question that was inspired by the discussion on my previous post - if Season 8 were ever made into a TV show, which actress should play Satsu? Or to put it another way, which real person does the comic character most resemble? (The answer may well inspire vids and/or photomanips in the future. :-) )

Thanks to beer_good_foamyand  idiotnighthawk  for the three suggestions so far. More are always welcome!

Poll #1090465 Casting Satsu

Who should play Satsu

Devon Aoki
Ito Misaki
Nakama Yukie
Somebody else; I'll tell you in the comments

Since I'm not very familiar with the appearances of 95% of modern actors, including these three, I had to search for images of the suggestions so I could know what they looked like... I've iconised them and put them below the cut in case any of you need the same assistance. :-)


Devon Aoki:

Ito Misaki:

Nakama Yukie:

Kuriyama Chiaki:

Hamasaki Ayumi:


Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 11:38 (UTC)

I've been thinking (see, you're not the only one who can quote Adam) about Renee too, and how it's tricky because there don't seem to be a whole lot of interesting roles for young African-American (assuming Renee is indeed American) actresses in the movies I see. There seems to be a lot of typecasting going on. (To my shame, my initial reaction was "Hey, Indigo is pretty damn good in Weeds... wait a sec, she'd be playing Rona again.") A couple of suggestions though:
Shareeka Epps of Half Nelson (who apparently plays a character called Kendra in the upcoming Alien Vs Predator II, so hey, Slayer pedigree)
Meagan Good (I swear I'll get over D.E.B.S. one of these days)
Clare Hope-Ashitey of Children Of Men (OK, she's British, but James Marsters is American...)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 12:44 (UTC)

Interesting. Very... interesting. I might do another poll for Renee later.

I'm not sure there's any real evidence about Renee's nationality. Since Leah is Scottish and Rowena possibly German, my first assumption was that she was French (since Renée is a French name) - but she doesn't have a silly accent, making that less likely.

Logic suggests that she'd actually be British in that case, since if she were American, why didn't she stay in the US instead of moving to the European base? Although the presence of Satsu kind of implies that changing continents isn't that uncommon for members of Team Slayer - and Simone seems to have ended up in Italy too. So maybe she is American. And 'Renee' without the acute accent sounds more like an African-American name than a Black British one.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 13:14 (UTC)

if she were American, why didn't she stay in the US instead of moving to the European base?

I believe some people are asking the exact same thing about other Americans in that castle... ;-) But yeah, I could see her being British, even if her complete lack of comedy accent seems to indicate that she's supposed to be American. (She's most definitely not Caribbean, for instance.) Hell, maybe she's even actually African?

Posted by: idiotnighthawk (idiotnighthawk)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 14:55 (UTC)

I kinda want to change my vote from Ito to Ayumi :)

I haven't felt 100% confident of Renee's ethnicity, let alone her nationality. She's dark complected, but never gave much thought to the idea that she's black. Plausible, I guess. Visibly she reminds me of a girl I dated whose ethnic roots were like caucasion-east Indian or caucasion-Pakistani. Or she could be hispanic. Or any other of number darker complected ethnic roots or combinations. Or, she could just be a compulsive tanner.

It would be an interesting casting poll, definitely :)

Posted by: aycheb (aycheb)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 22:06 (UTC)

I think Renee looks very like Dorothy Dandridge circa Carmen Jones but it may just be the fifties hair. Dorothy's not available being dead but Halle Berry played her in a recentish biography and did a resonable impersonation.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 18th November 2007 22:08 (UTC)

Heh. I was actually thinking earlier that Renee looks a bit like a young Halle Berry...

Posted by: bishopcruz (bishopcruz)
Posted at: 29th November 2007 15:11 (UTC)

Dunno, none of those three seem to fit for me. Renee is rather ethnically ambiguous. probably a little bit of everything in her, kinda like Tiger Woods. The other idea I have is possibly native american, though that is taken entirely from her skin tone, lack of accent, and the feather earring we first saw her in. Comics are pretty good at putting one or two gives for the ethnicity of a character, and I think that earring may be one of them.

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