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Old March 29 2011, 07:55 AM   #976
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Actually, age is a very valid consideration. The two leads of the last movie looked like they were putting on a junior high production -- especially the "Lois".
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Old March 29 2011, 07:59 AM   #977
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Yes but in the case of Amy she's 26 or thereabouts and looks like she could play Lois either as in her 30's or her 20's. Kate Bosworth was younger than that and was supposed to be playing Lois in her 30's and being a mom as well. That's the difference.
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Old March 29 2011, 08:12 AM   #978
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Actually Amy is 36 and looks like she can play much younger. Kate was 22/23 and was playing a mom in her 30's. But that is irrelevant for me because Kate's age and appearance had nothing to do with my problems with SR.

I still enjoy SR...but the movie was lacking in several areas that had nothing to do with casting...mainly the story was bland, it lacked action and the whole plot was tiresome.
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Old March 29 2011, 08:16 AM   #979
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^ That's for the correction and that mistake should prove my point about age not really mattering in the context of what we're debating about lol.
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Old March 29 2011, 08:27 AM   #980
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I think no matter who got cast as Lois they would get a ton of criticism and most of it superficial and unfair.

I didn't pay attention to the lead up to SR but even now years after people criticize how Routh looks, his age and a bunch of other things that make no sense to me.
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Old March 29 2011, 12:21 PM   #981
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Old March 29 2011, 01:54 PM   #982
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Kate Bosworth dyed her hair for the part. Amy has had her hair dyed as a brunette before so I don't think this is a big deal at all.
I'm pretty sure she was wearing a wig. I remember noticing where it was attached at her hairline in close-ups. At any rate, I don't think it really matters what colour Lois Lane's hair is as long as the performance is good.
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Old March 29 2011, 02:40 PM   #983
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I'm really disappointed by all the people in this thread who are calling others "morons" for being uncomfortable with the age and hair colour of the actress playing Lois Lane as well as those supporting such comments.
I'm perpetually disappointed by putative adults making those kinds of superficial and thoughtless complaints about casting. It's as if they've never actually seen a movie and/or have no understanding of how movies are made.

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Byrne's Lois had auburn hair. (most of the time)

Yes, that's what it was! When she finally had the blue-black brunette look I think there was some implication that it came out of a bottle.
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Old March 29 2011, 02:50 PM   #984
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^ Wow, forgot about that hair style. Never have liked Lois with short hair (could be because I love long haired women . I am expecting more casting news...don't know when though.
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Old March 29 2011, 02:53 PM   #985
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I wouldn't condemn the casting simply because of age and hair colour (as I said, I think Amy's screen presence/persona and talent make her a good choice), but there's nothing wrong with saying she seems like an odd choice based on a discrepancy between her traits and those we're used to seeing in the character.
I don't see that there is a discrepancy. For one thing, as I've said, given that Lois is usually portrayed as an accomplished, veteran journalist, I don't see any reason not to portray her as being 36. It would be unrealistic for her to be only in her mid-20s and have accomplished that much. For another thing, actors and actresses often play characters older or younger than themselves. Most high-school characters in TV and movies are played by actors in their 20s. And as others have pointed out, Ms. Adams has a youthful face and could easily play 20s or 30s as needed.

For another thing, not only is it easy and commonplace for actresses to change their hair color, but Lois has been portrayed with dark red or auburn hair in the past. So there's no real "discrepancy" here either.


Wanting to see the character rendered similarly to how she was in previous incarnation does not make people 'morons'. Come on, saying so is just obnoxious.
True, "moron" is unnecessarily insulting -- but assuming that it's impossible for an actress to play a character of a different age or hair color from herself is really rather irrational.
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Old March 29 2011, 03:13 PM   #986
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There's issues about the "age" and "hair color" of some "character?" Fuck that. It's Amy Adams.



Why are we complaining?
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Old March 29 2011, 03:17 PM   #987
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Because people are finicky and the internet is a dumping ground for bitching and moaning.
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Old March 29 2011, 03:25 PM   #988
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Wanting to see the character rendered similarly to how she was in previous incarnation does not make people 'morons'. Come on, saying so is just obnoxious.
True, "moron" is unnecessarily insulting -- but assuming that it's impossible for an actress to play a character of a different age or hair color from herself is really rather irrational.
Yeah, it's not about fidelity to the source material. It's about an oddly persistent failure to understand the concept of "acting."

I keep waiting for somebody to complain that Amy Adams can't play Lois because she's not really a reporter!
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Old March 29 2011, 03:32 PM   #989
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^ That's probably happened on the 'net somewhere. Sigh.
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Old March 29 2011, 03:32 PM   #990
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