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07 September 2008 @ 10:39 am
I've been playing Ed the Torchwoods Rp for more than a year now. And to this day, I can't seem to find any actor to use to play him. It got me thinking. Who is a good actor to play Ed at 16-18? They would have to be slender, young looking and buff. I picture him looking more Manga built in my head, but I'm a sucker for a good ripped body.

I mean someone with the hair, and the face. Heck with all this Anime LA films coming out these days, it's bound to happen.

And on a side note...

Who would play Roy or Ling?
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never seen by waking eyes.: [edward] this life is way too shortbodyline on September 7th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
The first thing you'd want to do would be to pick what nationality you want him to be. Me, I've always thought of a real life Ed as being either British or German or Scandinavian. And then just, like... google search that or something and see who you come up with. I don't see why it would have to be a well known actor (or even an actor, couldn't it be just someone from like... stock photos or something?) and go from there. Same for Ling and Roy. Especially Roy, since his eyes in the manga make it seem as though he could have some Xingian in his blood, so you'd need to look for someone who looks... not Chinese but Chinese, if that makes sense.
redrose999redrose999 on September 7th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I sort of see Ed as German/English. It's kind of hard, because you can always find one of the criteria, but not the others. I want someone who looks like the 'drawing' if that makes sense. But thank you, I'll try that. And no it doesn't have to be an actor for a PB. But Damn, I think my problem is, I'm anal retentive and want Ed -perfection!
Luel Exana: flowersluel_exana on September 7th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
You could always try cosplay sites. I mean, sure, most Ed cosplayers are women, but there's bound to be a guy who looks like Edward in there somewhere.
redrose999redrose999 on September 7th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea too. Thank you!
C-chanbox_of_doom on September 7th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I see Ed as probably being English. Or of English heritage. And Roy would probably be... possibly half-asian or... something. And then Ling would be full-blood.

But yeah. Finding someone who looks the part is more important than where they're from exactly, but it helps in choosing where to start to look.
redrose999redrose999 on September 7th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
I found one actor, a English fellow form the BBC version of Queer as folk. But his hair is too short! WAHHHH!
But yeah I've been looking at UK actors. I play with a lot of UK folks.

Roy I see as half/Asian too. And I'd look for Chinese Actors for ling. With Ling I keep thinking Hong Kong cinema.

Grygongrygon on September 8th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
i was just gonna suggest the american version of that character. LOL. i got a lookalike of him with longer hair:
wrong eyebrows, but it's hard to find those awesome eyebrows in us white people who don't trim them to make them all "bad ass".

redrose999redrose999 on September 8th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Ironically I was using him as Alfons Heidrich. He's lovely though.

And those brows are a bitch to find. Problem is, Ed makes these great faces and has character to his features, and it's hell to find someone who has that. Brows and all!
Grygongrygon on September 9th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
i think he could be an Ed with the right pics.

i've only seen him as Justin from QAF but slowly i'm seeing more and more of him and dang... he even has Ed's baby-fat cheeks and a little of those brows:
redrose999redrose999 on September 9th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
OMG your right, he does have that Elric look!

Here is Charli, he has this Ed look to him. Maybe it's the mood in the picture?

Ketitaketita on September 7th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Isn't there a site where you can upload pictures and it'll give you the closest celebrity match, or something like that?
redrose999redrose999 on September 7th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
I wish there was. That's exactly what I need!
k40_ch4n: ed pantsuk40_ch4n on September 7th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Here, have fun! I uploaded a picture of Movie!Ed and got... Hillary Duff as the closest result XD I don't think this site really helps ._.;
redrose999redrose999 on September 7th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Poor Ed, LOL or is it poor Hillary?
Grygongrygon on September 8th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
it does with real people photos. with cartoons... it can be a hit or miss, depending on the screen shot you use. :) so i sometimes use LOTS of screens.
Grygongrygon on September 9th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
whoa... what the HECK?! i haven't been to that site in years but since when is the main language on it "TH" (whatever the heck that is). it used to have an english site. great, now i can't understand a word of it.
Grygongrygon on September 12th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
ooh, i was just flipping thru the first art book again and came across this again- hiromu drew russel with river phoenix in mind... well, that actor can certainly pass for ed. he's not blond all the time, but if you find the right pic you can just black-and-white it.

redrose999redrose999 on September 12th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
OMG yes! He's really perfect! Yeah, I'd have to do a lot of photoshop work with him.
Any idea who she had in mind when she did Ed?
live4him4evalive4him4eva on September 14th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Well, I know she had Edward Scissorhands in mind when she named him, but I can assume she didn't have him in mind when she drew him. xD
redrose999redrose999 on September 14th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
LOL you know, I think Trowa from GW was Edward Scissorhands too!

Young Johhny Depp as Ed is possible. Hmmmmm Lots of photoshop there.
live4him4evalive4him4eva on September 14th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Dunno who he is. xD But I do think that Ryuk from Death Note was based on Edward Scissorhands. And that L's mannerisms were inspired by Edward Scissorhands too.

Hmm... I really don't know. xD