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May 9, 2006

Truth in Casting

Michelle Malkin, conveying the hard-Leftism of the actress who played the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, asks:

Sort of dampens one's enthusiasm to see the next Narnia movie, doesn't it?

Not at all. What a perfect villain; I'm sure Mr. Lewis would approve — not the least because the subtext ads significance to the often questioned presence of Santa Clause in Narnia. One suspects that Tilda Swinton would block him from the public square, as well.

Posted by Justin Katz at May 9, 2006 10:55 PM

Talk about identifying with your part. Though at least it makes the portrayal more realistic.

Posted by: Jeff Miller at May 10, 2006 9:33 AM

Fortunately, unless the do The Magician's Nephew (and it wouldn't shock me if they ignored that prequel, especially since it highlights Aslan's divinity), Swinton will not appear in future installments.

Posted by: James Kabala at May 12, 2006 11:46 AM

I'll admit, I did find it a tad distracting when I found out that Aragorn from Lord of the Rings (Viggo Mortensen) was a peacenik.

I wonder if he ever paused to consider the meaning of what he was acting.

Posted by: Andrew at May 14, 2006 4:37 PM