Dream Casting, Sandman Casting Call Part 13: Gods both Tricky, and Catty. Plus a bonus Faerie.

October 1st, 2010 by

Like I said before, all types of gods were welcome in Sandman.  One of the most memorable was Bast.  The Egyptian goddess with a human body and a cat’s head.  She was a major goddess in her time, but as her following dwindled, so did her power.  Her personality is as catlike her appearance.  She is at times: flirtatious, self interested, aloof, affectionate, and playful.  There also times when the sadness of her loss comes through.

My pick to play her is Virginia Hey.

She played a regal, enigmatic, goddess-like character as Zhaan on Farscape.  As such she has loads of experience acting through large amounts of makeup, that the role would require.

Next up we have one of the ultimate trickster gods, Loki.  He is portrayed just as he is in Norse mythology.  The untrustworthy adopted son of Odin.  He loves a dirty joke.  He can’t pass up any opportunity to mess with anyone, and he doesn’t like being shown up in any way.

My pick is Iggy Pop.

He looks a lot like the character as drawn, and he is a pretty good actor.  He played a sweet, softy of a suburban dad on the Adventures of Pete and Pete, in the nineties.  Think of what he could do with an anarchist god.

Finally we have Puck, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream fame.  In Sandman he is depicted as a malicious imp.  More likely to slip strychnine in your coffee, as give you donkey ears for a night.  In his true form he looks like a tiny hairy devil creature, but he can also look human.

And my pick for him is David Tennant.

Obviously Tennant is very capable of being lovable, which is the antithesis of the role, but I really want to see him play a malignant character.  I am sure he can pull off the right mix of hyper, and viscious.  It would be fun to see him play the human form, and also a motion captured CGI version.

Next up the furies!

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One Response to “Dream Casting, Sandman Casting Call Part 13: Gods both Tricky, and Catty. Plus a bonus Faerie.”

  1. Florence Says:

    Oh, yes, Virginia Hey would be the perfect Bast. Bast was actually on my list of baby names because I love the sandman version of her so much.

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