Saturday, April 11, 2009

Michael Sheen Cast As Aro

According to the Daily Mail, Michael Sheen has been cast as Aro:

He has immortalised Tony Blair, David Frost and, most recently, legendary football manager Brian Clough on the big screen.

Now actor Michael Sheen is set to return to the realm of the firmly fictional after agreeing to play a vampire in the sequel to the blockbuster film Twilight.

Sheen, 40, who made his name with uncannily realistic portrayals of well-known figures in Oscar-winning films The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Damned United, will get his biggest pay cheque yet, a reported £5million, to star in New Moon.

But he will be hoping the movie brings him better luck than his first foray into the vampire genre, the 2003 movie Underworld, starring Kate Beckinsale, with whom he has a daughter.

In New Moon, Sheen will play Aro, the leader of an Italian vampire clan called the Volturi.

Director Chris Weitz confirmed Sheen’s casting to The Mail on Sunday and said he had 'aggressively' pursued the actor.

'Michael's role is so important because he's the head of all vampires,' he said. 'Aro is, on the surface, a very gracious and friendly vampire, but beneath that he is a tremendous threat.'

So what does everyone think? Let us know.

Thanks to Nino for the great tip!

~Kim C


Anonymous said...

NO, no, no, HELL NO!!
He's not young enough to play Aro?
This is just wrong!!

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

No. I dont like it. I pictured Aro younger. offense to him but better looking.

Anonymous said...

YES! YES! YES!!! LOVE HIM! LOVE HIM AS ARO! i can't wait 'til this movie comes out! with such an amazing cast it just HAS to do better than twilight.

pretzie4 said...

I envisioned the Volturi as older than the Cullen family members. However, I can see how people think they're younger or roughly the same age.

What I don't understand is why Caius is going to be played by someone who looks 17 or 18 and Aro is being portrayed by a 40 year old man. I guess it was never specified that they were turned around the same age, but I think it was just understood (to me, at least) that the Volturi were in the same age range.

Bethy99 said...

I think Michael will be a great addition to the movie. If you have seen Underworld he can look young. He look awesome in all those movies and with the long hair...yummy. Hehehehe!

I pictures the Volturi to look a little older than Carlisle. So if you look at Peter and then Michael they look close in age. It fits.....I"m not sure about the young actor playing Caius...but hey...whatever. I just want the movie to come out. LOL.

Hazel Designs said...

I had the same thought as Pretzie4 -- Caius looks like a 12 year old boy, while Aro is a 40 year old man.