Recently, I picked up the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and I loved it so much that it inspired me to do a dream cast for the main characters. I have already done a Six of Crows Dream Cast, which you can check out here, and I hope you all enjoy this dream cast and let’s just get into it!
Alina Starkov – Zoey Deutch or Melissa Benoist
So Alina is one of my all-time favourite heroines so I just had to get the casting right for her. When searching for actresses I need them to be quite petite and small in frame as Alina is described as skinny and I came to the decision that these two would do an amazing job at playing Alina. I think both of them would look amazing with blonde/white hair and they could really portray Alina’s personality well on the screen.
Malyen Oretsev – Ansel Elgort or Logan Lerman
Mal was hard to cast as I needed to find someone handsome, yet to me I also need Mal to have a boyish charm, a kind of innocence to him (if you know what I mean) so here are the options I went for.
The Darkling – Matthew Daddario or Douglas Booth
The Darkling was of course the most fun to cast as he is the anti-hero of the story, I always saw him as someone with a very strong and striking jawline and automatically I gravitated towards these two actors.
Nikolai Lantsov – Austin Butler or Lucas Till
Nikolai is another character that was fun to cast and relatively easy. He to needed a strong jawline as royalty tend to have well-structured faces and automatically I went for Austin Butler who is one of my favourite actors and Lucas Till could also pull off Nikolai. Both I imagine would also look amazing as an undercover pirate 🙂
Zoya Nazyalensky – Jessica De Gouw or Elizabeth Gillies
I have no idea why I thought Zoya was blonde when I did my Six of Crows dream cast, but now reading a trilogy where she is a much more present character I automatically thought of these two actresses as they can definitely pull off Zoya and her personality. Especially, Elizabeth Gillies.
Baghra – Sigourney Weaver or Helena Bonham Carter
For Baghra I needed someone who has a strong personality and could pass off as someone who is very wise and over 900 years old! So for Baghra these two actresses could play her so well, I can just imagine poor Alina having to deal with either one of them…
Genya Safin – Bella Thorne or Holland Roden
Again, another character I completely got wrong in my Six of Crows dream cast as I was completely off on her looks. Genya is a stunning red head who pretty much everyone is jealous of because of her amazing facial features. Here are two actresses I think are stunning and especially Bella Thorne as I think it would be super cool and interesting to see her in a court setting and she is stunning so what else can I say.
David Kostyk – Tyler Posey
David was actually really hard for me to cast but just imagine Tyler with hair falling over his eyes and wearing some nerdy glasses and playing someone who is really geeky. I think it would be amazing seeing him a different role to who he usually plays (from what I’ve seen).
Tamar Kir-Bataar – Shin Min-ah or Yifei Liu
For the twins, I instantly saw Asian actors/actresses as they are Shu and have uptilted eyes. I really wanted a Korean actress to play Tamar but I struggled to find one that fit the description so here are two amazing actresses to play her, Shin is actually a model and Yifei has been cast to play Mulan in the live-adaptation so she can already play a warrior.
Tolya Yul-Bataar – Ross Butler
When I saw Ross I instantly saw him as Tolya, especially because he is 191cm tall! We all love Tolya because he is a tall, muscular warrior and I think Ross would be an amazing Tolya.
So what do you guys think? Do you like my dream cast or do you see someone else as these characters? Definitely share your dream cast down below.
See you in my next post 🙂