The Other Boleyn Girl

I watched a trailer for The Other Boleyn Girl. 

Two thoughts:

1 – Natalie Portman, while awesome, is not mischievous enough to play Anne Boleyn as described in the novel.

2 – The screenwriters must have read a different version of the book. Bah.

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8 thoughts on “The Other Boleyn Girl

  1. I don't know. It's certainly a tough call. The Tudors on Showtime has its faults, but Natalie Dormer plays Anne the way I would picture her. I can sympathize with the difficulty of casting one of the most infamous women in history. I do think Johansson was a nice choice for Mary from what I saw in the trailer.

  2. I think it looks like a good movie on its own. It's always hard to tell from a trailer though. I don't mind variations from a book, especially when it's a very long book that has to be cut down for length, but it looks like they completely disregarded a lot of the storyline of the book. It will be hard to get past that when watching from the perspective of someone who has read the book.

  3. I saw the trailer – Anne was sharper, smarter, harder…in the trailer she seems to be too frail; not likely to be a fighter, which she was.
    S. Johansson looks good, however.
    And one tiny, pet peeve. For her part, N. Portman's hair should have been dyed BLACK. Physical attributes aren't often important when portraying a character, but Anne Boleyn was known for her dark eyes and her black hair – as if they were part of her character.

  4. The same could have been said for Harry Potter's green eyes – which were pretty important to his character (as they were the same as his mother's). However, they changed them to blue without much thought 😦

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