Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby Hearts in red ink. » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:54 am

I agree with what everyone else said, never pictured him to be Black.
Vampire paleness makes it weird though, but the other actors arent as pale as I'd imaged them to be so that works. :lol:

I think they did a great job casting him though, I love watching him in the trailers.
It makes me sad that he's going to die. He seems so like-able in this movie, :lol:
I love the accent.
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby soozabooza54 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:01 pm

I think it's great that he seems so nice... because you have to believe that he would see vampires tracking down Bella to be wrong for him to help the Cullen's out and then go to the Alaska vamps...and then come back and decide being nice isn't worth it. Hahaha.

He's going ot have an awesome death scene. :)
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby AliceLove » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:24 am

I agree with the whole olive/black thing. No racism intended at all, but of course, the movies have to be politically correct... :D
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby soozabooza54 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:46 am

I never thought of him as black, but I love Edi and he plays it perfect, so there's no problem there for me! :)
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby skylarblue » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:50 am

AliceLove wrote:I agree with the whole olive/black thing. No racism intended at all, but of course, the movies have to be politically correct... :D


I wondering about the whole politically correct thing. Even if Edi wasn't in the movie at all, that doesn't mean it doesn't appeal to different races (just my opinion).

So by your use of politically correct, do you mean to have actors of every race in the film? If so that's just not possible.

I feel that Cathrine, thought that Edi was good enough to portray Laurent and she cast him no matter his skin color.

Even though there is a black guy in the film, I don't think that it will bring more blacks to see the film. Just like there is the Native American population represented in the books doesn't mean they will flock to see the film either.

I think that Edi was picked because he was the best one to suite the role, no matter what his skin color is compared to how SM described him in the books.
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby (E.C.Is.Mine) » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:27 pm

Yeah, as many people have said, I definitely did not imagine Laurent to be black (no racism intended!).
But i imagined him with pale skin (of course), black hair, red eyes, and for some reaosn i always pictured him wearing a white long sleeve shirt with a black vest overtop. Don't know why.
But yeah, with his accent, and from what I've seen from the trailers and teasers, I think he'll do a good job.
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby italiangirl1577 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:38 pm

So I'm clearly not the only one who did not picture Laurent black, (no racism intended!) but he did a really good job with Laurent, in my opinnion. He had a really cool accent, too! :D
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby soozabooza54 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:34 pm

He makes me really excited to see the second meadow scene... I know it's gonna be awesome to watch him and Bella... and then him and the wolfies! :)
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby bite_me » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:51 pm

Not how i pictured him (why do i picture every character in every book that isnt described in detail as tall lanky and blonde?) but he was AWESOME!!
love him love him love him. and the accent.
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

Postby JodeenSings » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:51 am

I loved Edi portrayal of Laurent! And that interview when he improvs the line about baseball:
Peter/Carlise: So do you play baseball?
Edi/Laurent: Does a baby eat candy?
Peter/Carlise: What?
Edi/Laurent: I mean, does a baby taste like candy?
Peter/Carlise: <shakes head, walks away>
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