I think we can all agree Paul Dano's unusual, boyish look along with his expression of perpetual anxiousness make him a wondrous fit for the part of Schmendrick, the world-weary wizard who hasn't quite exited the hubristic stages of youth.
And now for our next poll, which will call upon readers to cast the part of Molly Grue. When we meet her, Molly is "romantically attached" to Captain Cully, and has, with regret, fallen into the role of cook for his band of outlaws.
Many fans, myself included, relate powerfully to the exchange Molly has with the unicorn in their first encounter. This is the cornerstone scene - the emotions of which our casting choice must be able to skillfully access without overstatement, but by drawing upon real pain. Molly says: "No, it can't be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?" Trapped between youth and middle age with all her regrets and a poignant sense of how the life she could have led is now long gone from her reach, in her curses against the timing of her encounter with the unicorn, Molly is the tale's clearest depiction of mortality - some would argue even the foil for the unicorn.
|Molly Grue in "The Last Unicorn," voiced by Tammy Grimes|
Taking into account the weight of the part of Molly Grue, it's now up to you, readers, to cast her! Should it be...
Helena Bonham Carter
You'll have until 10:00pm Friday, Aug. 26th to take part in the poll!