Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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WOW i just joined and i'm the first to post???!!!??? Well in his "scene" in a clip i think he did a wonderfull job accents perfect and he is a good actor but i am in NO WAY racist but um i never imagened him black........ i mean it's defrent in a good way but i actully never really thought about how he looked because stephenie never really described him so................. oh well i think he's really good!!
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i'm in no way racist at all either but i agree with you, i definitely did not imagine Laurent being black. especially since SM's description of him in TW was "his skin olive-toned beneath the typical pallor"... basically implying he was probably tanned like Jacob before he was changed and is now covered in the paleness of vampire world. but i love the way Edi's accent works with Laurent's character. that part alone made me suspend my disbelief and be happy with who they chose.
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I loved his accent in the trailer- and judging from HOUSE i'm sure he'll pull off his role effectively; he's a good actor in my opinion...
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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SwitzerlandXGirl7 and katie3605- I never imagined Laurent black either so it was a shock to me at first too, even though I knew Mr. Gathegi from House and Gone Baby Gone I simply didn't picture Laurent black at the beggining. It's not racism, I'm mestiza ;) . Time, the accent and the clip finally convinced me he was perfect in the role, different but in a good way. So, we had the same reaction :D

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cidluen wrote:SwitzerlandXGirl7 and katie3605- I never imagined Laurent black either so it was a shock to me at first too
Yeahh, same here. I was just like I imagined something way different, but he seems really good, accent especially.
I imagined Laurent someone more like.. Gaspard Ulliel
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I don't think SM intended for him to be black in the books (Olive toned is deep tan) but usually in Movies they will play with a characters race/appearance if it doesn't mess with the story line, mainly to make sure everyone is "represented"...it's common in movies and TV

I think Edi's Laurent is going to kick ace...I can see it!
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Re: Edi Gathegi as Laurent

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i love edi. he;s so cool. i loved him on House.
and, i too, and in no way racist, but honestly, Laurent shouldnt be black.
he was described as having "olive-toned skin," first of all
and second, hes a vampire, so should he be pale-ish? ok, that came out bad, but seriosuly.
oh well. i suppose they did this to not seem racist or whatever.
possibly the reason eric is asian - also, did not see that one coming.
but i love edi, so i guess it doesnt matter, hell be an awesome laurent and ill be sad when he dies in new moon even though i shouldnt, haha :lol:
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SwitzerlandXGirl7 wrote:WOW i just joined and i'm the first to post???!!!??? Well in his "scene" in a clip i think he did a wonderfull job accents perfect and he is a good actor but i am in NO WAY racist but um i never imagened him black........ i mean it's defrent in a good way but i actully never really thought about how he looked because stephenie never really described him so................. oh well i think he's really good!!
lol - omg - I'm so GLAD to find out that I'm not the only one who didn't picture him black. But you're right - he is a great actor - he did a nice job in the mini-clips I've seen.

Which are probably too many. My son said last night, "Mom? Are you looking at Twilight videos again?" ;)
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awesomejen1 wrote:I don't think SM intended for him to be black in the books (Olive toned is deep tan) but usually in Movies they will play with a characters race/appearance if it doesn't mess with the story line, mainly to make sure everyone is "represented"...it's common in movies and TV

I think Edi's Laurent is going to kick ace...I can see it!
You're right! I was thinking the same thing - making sure we're all "represented." :)
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