Discussion in 'Dynasty 2017' started by Ked, May 15, 2018.
My #1 choice is still Vanessa L. Williams. What about the rest of you?
Vanessa Williams is so played out IMO. She’s the go to black woman for these devious soapy roles. I would want something fresh like when they found Nicolette Sheridan for Alexis. Someone who can put their own stamp on the role.
I’d cast Victoria Rowell from The Young and the Restless and Diagnosis Murder. I feel she’d give a very nuanced portrayal to Dominique and not do what’s typically expected.
...No. I'm sorry, but no.
I think my favorite for the role of Dominique is still Khandi Alexander. Her and Nicolette in a scene together would be magic.
Victoria doesn’t wear grey hair for roles and wearing your natural hair in public means nothing in terms of her acting...
Gina Torres would be fantastic but she would be too expensive and has her own show she’s headlining.
Victoria Rowell has developed (some would say "earned") a reputation for being difficult on and off set. I'm not sure the show-runners would be willing to take on someone who might behave like a loose cannon if she isn't happy. When a show is flying high like the middle years of original Dynasty, a bit of on-set friction only helps the publicity machine. But a show struggling to earn every ratings point and justify its very existence on TV would not likely borrow trouble by bringing in people who might create distractions. Most show-runners don't have the patience for diva-like behavior that they had in the past.
And speaking of struggles....I'm willing to bet they will hire actors with very limited resumes (read: CHEAP) for roles moving forward, since the CW almost certainly cut the budget in order to renew it. So I personally would not suggest anybody with high visibility for key roles any more.
They should update Dominique´s introduction scene in La Garbage with something like this:
You can argue the same about Nicolette in terms of being difficult, it’s just a matter of if you believe her claims because Y&R is the only place to report that about her and that’s where it happened.
Your point about the budget is important as well. Whoever they do end up casting will likely be someone we hadn’t thought of for that reason.
They could always pull Vivica A. Fox from "Empire".
I was thinking about her earlier!
Mark Pedowitz (CW's HBIC) and Nicollette go back to her Desperate Housewives days and he even testified (somewhat) in her favour from what I recall. He's basically the reason she got the part.
Not true. @Alexis is responsible for casting Nicolette Sheridan (I'm not complaining).
Lmao honestly in this new Me Too era I have a lot of respect for Nicolette Sheridan and people like Victoria Rowell. None of the women denied Sheridan’s claims but still didn’t support her. Same with Victoria Rowell. Her castmate admitting to spitting on her in a scene without telling her in advance, was disciplined for it, yet Rowell was the one who got blacklisted. I give these actresses a lot of credit for speaking out at a time when it wasn’t considered the smart thing to do. Of course I’m digressing a bit, but I still say Rowell fits the role and budget that they have.
Well, my first pick for Dominique is still Vanessa L. Williams. Although I can't believe it didn't occur to me till recently, that if she was cast, it would be an "Ugly Betty" reunion between her and Alan Dale... which actually would be a pretty interesting casting gag, seeing as how one of the alternate storylines for Dominique would have her be Joseph's wife. And Vanessa's Wilhelmina Slater tried to wed Dale's character... among other things. ^^
I vote for Vivica A. Fox. Vanessa L. Williams played that kind of role several times before.
Jasmine Guy. She already has a relationship with the CW following her guest stints in The Vampire Diaries and she's flexed her soap bitch muscles before in her all too brief stint on Melrose Place.
How about Aisha Tyler?
Why do they always have to be super-slim, model-like women?
What about someone like Mo´nique (really)?
Because Diahann Carroll was a super slim, model-like woman? Then again, none of the women listed above were "super" slim. And some of them aren't even model-like.
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