Letâ€™s just say we live in a Fantasy world where theyâ€™re making a movie version of Notre Dame de Paris and itâ€™s a better English translation of the musical. Who could we get to play Pierre Gringoire? One possibility I could see is Terrance Zdunich.
Zdunich isnâ€™t a widely known actor but he was in a weird horror musical called Repo! The Genetic Opera which came out in 2008. I knew about it at the time since in 2008 I was a huge Sarah Brightman fan but I couldnâ€™t bring myself to see because Paris Hilton was in the movie. Fast-Forward to 2016, I finally watched it because I was working on a list of seven horror musicals. It was really one those movies that I found to confusing to hate but is probably not a great movieÂ I also was wrong aboutÂ Paris Hilton, sheÂ was perfectly cast as a spoiled rich girl who addicted to surgery, needs drugs and isnâ€™t a great performer, itâ€™s a meta role. However what struck me was Zdunich as the Graverobber.
I mean just look at him in this movie and tell you canâ€™t see him as Gringoire?Â There something about the styling of The Graverobber that is very reminiscent of Notre Dame de Paris. Zdunichâ€™s mannerism are on par with a lot of Gringoireâ€™s actors.Â Â Even theÂ Zydrate Anatomy number is very similar in feeling to Val dâ€™Amour.
But if you need more convincing just watch the Zydrate Anatomy part, which also features Paris Hilton.
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