Awhile ago I did an Anti-Hypothetical Casting Post for Kim Kardashian and while she best worst choice (as far as people involved in Keeping up with the Kardashian go), Kylie and Kendall seem more topical and in the right age range to play Esmeralda.
I guess Kendall makes more sense than Kylie but honestly these two run together for me, I’m not sure which one is which. I thought of Kylie first since I tend to watch make-up/nail polish content of youtube but Kendall seems to have more a filmography and she did that social justice Pepsi commercial. So let’s just consider Kendall Jenner for this post.
I can’t pretend that I know Kendall Jenner’s acting prowess but I’m going to assume it’s low to bad. But she is a model who was on a reality show, has been in a bad music video singing about her vagina and a not self-aware soda commercial so she seems like she’ll do whatever for notoriety.
Since she “sang” in that horrible music video and since she has that Social Justice Pepsi ad maybe she could play Esmeralda in a musical version. Maybe a Disney live action version. I mean Disney likes popular people in their movies. And for some reason she is popular, I still don’t get it and I never will. Also Disney really doesn’t live Hunchback version much but wants to curtail to fans so maybe casting a reality show star turned model turned some form of celebrity is a good bet for them? You know, for money.
She does have a good look for Esmeralda. So that is one thing working for her.
But would Kendall Jenner even want to play Esmeralda? I honestly don’t know enough about her to say but maybe. Though the Pepsi commercial did cause some pushback maybe she would want to double-down on it and want to play a beautiful, desirable, social justice warrior of a repressed people. Or at least just a character who is beautiful and desirable and in some versions and known as a social justice warrior, like Disney’s version. Activist by association!
This casting idea scares me. It’s just bad. I wouldn’t want it in a so bad it’s good way. Kendall Jenner would be a bad choice. I hate it!Follow thehunchblog
IMO she is very pretty, but that’s it. A pretty face for ads. She would suck as an actress. As Esmeralda she is a very big NO!!! She won’t embody the innocence of book Esmeralda nor the justice type Esmeralda, she is bland for acting.
A while ago I saw this article and was horrified: http://www.puretrend.com/media/kendall-jenner-une-esmeralda-des-temps_m1299880
Just no, no Kendall or Kylie for Esmeralda.
I’m horrified by that article too. That is just scary.