Fleur de Lys isn’t the most fleshed out character in the Hunchback of Notre Dame but she does give Phoebus more of a characterization and with ease she could be made into more of a main character. Notre Dame de Paris did it after all.
So who would make a good Fleur de Lys? I would say Holliday Grainger would make a fine Fleur de Lys. She is very lovely and sweet looking but in such a way that she could be devious and manipulative.
Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia
She is best know for playing Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias and if this isn’t an endorsement for casting her as Fleur de Lys I don’t know what is. She is also playing Anastasia in the upcoming Cinderella movie so that adds to her capacity for the role of Fleur de Lys. Thouth I can’t help but to think she would have made a lovely Cinderella, nothing against Lily James. Though a wicked stepsister is more fun to play.
Holliday Grainger as Anastasia with Sophie McShera in Cinderellla
But aside from looks, Grainger is a fine actress and she could pull off the character very well. I would just hope that Fleur de Lys would get slightly bigger role in future movie/television adaptations.
Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia
Off Topic – I’m really looking forward to Cinderella as a fan of The Borgias, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey. Get any of those actors in a Hunchback movie and my little heart might explode.
The Disney Main Female is more of a canon than a line of characters that Disney deems as important. So are Esmeralda’s behaviors in Hunchback of Notre Dame applicable to how other so call Disney’s Princess Behaviors? Let’s compare Esmeralda against the the rules presented in the Video “How to make a guy like you” and see how she does.
( Note There are 21 Rules, they write 16 twice, Video is meant to be funny)
21. Show him you can look good no matter what you’re wearing.
Esmeralda, Quasimodo and Phoebus leaving Notre Dame
20. Use Body Language.
Check, Esmeralda is working it
Esmeralda’s Dance Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
19. Make him jealous.
Check, she kisses all main three guys @_@
Esmeralda giving Frollo a peak on the nose Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
Esmeralda getting close to Quasimodo Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
18. Be a friends to nature’s animals.
Check, at least Djali, she doesn’t interact that much with other animals
Djali, Esmeralda, and Phoebus Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
17. Act scared of him.
No, not even, she clocks him right in the face
Phoebus being hit by Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
16. Rush into it. Don’t bother getting to know each other ahead of time.
Check, a kiss on the lips is what seals it in a Disney movie
Phoebus and Esmeralda Kiss Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
15. Look deeply into his eyes.
Check, she’s guilty
Esmeralda and Phoebus Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
14. Pretend like you would want him even if he wasn’t a prince. (yeah, right.)
No, there is no royalty in the movie and she is more put off by Phoebus’s position as a Knight/ Nobel
Esmeralda and Djali reactiom to Phoebus’ name Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
13. Having a wicked step-mother never hurts.
N/A, This Lady just looks like Lady Tremaine (Cinderella) doesn’t she?
Frollo’s Female Doppelganger singing a line in God Help the Outcast Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
Lady Tremaine Disney Cinderella
12. Never do what your parents tell you to do. They only want what’s best for you.
N/A, no one really ever told her what to do and she doesn’t have parents to get in her way
Esmeralda exerting some power Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
11. Be constantly happy. Bottle up any negative emotions you have until after the wedding bells have rung.
It’s hard to say, she’s no negative-nelly but she’s not little miss sunshine either, mmmm after some thought I’m going to say yes, Check
Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre dame
10. Trust EVERYONE.
Archdeacon and Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
9. Don’t bother being intelligent. It won’t help you that much.
No, I guess I’d give her Street Smarts though.
Esmeralda, Djali, Brute and Oaf Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
8. Always be prepared, even if this mean carrying around glass shoes in your pocket.
Check, note the knife strapped to her calf
Esmeralda defying Frollo by helping Quasimodo Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame
7. Be Sweet and innocent…until you want to kiss him.