Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The poorly named Taylor Kitsch* might get away with playing a young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars re-whatever.
But he'd need to pass my casting-couch test, first.
I like his looks, and his physical acting. He seems not to use facial expressions or his eyes much, however. He's not yet in complete control of his body language when he acts, and his vocal control is not yet very good. He has a habit of relying far too heavily on his native, modern accent (as most modern young actors do).
I've not seen him in enough films or TV so say whether he's a bad actor already at the extreme end of his range, or whether he's a good actor just starting out.
* - kitsch. noun. 1. art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way. kitsch, kitschy. adj. 1. considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.