Aegon IV Targaryen Royal Mistresses :
- Falena Stokeworth, Cassella Vaith, Merry Meg
- Bellegere Otherys, Barba Bracken, Melissa Blackwood
- Betany Bracken, Jeyne Lothstone, Serenei of Lys.
The royal mistresses were an important challenge for me, because I needed to keep them all beautiful but without stripping them of their distinct features and characteristics. I wanted them to have their own individual charm rather than a bland generic-fantasy-elf-girl look.
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Kudo pour le "generic fantasy elf girl look", c'est d'autant plus vrai que l'artiste de WoIaF a aussi illustré l'univers du Seigneur des Anneaux... et qu'il n'y avait pas grande différence entre ses elfes et ses humains de Asoif ! J'aime beaucoup son style, cela dit, même si je ne pardonne pas les yeux bleus de Tywin (alors que s'il y a bien un trait constamment rappelé dans les bouquins, c'est leur couleur... verte !).
And yeah my goal was basically to think "what if they were cast in the show" ? Because the series does a great job at having very different looking actors, and for example both Marge and Cersei are beautiful, but one in a sneaky-charming way and the other in a greek-statue way. And all of them looks like they could come straight from a medieval time, with their (relatively low but still) imperfections and characteristics. So i had a couple of references of more or less known actresses (Cher for Falena, pornstar Mary Carey for Meg, Natalie Portman for Bethany etc) to keep on a realistic-yet-fantasy style.
Also I thought a lot about Aegon, like, the guy can basically get any girl he wants, but what kind of girl would he fall for ? Falena likely manipulated him, but in turn he manipulated Cassella, so both girls had to look diametrically opposed personality wise (one strong and one weaker), Meg is a peasant but a very eye-catching, sultry one, etc etc..They all needed to have something memorable, that would maked them distinct from the mass of women he could have. So yeah, unlikely that they were clone from each other :'D