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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #225 on: January 30, 2018, 05:00:30 AM »
To my eyes, Ilze Liepa looks a pretty good likeness for Ella, but she will need to leave off all the make-up to do the part properly.

She has brown eyes, however, and I have a suspicion that Ella's were blue.

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Ella's eyes are said to have been greyish blue with a spot of brown in one of her eyes. :)

I've seen several photographs of Ilze Liepa and her eyes are definitely not brown. It can be difficult to tell with the abundance of photographs, but I suspect her eyes are also greyish blue - same as Ella's.

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #226 on: January 30, 2018, 11:25:39 AM »
Perhaps it's the angle of the photograph, but Ms Liepa's eyes look more brown than blue there.

Ah well. some years ago an actor whose name I forget played Charles I, and made an excellent likeness, except that he was 6ft 2, whereas  Charles was about 5ft with bandy legs from rickets!

Now, can Ms Liepa act?

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #227 on: January 30, 2018, 05:11:04 PM »
I'd never heard of Ilze Liepa until now.
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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #228 on: January 31, 2018, 02:29:30 AM »
What parts has she played previously?

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« Reply #230 on: January 31, 2018, 11:21:47 AM »
Interesting, as she does not actually seem to have done much acting - last significant part in 2000.

Is she better known as a dancer?

I wonder who will play Serge - bound to be a very difficult role.

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #231 on: January 31, 2018, 02:33:21 PM »
To my eyes, Ilze Liepa looks a pretty good likeness for Ella, but she will need to leave off all the make-up to do the part properly.
She has brown eyes, however, and I have a suspicion that Ella's were blue.

She has blue eyes as Ella's. Take a look:



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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #232 on: January 31, 2018, 04:17:30 PM »
Interesting, as she does not actually seem to have done much acting - last significant part in 2000.

Is she better known as a dancer?

I wonder who will play Serge - bound to be a very difficult role.

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Yes, I think she is better known as a ballet dancer.

Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #233 on: February 01, 2018, 12:19:15 PM »
Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?

As I read, the story will start in 1883 and end in 1918 with her death.
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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #234 on: February 01, 2018, 03:25:11 PM »
Given that Ilze Liepa is 54 years old, could it be that the film will only be presenting the last period of Ella's life, a bit like Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya Semya?

As I read, the story will start in 1883 and end in 1918 with her death.

Whoops! Yes, you did write that - sorry! :D

This is very exciting! I hope the movie will be a great success.

I look forward to any trailers in the meantime. ;)

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #235 on: February 17, 2018, 01:26:29 PM »
Whoops! Yes, you did write that - sorry! :D

This is very exciting! I hope the movie will be a great success.

I look forward to any trailers in the meantime. ;)

Oh, that's all right! :)

If I find more about the movie I will post here!
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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #236 on: February 17, 2018, 03:16:24 PM »
I found some news!
The director told about two actors of the movie:

The first is Andrey Merzlikin:



And the second Alexander Mikhailov:




There's an interview here, but it's in russian: XX
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« Reply #237 on: February 17, 2018, 05:21:58 PM »
Ah! Its especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

Thanks for the updates! :)

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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #238 on: February 18, 2018, 05:17:52 AM »
Ah! Its especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

You get a good translation with Google Translate:

О чем-то мы спорили. Например, как преподнести тему ее отношения к Распутину. Там была нравственная дилемма. С одной стороны, она простила убийц мужа, но при этом считала, что убийство Распутина оправданно. И из-за этого у нее произошла ссора с сестрой, императрицей Александрой Федоровной.
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We argued about something. For example, how to present the topic of her relationship to Rasputin. There was a moral dilemma. On the one hand, she forgave her husband's murderers, but at the same time she believed that Rasputin's murder was justified. And because of this, she had a quarrel with her sister, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

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- Вы не житие снимаете

Алексей Барыкин: Да, совершенно верно. Мы делаем историю живого человека. И естественно, что он в чем-то несовершенен. И так ее добродетели настолько очевидны. Хотя не исключено, что тему Распутина я не буду поднимать.
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You are not filming a vita / hagiography.....

Alexei Barykin: Yes, that's right. We make a story of a living person. And it is natural that she is in something imperfect. And so her virtues are so obvious. Although it is possible that I will not raise the topic of Rasputin.

- Когда изучали материалы, что вас поразило?

Алексей Барыкин: Было несколько открытий. Само по себе интересно царское окружение, семья великих князей. И впервые я серьезно столкнулся с дискуссией о муже Елизаветы Федоровны, Сергее Александровиче.

С одной стороны, это человек, которого много лет историки представляли исчадием ада. И тут вдруг противоположная точка зрения, что это был святейший человек, который строил храмы и причащался трижды в неделю. И тоже много фактов приводят, это подтверждающих. Он основал Палестинское общество. Столько храмов им было построено на Святой земле!
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- When you studied the materials, what amazed you?

Alexei Barykin: There were several discoveries. In itself, the royal environment, the family of the grand dukes, is interesting. And for the first time I was seriously confronted with a discussion about the husband of Elizabeth Feodorovna, Sergey Alexandrovich.

On the one hand, this is a person who for many years historians have been represented as the descent of hell. And then suddenly the opposite view that it was the most holy man who built the temples and communed three times a week. And too many facts lead, it confirming. He founded the Palestinian Society. So many churches they were built in the Holy Land!


Nothing wrong with a movie with a strong religious focus, but it sounds like it's gonna be very tame and un-controversial, being filmed in tight co-operation with the church hierarchy and avoiding all problematic issues.
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Re: Whom would you cast for an "Ella" movie
« Reply #239 on: February 18, 2018, 11:18:07 AM »
Ah! Its especially at times like this I wish I knew Russian! Did the director reveal who they will be portraying?

Thanks for the updates! :)

He didn't say who exactly these actors will be portraying, only that Merzlikin will represent the new Soviet, atheistic Russia, while Mikhailov - the old Tsarist Orthodox Russia.

This leads me to think that Mikhailov might be portraying GD Sergei, though I'm not sure.