… her perfect, doll-like features …

“With her perfect, doll-like features and soulful eyes, Mulligan could portray the calm, yet confused Rachel with aplomb, infusing her with both softness and intelligence, making her a very tempting prospect for Deckard.”

Cast/Recast: Blade Runner



Sean Young as Rachael on the left. Carey Mulligan on the right.

More of Carey Mulligan. I am not sure she would be quite right for Rachael. Still, a pretty girl …







4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on September 25, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Fine for you but, for me, she does not have round ears on top of her head.


  2. Posted by Glengarry on October 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Mmmmm … not really. I’m trying to picture her in the Rachel scenes, and I don’t see a film noir beauty. (The one replacement I think of is a young Rachel Ward, actually.) Or at least that part would seem a rather pale shadow of the original, probably with Shia LeBouef as Deckard.

    Also, a remake today would of course mean Rachel is a strong, independent replicant with insane gun and kung-fu skills. She surprisingly turns up on the rooftop at the end to beat down Roy Batty and save Deckard; quite satisfying, yes? Spare me.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 8, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Yes. I agree with that. There are women who could play Rachael in the remake. I have written about one here previously who looks the part and even did a photoshoot of herself as Rachael.

      I think she should look like her description in the book, which Sean Young did. A slender brunette.

      As I have also written before, Rachael was a surprisingly antifeminist character even for the time and certainly for the director, Ridley Scott.


  3. Posted by Glengarry on October 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Also, the suggested casting is far, far too white for a modern movie. So Deckard should be black, and Roy Batty should be an in your face leather man. There, saved the entire production. You’re welcome.


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