Poll: We’re Dream Casting the Intimidating Torval. Hop in the Limo.
Protecting Eric is a tough job.
UPDATE! Poll is closed and results are in. In a close race, your choice for Torval is….
Come on in! Lot’s of room in the limo. Grab a bottle of water or something stronger, if you’re so inclined, and ponder the enigma that is Torval. He doesn’t say much, he’s intense and focused. Eric doesn’t seem to like him.
“He found that Torval’s burly presence was a provocation. He was knotted and sloped. He had the body of a heavy lifter, appearing to stand and squat simultaneously. His bearing was one of blunt persuasion, with the earnest alertness that thickset men bring to a task. These were hostile incitements. They engaged Eric’s sense of his own physical authority, his standards of force and brawn.” Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis
More from Eric about Torval. So much animosity… probably because Torval doesn’t chart. 😉
“He looked for steady temperament in his security staff. Torval did not match the pattern. Times he was ironic and other times faintly disdainful of standard procedures. Then there was his head. There was something in the jut of his shaved head and the aberrant set of his eyes that carried an inference of abiding anger. His job was to be selective in his terms of confrontation, not hate a faceless world.” Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis
We asked for your choices on Twitter and you sent in a fantastic variety. It’s interesting that some of these choices stray from the physical description in the book but it makes sense; our “scorched blonde”, Didi Fancher, is to be played by the beautifully brunette Juliette Binoche. I suppose they could be colouring her hair… we shall see.
Once again, dream casting is just for fun. We know David Cronenberg is going to amaze us with his choice. Our picks, the poll and results from the Jane Melman vote after the JUMP!
Is your pick here? Feel free to write in your noms and discuss the character, Torval, and his relationship with Eric in the comments.
There you go. Look, meditate, vote. If you hear “Nancy Babich” RUN!! The voting for Jane was very close! Check out results HERE.