Keisha Castle-Hughes has been cast as Obara, Tyene will be played by Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, and Nymeria will be depicted by Jessica Henwick. At first glance, they seem like a triad perfectly chosen for "Game Of Thrones" -- they're no-nonsense, tough, and sexy -- but Twitter reactions to the characters' looks (specifically, their racial backgrounds) became vitriolic very quickly.
Apparently the characters are "too white," and many of the series fans pictured them to be of darker complexion. According to Styleite.com, Castle-Hughes is half Maori, Sellers is part Italian, and Henwick is half Singaporean Chinese, so the issue seems to be that they’re "white-passing."
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What do you think about the casting? What about those of you who've read the books? Does this casting make sense to you? Some of the angry tweets are below.
— Capleesi (@Capleesi) March 2, 2015
tyene sand more like tyene snow ur white as fuck— daryl loves beth (@ricksgrimes) July 25, 2014
also, according to http://t.co/z9mCItZh5v, Tyene might be the daughter of Oberyn and Ellaria, which makes casting a white girl so moronic.— euripides mouse (@cheryltunts) July 26, 2014
they're so white-passing i can't believe this http://t.co/QkwUMdVuIw— space neil (@flinchers) March 3, 2015
"Game Of Thrones" Season 5 premieres on Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO Canada.