Romeo and Juliet Casting

coming out in the summer of 2016

Romeo

The role of Romeo will be played by Paul Wesley. Hollywood choose this character because of the amazing job he does playing the role in the hit TV show Vampire Diaries. Romeo is a caring person in the story Paul seems to be a genuinely nice, funny guy. Romeo in Romeo and Juliet cares so much about his lover Juliet. In the Vampire Diaries Paul plays Stefan who is desperately in love with Elena. Stefan has sacrificed his own life for Elena throughout the story many times, just like Romeo is willing to sacrifice his own life than live a life without Juliet.
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Juliet

The role of Juliet will be played by Nina Dobrev. Nina plays Elena off the hit show Vampire Diaries. We choose Nina not only because she is well qualified for the role, but because of the sparks her and Paul have on Vampire Diaries. Elena just like Juliet is young and had a great life until she fell in love giving her life an extreme twist. Also just like Juliet Elena has two men fighting over her but she only has feelings for one.
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The Nurse

The role of the nurse will be played by Melissa McCarthy. Melissa is well suited for this role for many reasons. In Romeo and Juliet the nurse is a character that cares a lot about Juliet, and also has a great sense of humor. In the hit show Gilmore Girls Melissa plays Sookie, Sookie is great friends with the mother of a young girl named Rory. Sookie is a huge role model in Rory's life just like the nurse is to Juliet. Also in Melissa's other acting careers she plays in many comedies like Identity theif giving her a great background with humor.
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Lady Capulet

The role of Lady Capulet will be played by Kelly Bishop. Kelly was chosen for this role for many reasons. Kelly plays the mother of Lorelei off the show Gilmore Girls. Kelly s role in Gilmore girls is that of a extremely strict mother, she wants the best for her daughter but tries to get into involved her personal life by making decisions for her daughters. Lady Capulet is the same way towards Juliet, she wants the best for her but makes decisions for Juliet that Juliet wants to make on her own.
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Paris

Ian Somerhalder will play the role of Paris. Ian is extremely suited for this role. Ian plays a character named Damon off the Tv series Vampire Diaries. Damon is crazy in love with Elena. Just like Paris off Romeo and Juliet the girl he loves is in love with another man. Damon is constantly getting into fights with the man that Elena loves just like Paris gets into the fight with Romeo in the final scene on the play. Ian also works with Paul, and Nina so on screen the characters will click well.
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Friar Lawerence

The role of Friar Lawerence will be played by Edward Herrmann. Edward is an experienced actor that will do an excellent job of playing the role of Friar Lawrence. Edward plays the father of teen mom Lorallie on the hit tv show Gilmore Girls. Just like Friar Lawerence in Edwards role on Gilmore Girls it is obvious how dedicated he is to his job but he is willing to give up his job for anything his family wants or needs just like Friar Lawerence was willing to disobey the orders of his job for Romeo and Juliet.
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Lord Capulet

The role of lord Capulet will be played by Steve Martin. Steve was chosen for this role for many reasons. Steve is a great actor that has great background, perfect for this role. Steve also plays the role of a caring father in the film Father of the Bride that would get upset easily, just like the father of Juliet.
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Mercutio

Mathew Broderick will play the role of Mercutio. Mathew plays Ferris Bueller in the hit film Ferris Bueller's day off. Ferris is the best friend that gets his friend to cheer up and gets his friend to do things that he would never do on his own. Mercutio is that friend in Romeo and Juliet, he tries to cheer up Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, he even talks Romeo in going to the Capulets party, something he would never do on his own.
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Balthasar

The role of Balthasar will be played by Steven R. Mqueen. Mqueen is well suited for this role. Mqueen plays the role of Jeremy on the hit TV series Vampire Diaries. Jeremy is an extremely loyal brother to his love crazy sister Elena. He is always there for her and extremely loyal to her and never leaves her side. Balthasar is also very loyal to Romeo, he never left his side throughout the entire play.
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Lord Montague

Liam Neeson will play the role of Montague. Liam plays the role of loyal father in hit film Taken. Liams role is extremely dedicated to his daughter by protecting her from his enemies making him well suited for the role of Romeos father who will protect his son from the Montagues.
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