Dark Tower: Tirana Casting

abbey-lee-kershaw9I heard about the big Dark Tower casting news and immediately asked the question: who the hell is Tirana? I cannot remember her being an important character, but it seems like they going to change things around a bit. My guess is that Tirana will be a Can-Toi and possibly replace Sylvia Pittston during the Tull flashback (I realize that Sylvia was not a Can-Toi, but do you have a better explanation for Tirana?). I know, it does not make a whole lot of sense, but that is the only thing I can think of at the moment.

Okay, I have another idea as well. Maybe Tirana is the succubus that Roland has sex with after she gives him a prophesy. That is pretty much the only person I can think of that Jake and Roland encounter. I guess that makes a bit more sense than her replacing Sylvia.

Anyways, Abbey Lee is a pretty good choice, she definitely has an eerily beautiful look about her. I thought she was pretty good in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Also, I am listening to the books at the moment and I forgot how much race is a major factor in The Drawing of the Three. Detta Walker’s insults will not make that much sense if Roland is played by Idris Elba. Unless they plan on scrapping that entire aspect of her story. Seriously, if they drop all of that, then we will lose the best line in the book, where Roland tells Eddie that Detta thinks they are some kind of “honky mahfahs.”

I guess they could switch the honky mahfah lines at Eddie and maybe she calls Roland an Uncle Tom, which he will not understand.

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