Is Naomi Watts The Right Evelyn (Four’s Mother)?


Entertainment Wise reports:


Veronica Roth, the author of the hit novels which the movies are based on, describes Four’s mum in the books as having “curly black hair and olive skin. Her features are stern, so angular they almost make her unattractive, but not quite. …At that moment I realize that he [Four] and the woman have the same nose— hooked, a little too big on her face but the right size on his. They also have the same strong jaw, distinct chin, spare upper lip, stick-out ears. Only her eyes are different— instead of blue, they are so dark they look black.”


Doesn’t sound much like Naomi does it? In a Q&A with fans, Roth has described indepth how it’s “important to (to her) that Tobias look like both of his parents, because his parents are both important people, and I wanted people to be able to see the combination of both parents in his face”.

“Since Tobias’s features are described as being VERY close to his mother’s, I always envisioned his coloring as being close to his father’s…Tobias is mixed race, and while that doesn’t mean he’s as pale as Marcus, it does mean he’s closer to Marcus than Evelyn, in terms of skin color since she’s decidedly in the middle of the spectrum.”

Others meanwhile have pointed out another potential problem. Theo James is 29-years-old while Naomi is 45.

Sound off in the comments below. Do  you think that Naomi is the right choice as Evelyn? Does the way she look or her age matter or will her acting abilities eclipse that in your eyes?