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Princess Zelda

Note: For Zelda, I tried to pick actresses who were under 25 so the age worked against most of the Link actors. They needed to have a nice balance of sweet and approachable, but also beautiful and bad ass.

Maia Mitchell

Maia Mitchell

Mitchell, 21, is best known for her role as a confused, rebellious teen on the ABC Family show, The Fosters. Zelda is kind of that. She’s got all the power in the world, but hides it until it’s needed. Mitchell does that in a different way as a foster child in the middle of a custody battle on that show. She’s also got crazy range, a girl-next-door look and a fan base both from the show and some Disney work.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner/Maisie Williams

By the time Zelda gets made, both Turner and Williams are sure to be light years ahead of doing a Netflix show. But it’s now 2015 and either could crush this role, as we’ve seen for years on the hit HBO show. They’re also very comfortable with weapons and with weird, creepy dudes – a must for the role of Zelda. Turner is 18, Williams is 17.

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Sofia Black D’Elia

Sofia Black D’Elia is blowing up. The 23-year-old currently stars in Project Almanac, just got cast in Ben-Hur, and will be looking for something big after that. She’s the kind of girl you’d risk your life to save if she got taken by an evil maniac.

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Zendaya

Zendaya is a Disney actress and singer with a massive fan base. She’s confident, she’s fast-talking, and she’s got a very royal feel about her. When she’s acting, you can’t help but step back and take notice. That kind of presence in an 18 year old is a nice plus in a character like Zelda.

Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko is spunky, multi-talented and ready to break out. She’s done the Disney and Nickelodeon thing. She’s doing the network thing and later this year, she’ll do the movie thing as one of Jem’s holograms. At 23, she’s got the charisma to go along with a kind of bad-ass intimation that’s rare in someone her age.

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