I like the choice for Thom, as far as looks... though going to have to lighten up the locks! I didn't think for a minute that they could exclude the character, and think that the doubts he would be included were because it would be such a difficult character to portray.
He will have to pontificate and prance like a Ringmaster, as well as be sincere and lovable companion to the EF5.
Not an easy thing to pull off!! Good luck Alexandre!! Don't let us down.
*Hey, SD here,I edited out what looks like an accidental copy-paste of your pay stub....*