Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zoë Saldaña Questions Why White Actors Have Played Characters Of Color For Decades

Bravo!!! Inspired by Michael [B. Jordan]'s essay. Thank you for speaking up. If we question why Michael has been cast to play the Human Torch in Fantastic Four, then we must also question why Elizabeth Taylor played Cleopatra, why Angelina Jolie played Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart, why Laurence Olivier played Othello, Burt Lancaster in Apache, and the list goes on... and on... and on... Let's not throw rocks when we all live in glass houses. –Zoë Saldaña

Check out Carolina Moreno's blog in The Huffington Post where she highlights Zoë Saldaña's recent online post congratulating Michael B. Jordan and his essay in Entertainment Weekly about being the first African American actor to play the comic book character The Human Torch (originally written as a blond, blue-eyed Caucasian) in the upcoming film Fantastic Four by clicking here.

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