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There’s been a motion in Hollywood the previous few years for the business to pay extra consideration to white actors enjoying roles outdoors of their race. The problem was dropped at the forefront lately with the information that actor James Franco could be portraying Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.
James Leguizamo, who lately starred within the smash hits Prime Gun: Maverick and Disney’s Encanto, took to Instagram to touch upon the casting.
“How is that this nonetheless happening? How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as effectively? No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus critically troublesome story to inform with out aggrandizement which might b incorrect! I don’t acquired a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!”
Franco will star because the dictator in an upcoming movie known as Alina of Cuba, which facilities across the lifetime of Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez. Different actors shared comparable sentiments, like fellow Prime Gun star Danny Ramirez, who merely shared the information and mentioned “What the f**ok.”
Actress Sol Rodriguez identified that Franco must study an accent she’s been made enjoyable of for having her complete life.
“Not me studying that James Franco must ‘construct’ an accent for Castro, when my total life I’ve been made enjoyable of for not talking English like an American and been advised numerous occasions to work arduous to do away with it…”
Actor Jeff Torres mentioned that he was being typecast as a drug seller whereas Franco performs Fidel Castro.
“I’m auditioning for one more generic Latin-American drug seller and James Franco is useless ass enjoying Fidel Castro. Latinos gettin’ finished soiled af out right here and in every single place. Rattling lol.”
This may be one in every of Franco’s first high-profile position since he was accused of sexually exploitative behaviour towards ladies in 2018. He’ll additionally star within the upcoming film Mace.
In 2021, he admitted that he had sexual relationships along with his college students from an performing college he co-owned.