There’s been a motion in Hollywood the previous few years for the trade to pay extra consideration to white actors enjoying roles exterior of their race. The subject was dropped at the forefront just lately with the news that actor James Franco can be portraying Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.
James Leguizamo, who just lately starred within the smash hits Top Gun: Maverick and Disney’s Encanto, took to Instagram to touch upon the casting.
“How is this still going on? How is Hollywood excluding us but stealing our narratives as well? No more appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up! Plus seriously difficult story to tell without aggrandizement which would b wrong! I don’t got a prob with Franco but he ain’t Latino!”
Franco will star because the dictator in an upcoming movie referred to as Alina of Cuba, which facilities across the lifetime of Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez. Other actors shared comparable sentiments, like fellow Top Gun star Danny Ramirez, who merely shared the news and stated “What the f**k.”
Actress Sol Rodriguez identified that Franco must be taught an accent she’s been made enjoyable of for having her entire life.
“Not me reading that James Franco will have to ‘build’ an accent for Castro, when my entire life I’ve been made fun of for not speaking English like an American and been told countless times to work hard to get rid of it…”
Actor Jeff Torres stated that he was being typecast as a drug supplier whereas Franco performs Fidel Castro.
“I’m auditioning for another generic Latin-American drug dealer and James Franco is dead ass playing Fidel Castro. Latinos gettin’ done dirty af out here and everywhere. Damn lol.”
This can be one in all Franco’s first high-profile function since he was accused of sexually exploitative behaviour towards girls in 2018. He’ll additionally star within the upcoming film Mace.
In 2021, he admitted that he had sexual relationships together with his college students from an appearing faculty he co-owned.