The sky’s the limit for white actors in Hollywood: They can play anyone, including people of another race.
The latest example of onscreen whitewashing comes courtesy of CBS, which just cast two white actors in roles intended for people of color.
That’s according to the Wrap, which got its hands on a draft script for the network’s upcoming Mission Control pilot. According to the Wrap, white actress Poppy Montgomery will play Julie Towne, a bilingual woman with a white father and Latina mother. White actor David Giuntoli will play Malik Stevenson, a character “explicitly described” as black in the original script written by Andy Weir. Read more.(3/26/2017 2:22 PM)