i tagged actors as well just because i can

anonymous asked:

I LOVE Samuel Jackson but what he said about Daniel Kaluuya was so so offensive and dumb and us centric that I am a bit angry at him? So apparently he said that Kaluuya can't play an american because he doesn't have the same experience irl because he is British? What do you think?

… siiigh tldr

  • can I just quote john boyega on that
  • well last week I saw that speech riz a*hmed made where he said that brit nonwhite actors have to go get hired in the US because there are not many roles for british black/nonwhite actors in the UK that aren’t stereotypical/blind casting so I mean at this point there’s also the problem of why british nonwhite actors go to the US to find good roles
  • selma was… like…. basically historical re-enactment it’s not like if oyelowo wasn’t playing king and someone american did then he’d have *said different things in the movie* the script was that one idg what he was aiming at

anyway I looked at that article above and the director went like

“Once I’d wrapped my head around how universal these themes were, it became easy for me to pick Daniel, because at the end of the day, he was the best person for the role. He did the audition and it was a slam dunk.”

so maybe he really did the best audition. LET THE GUY FUCKING HAVE IT UGH nvm that I went to read his reply and

“I really respect African-American people. I just want to tell black stories. This is the frustrating thing, bro — in order to prove that I can play this role, I have to open up about the trauma that I’ve experienced as a black person. I have to show off my struggle so that people accept that I’m black. No matter that every single room I go to I’m usually the darkest person there. You know what I’m saying? I kind of resent that mentality. I’m just an individual. Just because you’re black, you taken and used to represent something. It mirrors what happens in the film. I resent that I have to prove that I’m black. I don’t know what that is. I’m still processing it.”

I have nothing to add other than please why the fuck is this even existing

looking for Cool Blogs

okay i need some more blogs to follow

i’ve just unfollowed a bunch of people because my dash wasn’t interesting to me anymore but now i’m down to not following many people

if you post a lot about any of these things and you keep your blog active please can you like and/or reblog this post so i can have a look at your blog thank you :))))

  • musical theatre, especially les mis, rent, fun home, next to normal, wicked
  • theatre actors/actresses, especially aaron tveit, samantha barks, the entire fun home cast
  • game of thrones
  • orange is the new black
  • orphan black
  • pictures of cats