anonymous asked:

I love you but I'm disappointed how you seem to ignore Kathleen Kennedy's problem with race/casting, how she constantly overlooks women of color in order to cast white brunette women.

I absolutely wish they would break the mould of white British brunettes more, though I don’t want to slam KK as a racist because of that pattern. Kelly Marie Tran and Thandie Newton have been cast in key roles in The Last Jedi and the Han Solo movie respectively, so we are seeing things start to change.  

Cate Blanchett to Star on London Stage in 'All About Eve'

Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.

Cate Blanchett will return to the London stage to take on the juicy role of Margo Channing in a new theatrical adaptation of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 film All About Eve. Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions will bring the classic backstage drama to the West End in spring 2018.

One of the signature screen roles of Bette Davis, Margo is a celebrated star of the New York stage who allows fawning acolyte Eve Harrington, played by Anne Baxter in the movie, to get close to her, only to regret it later when Eve proves a supreme opportunist. The film was nominated for 14 Oscars and won six, including best picture.

White-hot Belgian experimental director Ivo van Hove will stage the production, for which exact dates and additional casting are to be announced.

Something of a specialist at retooling movies for the stage, van Hove has mounted productions based on the work of Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes and Luchino Visconti, including a theatrical adaptation of Obsession headlined by Jude Law, which is currently running in London.

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Van Hove won a Tony Award in 2016 for his reimagining of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, which starred Mark Strong. He followed on Broadway with another acclaimed Miller revival, The Crucible, with a starry cast that included Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Ciaran Hinds and Bill Camp. More recently, he directed Ruth Wilson in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler at London’s National Theatre.

A best supporting actress Oscar winner in 2005 for The Aviator and a best actress winner in 2014 for Blue Jasmine, Blanchett made her Broadway debut this season in The Present, starring opposite Richard Roxburgh.

Her earlier New York stage appearances included A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler, Uncle Vanya and The Maids, in productions that originated at Sydney Theatre Company, where she was co-artistic director from 2008-2013 with her husband Andrew Upton. Blanchett last appeared on the London stage in an acclaimed 1999 revival of David Hare’s Plenty.

All About Eve was previously adapted for the stage as a musical, Applause, which bowed on Broadway in 1970 with Lauren Bacall as Margo.

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anonymous asked:

why don't you like kathleen kennedy? shes the only female and she seems nice

it’s april 2017 and there are still people who dont know kk is a white demon

  • kk is an icon of white feminism.
  • when she doesn’t get involved directly, female characters’ looks get incredibly diverse (animated series or novels etc. although, we can’t say they treat women of color well.)
  • new female actresses who play lead roles, d ridley, f jones, and e clarke are all white brunette (just like her). this is my personal opinion but for me, f jones was the weakest part in rogue one because of her emontionless and soulless performance, but kk was the one who insisted on casting her and she’s very proud of it. we haven’t seen clarke’s performance in the upcoming han solo film yet but she’s already very famous for horrible eyebrow acting (even her fans admit it). tessa thompson and zoe kravitz, who also auditioned for clarke’s role, is obviously better than her.
  • (also, i think the rogue one novel was a bit better but the movie was… it focuses on the white woman, who didn’t care about the rebellion but only herself then becomes a hero. it’s not feminism when men of color are used to spotlight a white woman, especially when one of them has sacrificed everything for the rebellion from when he was a very young kid. when i heard jyn’s character was originally more like cassian i couldn’t stop groaning because THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER.)
  • ‘for some reason’ she keeps thinking white brunette women are the most ideal people to get the roles. even if she’s doing it unconsciously, it doesn’t change the fact that’s racism. she’s a racist.
  • and when you are a racist you can’t be a feminist because feminism means you support all the women.
  • she seems very passionate when she talks about rey and jyn but when it’s about other actors who are men of color she suddenly becomes silent?? and she talks about this “girl power” a lot but when it’s about races, ethnicities and diversity she doesn’t say anything? it’s always the directors who sat next to her who speak about it, or actors of color themselves. her “girl power” only involves white women and yet she said star wars represented the world. 
  • she was a producer of complete disaster : avatar the last airbender movie, where almost everyone got whitewashed, which means she learned nothing from her past.
  • @kyber-sphere replied:  Actually, she isn’t even a feminist. Every time someone asks questions about “girl power” in panels she gets obviously irritated. One time, she was even dismissive towards the person who asked it too.

The fact that Kathleen is suddenly like “oh yeah Carrie’s not gonna be in ep 9″ is not only scary because now I’m worried she’s just going to passively kill Leia off in a terrible bullshit way but it’s completely disrespectful to Carrie and Carrie’s family. Todd was sure Carrie/Leia would be in ep 9 and I remember Billie saying Carrie was very pleased with everything for Leia in ep 8 when we were worried Leia would be killed. How rude and mean to do such a thing to Todd and Billie and to Carrie’s memory, Carrie would be pissed. We all saw Rogue One, we know they can recreate Carrie with CGI so Kathleen better not ruin Leia just because Carrie is gone.