1. Lovie Simone (18) 2. Skai Jackson (14) 3. Reiya Downs (16)4.Quvenzhane Wallis (Will be 13 in August) 5. Coco Jones (18)
There seems to be a lot of fan-casts featuring lighter skin actresses who look nothing like Riri, she is dark skin and a teenager. Not only are people casting her lighter, they are also casting her older. Riri Williams is only fifteen, and yet people are calling her a woman. These two issues strip little dark skin girls of the representation they need.
In case y’all haven’t heard, Marvel comics just debuted a replacement for Tony Stark’s Iron Man - a dark-skinned 15 year old Black girl, Riri Williams (I’m crine!). NATURALLY, Entertainment Weekly took it upon themselves to speculate which light-skinned biracial grown woman should be playing this dark-skinned black teenager in a movie, which ya know, ugh.
In *ahem* “LIGHT” of Entertainment Weekly’s atrocious Riri Williams fancasting, I decided to do my own.