So there were some new updates on the birds of Prey Casting recently. Jurnee Smollet-Bell has been cast in the role of Black Canary, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast to play Huntress.
All exciting news…but also has me wondering about the casting as well. And I’m sure u all know which one I am talking about .
Now I myself have not seen much from Ms jurnee myself, so I cannot speak on her acting chops (hope she is good) but after reading about her playing the role of Dinah, I had to ask myself…was that really necessary.
I’m all for being inclusive, but is the only answer that Hollywood has to that is to cast people of race and color in Caucasian roles made for Caucasian characters? If you asked my opinion, that seems like sloppy seconds to me. Why go through all the trouble of casting someone who looks nothing like her source material, and say it’s ok because we r being inclusive. And before anyone says she’s not that big a character, I’ll tell u ur wrong, and she is. Especially in the last few decades.
Say what u will about me, but think on this, if things were reversed, how much of an uproar would social media, the news, and entertainment be if a Caucasian actress was cast in a role written for a black or Hispanic woman. Just my thoughts on the matter.
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