David Oyelowo has defended the casting of British actress Cynthia Erivo as African-American hero Harriet Tubman, arguing that white actors are never questioned when they choose to play characters of different nationalities.
Amma Asante’s stirring new drama ‘A United Kingdom’ hits cinemas on Friday 25 November, and to celebrate we’ve got an exclusive new clip that showcases one of the film’s key moments.
Research from the British Film Institute has discovered that 59 percent of British movies made over the last 10 years feature no black actors in named roles. ‘Kidulthood’ star Noel Clarke is the most prolific black British actor, having made eight movies since 2006, followed by Ashley Walters, Naomie Harris, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Zoë Kravitz has revealed she wasn’t allowed to audition for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ because the filmmakers weren’t “going urban”. - Paul Walker’s Brother Lands First Major Movie Role - Mr. Turner Is Britain’s Most Complained About Movie The 26-year-old – who is a mix of Dominican and Jewish-American courtesy of parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet – told Nylon magazine she was planning to test for a small part in the 2012 Batman sequel, but couldn’t down to the dubious casting criteria. “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’” she said.