John Leguizamo is uninterested in the way in which his neighborhood is handled in Hollywood — and he’s talking out about this ridiculous casting!
In case you haven’t heard, Alina of Cuba: La Hija Rebelde (or Alina of Cuba: The Insurgent Daughter), is an upcoming biopic targeted on Fidel Castro’s daughter Alina Fernández. Shockingly, none aside from James Franco has reportedly been chosen to play the late Cuban president — and it simply doesn’t sit proper with the Encanto actor.
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In an Instagram submit on Friday, Leguizamo SLAMMED the choice, calling it “F’d up” and demanding a “boycott”:
“How is that this nonetheless happening? How is Hollywood excluding us however stealing our narratives as properly? No extra appropriation Hollywood and streamers! Boycott! This F’d up!”
The 62-year-old went on to make clear he didn’t have an issue with Franco himself (although he most likely ought to?), he has an issue with the actual fact a Latino particular person wasn’t solid to play the famously CUBAN political determine:
“Plus severely troublesome story to inform with out aggrandizement which might b fallacious! I don’t bought a prob with Franco however he ain’t Latino!”
James is of Portuguese and Swedish descent on his father’s aspect, and Russian Jewish descent on his mom’s aspect. Would it not actually have been too troublesome to discover a Latino actor to play the position as a substitute of going with the 127 Hours star? To not point out the 44-year-old is simply simply now making an attempt to mount a return to Hollywood after some fairly disturbing sexual misconduct allegations. It simply looks as if a foul concept throughout, so why is it occurring within the first place…
See the Romeo & Juliet actor’s full submit (under):
Prior to now, the Ice Age alum has been very outspoken about Latino illustration in Hollywood, so this positively isn’t his first time relating the topic. In a 2020 interview with Individuals, he mentioned:
“We’re lower than 1% of the tales advised by Hollywood and streaming media and networks once we’re nearly 20% of the inhabitants, 25% of the U.S. field workplace. I simply really feel prefer it’s such a harm to youngsters to not see themselves mirrored again in optimistic methods.”
So many non-white youngsters don’t get to see themselves mirrored on the massive display screen — and that’s an enormous drawback! Even MORE egregious, clearly, if the character is a POC — and the actor isn’t!
“Whenever you see your self represented, you are feeling validated. You are feeling like you have got an opportunity. I believe loads of my profession has been motivated by that.”
He added on the time how America has additionally failed to show Latin historical past and accomplishments, and the way that negatively impacts the Latino neighborhood as properly:
“Rising up in America, they don’t speak about Latin writers or educate Latin historical past or accomplishments. Negatively, that has an antagonistic impact on different communities taking a look at us, who don’t know what we’ve carried out.”
And now a part of the historical past of Cuba goes to be advised… with James Franco?!
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