Caught in a race row
Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie is in a race row with objections being raised to her playing Queen Cleopatra, the legendary Queen of Nile.entertainment Updated: Jun 20, 2010 01:24 IST
The film’s producer, Scott Rudin, said she has “the perfect look”. An Essence Magazine story titled Another White Actress to Play Cleopatra?, raised the topic, saying, “Honestly, I don’t care how full Angelina Jolie’s lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a black woman.”
“Why does Hollywood think it’s even slightly plausible to cast white women in roles that would be more sensible to cast a black actress for? Especially when that role is an African queen,” read the article.