Black Entertainment : Samuel L Jackson criticises casting of black British actors in American films

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    Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams in Get Out. Jackson said: ‘Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for a hundred years.’ Photograph: Justin Lubin/Universal Pictures



    Samuel L Jackson has criticised the casting of black British actors in roles about American race relations.

    In an interview with the New York radio station Hot 97, Jackson suggested that Jordan Peele’s satirical horror film Get Out, which starred British actor Daniel Kaluuya as an African-American man falling victim to white liberal racism, could have benefited from having an American actor as its lead.



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    They should have also made the character African-English, because the character made so many racial tone-deaf mistakes that I really couldn't see a native born Black american being as dense as the main character was.
     
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    This was an interesting post in the comment section of the article:

    eurekatv

    SO tired of the constant 'moaning' that comes out of tinsel town - now Mr Jackson is propogating black on black. He is SO wrong when he writes that Britain is a country that has had interracial relationships for 100 years - Absolute IGNORANCE - head back to the 50's 60's and 70's and see just how many interracial relationships were 'accepted', watch a bit of Brit TV and see how 'welcome' we made our immigrants, Jeez 10 years ago my ex-wife was spat at and abused in a British High St just because we were walking hand in hand. Then again when Mr Jackson visits the UK he flies first class, lives in 5 Star luxury and shops privately at Asprey's - saw that in their TV show - so one could hardly suggest he SEES the real UK, even if his ridiculous Kangol cap doesn't have a brim. He then notes that British Actors are cheaper - perhaps that's because the americans are OVERPAID. He then knocks the 'training' well perhaps if the US stopped making actors out of no-talent reality TV personalities we'd all be better off. And finally if his argument follows - then perhaps he could ... from now on turn down ... any roles that he's offered in in British Movies ... as surely he has done enough. It's a big old world Samuel and one that most of us are happy to compete in together without boundaries on just talent alone - regardless of race !
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    Samuel L Jackson criticises black British actors who take African-American roles, John Boyega responds

    Samuel L Jackson - who is currently promoting the film Kong: Skull Island - has criticised the casting of black British actors in films concerning Americans race relations.
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    Samuel L. Jackson Clarifies Comments About British Actors In African-American Roles – Update

    UPDATE, 12:30 PM: Samuel L. Jackson is clarifying comments he made earlier this week about the casting of British black actors in U.S. films that deal with race relations. He says he was criticizing the Hollywood system in general, rather than other actors. “It was not a slam against them, but it was just a comment about how Hollywood works in an interesting sort of way sometimes,” Jackson told The Associated Press.

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    Samuel L. Jackson Clarifies Comments About British Actors In African-American Roles – Update

    Samuel L. Jackson criticizes casting of black British actors in African-American roles.
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    I am glad Sam clarified his statements, because I think this infighting between AAs and Black Brits is out of order. When we should be working on unifying, this is clearly divide and conquer.

    Also, I LOVE me some Idris Elba! Who wouldn't?

    *smile*



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    Let’s Not Pit British And American Black Actors Against Each Other
    Samuel L. Jackson’s comments highlight Hollywood’s ongoing representation problems.



    Do black British actors “steal” roles from African-American actors?


    On Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson sparked this debate in an interview on Hot.97, where he talked about Jordan Peele’s social horror “Get Out,” and questioned how the movie might have been different had the lead black character been played by an American actor, instead of British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

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    Let's Not Pit British And American Black Actors Against Each Other

    Samuel L. Jackson's comments highlight Hollywood's ongoing representation problems.
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    David Harewood says black British actors may be better suited to American roles

    Harewood, who plays CIA director in Homeland, says UK actors may be able to more easily ‘unshackle ourselves from the burden of racial realities’
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    The Homeland actor David Harewood has stepped into the controversy over
    black British actors playing African American roles, arguing that Britons may be better suited to some parts because they are not burdened by “what’s in the history books”.

    In an article for the Guardian, Birmingham-born Harewood writes that it is perhaps because they are not “real American brothers” that he and other black British performers are able “to unshackle ourselves from the burden of racial realities – and simply play what’s on the page”.

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