Film aficionado Ed Skrein in love after the British actor refused the role of Major Ben Daimio in the new film of Hellboy because the character is a mixed Asian heritage (and it is not).

Skrein's decision comes after years of controversy about Hollywood whitening. The rising star was praised for his position, especially as he is at a crucial point in his career and has won many new admirers.

Who is Ed Skrein?

Before becoming a heroes of true Hollywood life, the Londoner was best known for his film breakthrough as the evil Ajax to Deadpool.

He also played the original Daario Naharis in the third season of Game of Thrones.

Other films include The Transporter Refueled, replacing Jason Statham in the franchise, plus Ill Manors and Kill Your Friends.

A professional suicide or a good step?

Skreins statement is "very brave" for someone who is a thriving actor in Hollywood, to Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, the main film critic of the Metro newspaper.

"Will he be listed on the blacklist as a restorer in the defense of money laundering?" ask her.

"There is this threat, we do not know what happens behind the scenes, and the studios can be very closed, and they do not like people who are hurting them or causing problems.

"But I do not think it will hurt my career, I hope."

Skrein is at the forefront of the great times, and perhaps the studios will resort to the fact that instead of being corrupted by a wholesale "scandal", they are immediately becoming the favorite member of an industry, often perceived as a mercenary and discriminatory.

Cultural Advisor Harpreet Kaur said, "If he had advanced and taken the role, he might not have been so good for his future and career, but I think he is now a role model for others, not just in the cinema"

A turning point for Hollywood?

Skrein is the first actor who has publicly denied a role because he is a wrong ethnic group. By his example, other actors will play characters from a different ethnic group and win their heads again and again?

"It's really an unusual thing for someone to do," says Laruschka Ivan-Zadeh. "It becomes a referests iahink it will surely lead the other players to consider the elements they play and take responsibility for them because that is what they do."

As for the studios, Ivan-Zadeh thinks the settings change - slowly.

"Things start to change and the fact that this conversation does not go away that it will happen again and again year by year is something that people can not ignore.

"These things happen, and such a statement keeps this conversation alive on a large scale, but whenever you think it's changed, it seems to return."

A history of Hollywood bleaching

The use of white actors to play characters of a different ethnic origin lasted decades - bright examples include Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in the breakfast at Tiffany in 1961 and Laurence Olivier humiliates for Othello in 1965.

The debate has intensified in recent years. Jake Gyllenhaal played in the 2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Johnny Depp was the Native American Tonto in the Lone Ranger 2013.

In the Egyptian gods of 2016, stars such as Gerard Butler played Egyptian deities. Earlier this year, a rebellion hit Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell, a live action remake of a Japanese manga, while Emma Stone played a Hawaiian-Chinese woman in Aloha in 2015.

The argument of the studios and financiers has always been that they need a big name to win enough fans to pay cards - and some ethnic groups do not have many big names.

Director Ridley Scott was criticized for exodus 2014: gods and kings, in which white actors, including Christian Bale, played biblical characters.

On the BBC 2014 film, when it was suggested that he had used Middle Eastern actors, a Scott Tetchy replied, "Yes, but can you tell me who, if they do not exist?" You do not understand, you dream, dream. "

There was a similar clamor when Tom Hardy was supposed to play Jafar in Guy Ritchie's new Aladdin. But Ritchie seems to have reconsidered, and this role has already been attributed to the Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari.

Kenzari won a Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014 and was featured in films such as The Mummy, Ben-Hur and Murder on the Orient Express, and Netflix's The Angel.

So the actors with the right experience and the right color of the skin are there. Perhaps, if we give them a break, we will now see a new generation of non-white Hollywood stars to come.
Not just Hollywood (and not just whitening)

Broadway recently went through a similar episode, when actor Mandy Patinkin withdrew from the musical Tony Natasha, Peter and the Great Comet of 1812 after being replaced to replace Okieriete Onaodowan, who is black.

Patinkin is a name larger than Onaodowan and has been led to stimulate ticket sales, but the movement has not decreased much. The show is now closing.

And there is a debate (quite different) about the valid actors playing disabled characters, and the cisgender actors playing transgender characters.

Last year, Jeffrey Tambor, star of Amazon's Transparent TV series, used her Emmy Awards speech to say, "I would not be unhappy if I were the last creepy guy to play a transgender character at the television ".


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