Skip to comments.Race row erupts over The Hobbit
Posted on 11/28/2010 5:57:06 PM PST by naturalman1975
PETER Jackson's troubled Hobbit project has become embroiled in a race row after a would-be extra was told she was too dark to play one of the pint-sized Tolkien creatures, reports said.
Briton Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting session in the New Zealand city of Hamilton last week, queueing for three hours only to be told her skin tone was not suitable, the Waikato Times reported.
"It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin," Humphreys told the newspaper.
"The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who wasn't pale-skinned."
The newspaper said video footage showed the casting manager telling people at the audition: "We are looking for light-skinned people. I'm not trying to be - whatever. It's just the brief. You've got to look like a hobbit."
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Come on Naz! Lighten up!
right to the point. so should they have a white man play muhammeed ali. come on grow up
And anyone who’s read “To Kill a Mockingbird” would be surprised if Atticus Finch was black on screen as well.
Man this is ridiculous!
Pakistani restaurants hire pakistanis (and can actually bring in pakistanis to America for that purpose even if their entire town is unemployed) because “they want to be authentic”.
AFAIK, there are no dark skinned Hobbits.
Quite the quip!Thanks for the chuckle.
She’ll probably complain about sex discrimination when she’s turned down for the role of Jimmy Hoffa, too.
Stick her in a long shot, way in the back, where nobody can tell who she is, much less if she is a “Pale-Face”. Then use up all the pancake make-up on her mug.
Hollyweird is the only industry that is allowed to discriminate.
LOL! If it ain’t about money, it’s always about “race”. That stuff is getting tired and old.
AFAIK, there are no such things as Hobbits.
I think we should get Mel Gibson to play Nelson Mandella.
I wish I was an Oscar Meyer weiner...
Putting a person of color in the role would be the same as substituting neoNazis for Jihadists in a nuke terrorist attack—so utterly unrealistic...
oops,forgot about that pc wreck,”The Sum Of All Fears.”
Sam drew out the elven-glass of Galadriel again. As if to do honour to his hardihood, and to grace with splendour his faithful brown hobbit-hand that had done such deeds, the phial blazed forth suddenly, so that all the shadowy court was lit with a dazzling radiance like lightning; but it remained steady and did not pass.
The Fallohides were fair.
When they do a remake of Shaft and I don't get the part of that bad mothershutyourmouth just cause of my skin tone do I get to throw a hissyfit?
And I want Summer Glau to play Shelly.
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