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.
LOL. These PC casting decisions make movies unintentionally hilarious. Remember the plot contortions that were necessary to get Morgan Freeman into Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood?
Besides, I’d love to see a Muslim Hobbit. Think of the plot possibilities.
Were there any decisions based on color of skin when they were Filming Malcom X?
Did they consider an Asian woman for the role of Malcom X?
Curse you, Proofreader!
I'd discriminate against you because you're a frickin' idiot.
Naz Humphreys makes a good point. I mean Whoopie Goldberg would make a great Snow White.
Meanwhile, I was told I was too old for a modeling gig even though I played the same age (25) for a movie during the same time period. It happens. It is how the director envisions things. Not a personal insult.
thanks for the chuckle. dang, am I sick of this stuff.
Plotting to hijack Smaug then to crash him into the Two Towers I suppose...
THEN we would have Muslim Hobbits!!!
PC moron. Hey! Can you imagine a white person whining because they don’t get to play... I dunno, Al Sharpton in a biopic?
There’s a certain point where liberals should just start having DUMB ASS rubber stamped on their foreheads, just to warn anyone around to ignore them whenever they speak.
From the LOTR Prologue, Concerning Hobbits:
‘The Harfoots were browner of skin, smaller, and shorter, and they were beardless and bootless...
Ah, these are the illegal alien hobbits that provide all the lawn services.
Nuthin a little makeup can’t fix
I bet no white, or Pakastani, or Japanese women were considered for Angela Bassett’s role in “What’s Love Got to do With It”. Than again, Yule Brenner played the king of Siam...
The race card is played to death.
Well, he did smash Lake Town, after taking an arrow to the breast.
And hobbitual liers.
You say Naz girl, I say Nazgul lets call the whole thing off.
Every ethnic restaurant I’ve been to hires mexicans. Chinese, mediteranian, korean, japanese...whatever. they all hire mexicans. Sometimes even the mexican restaurants hire mexicans.
Whenever Liberals are in charge idiocy will prevail.
Short people got no reason to live.
OMG! She spent three measly hours in line to be told she wasn’t right for the part? LOL!
I guess when Hollywood refuses to cast me, a 50 year old, gun-totin’, God-Fearin’, Bible Thumpin’ white woman as the lead in ‘Hamlet’ I’ll have a case!!
Actors. Get a freakin’ grip! Oh, and get over yourselves, already! You’re hardly important in The Big Scheme unless you double as a Brain Surgeon or something on the side.
Why isn’t she on the NBA?
They apparently have never seen the “Honeymooners” remake.
Post of the day.
They got little hands. Little eyes. They walk around telling great big lies. They got little noses and tiny little teeth. They wear platform shoes on their nasty little feet.
I will mention that to the gardener down the street I see in the morning. Put that on the side of his truck.
The Old Gaffer and Samwise Gonzales Gardening Service - Remaking the Shire - One House at A Time.
Didn’t Marlon Brando play an asian? And I think John Wayne played Gengis Khan...