I personally don't think we'd be asking for too much if a person could be casted for their acting abilities in the film industry. You know, a trait one would think is more important than their race.
Zoë Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, is not only a gorgeous human being with an incredible sense of fashion, she is also a killer actress. And to pass her up for your film would be a huge mistake.
Kravitz has appeared in a variety of films and has owned every single one of them. From X-Men: First Class, Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road, to Dope, this girl is a rising star on her way to shining brighter than ever.
Imagine my surprise when I learned that she was turned down for a small part in The Dark Knight Rises.
“In the last Batman movie [The Dark Knight Rises], they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban. It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’ I have to play the role like, ‘Yo, what’s up, Batman? What’s going on wit chu?’”
Wait a minute. Was that just ridiculously racist or what? While we aren't exactly sure which role it is, Comicbook's guess is that it was the role of "Jen," Catwoman's bestie, which was played by British actress Juno Temple.
Typical Hollywood whitewashing. First off, Kravitz is a talent anybody would be lucky to work with. Secondly, can Hollywood start getting a little color up in this joint? One walk around your neighborhood and you'll notice we have more colors than just white.
I thought film was supposed to reflect society? And I suppose it does... but in a really ugly way.