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Entertainment: Charlie's Angels: victim of racism, Thandie Newton refused a role

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In a recent interview with the media Vulture, the British actress Thandie Newton revealed the racist prejudices of which she was victim during her audition for the bockbuster "Charlie's Angels ".

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Star in the Westworld series, Thandie Newton is familiar with the workings of the Hollywood industry and in particular those of blockbusters. In 2000, she gave the reply to Tom Cruise in the second opus of Mission Impossible directed by John Woo with a role of stooge. The same year, another project adapted from a cult television series was released on the screens: Charlie's Angels - Charlie and his funny ladies in French - from McG with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu , film for which Thandie Newton had auditioned. In a recent interview with Vulture , the British actress, who was on the poster of My life with John F. Donovan of Xavier Dolan in 2019, returned to this experience and the racism of which she was the victim.

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While appearing for an appointment for the film, Thandie Newton meets the director and Amy Pascal - producer of the last Spider-Man -, who was, at that time, the president from Columbia Pictures . " She said to me: 'Listen , I don't want to be politically incorrect, but if you play this character, you have to do something credible. ' , j 'answered: ' What do you mean? What changes do you want to make? ' To which she replied: ' Well well, you know, the character, as it is written, is intellectual and has been at university. '", remembers the actress who replies that she herself was at the University of Cambridge and that she does not see the problem. " Yes, but you are different. Maybe there could be a scene in a bar where she would go up on the table to start moving her buttocks. ", would have answered the producer .

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It was a big opportunity for me.

" She wallows in all stereotypes thinking of making a black character more convincing. Whenever she proposed something, I said: 'No , I would not do that' ', remembers the star. " It was a big opportunity for me. Vogue magazine even called us to cover the three of us. But I couldn't do it. (...) I didn't want to put myself in a position where I was going to be objectified . (...) It was a long time ago anyway, and the girls with me were brilliant. If I had to do it again today, I would have entered the conflict rather than flee. "

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The role will finally be assigned to Lucy Liu who, in the columns of Sydney Morning Herald , is recently returned on its many difficulties in obtaining auditions at the start. " I had a little idea of ​​what the industry was like when I got to Los Angeles, because a friend of mine could have ten auditions in a day or a week, when I had two or three in the month. I knew it was going to be much more limited for me. "

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