John Leguizamo and Others Criticize James Franco As Fidel Castro

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  • Aug 06, 2022

John Leguizamo and Others Criticize James Franco As Fidel Castro

John Leguizamo at the DNC, 2012

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In the past few years there has been a movement in Hollywood where the industry is paying more attention to white actors who play roles outside of their own race. An issue that recently came to the fore with the news that this actor had raised James Franco He can portray the role of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

James Leguizamo who recently starred in blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Disney Encantotook to Instagram to comment on the casting.

“How is this still going on? How does Hollywood reject us but also steal our narratives? There is no more allocation for Hollywood and broadcasters! Boycott! This is F’D! Plus a very difficult story to tell without exaggerating which is wrong! “I don’t have a problem with Franco, but he’s not Latino!”

Franco as a dictator in a movie called Alina from Cubawhich revolves around the life of Castro’s daughter, Alina Fernandez. Other actors had similar feelings, such as co Top Gun star Danny Ramirez, who shared the news simply saying, “What happened.”

Actor Sol Rodriguez pointed out that Franco had to learn the accent he had been mocked for having all his life.

I don’t read James Franco having to do an accent for Castro when I’ve been made fun of all my life for not speaking English like Americans and told to work hard to get rid of it…”

Actor Jeff Torres said he was typecast as a drug dealer while Franco played Fidel Castro.

I’m auditioning for a generic Latin American drug dealer and James Franco is dead as Fidel Castro. Latinos get dirty here and everywhere. damn it!

This is one of Franco’s first high-profile roles since he was accused of sexually exploitative behavior towards women in 2018. He will also star in the upcoming film. mace.

In 2021, he admitted to having sex with students from an acting school he co-owned.

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