People have had something to say about actress Amandla Stenberg being cast for the role of Starr.
In the book and she is described as having a medium-brown complexion.
Both author Angie Thomas and Amandla address the concerns about her snagging a role from a darker skinned actress.
Talk about a full circle moment! @TheHateUGive book author, @angiecthomas, talks about how she always felt @amandlastenberg was the perfect person to play the role of Starr at #EssenceFest. https://t.co/HyJaKEFLNW pic.twitter.com/y4VwpUOInv— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) July 25, 2018
Angie Thomas addresses the issue at Essence Festival, stating she imagined Starr as Amandla when she wrote the book.
She also says she didn’t have control over the complexion of the girl in the cover artwork, because it was provided by her publisher.
Duas novas edições de The Hate U Give serão lançadas em setembro: uma dourada, para colecionadores, e outra com o pôster do filme, contendo extras exclusivos. pic.twitter.com/MRZEuddv04— Sem spoiler (@semspoiler_) July 26, 2018
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