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Regina King has defended the casting of British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X



King was questioned the director about her stance on the transatlantic casting debate.
In “One Night in Miami,” Ben-Adir portrays the civil rights leader Malcolm X.

“In my opinion, I feel like the best actor for the role should play the part; the actor that truly understands the role that they’re playing. And of course I had my own moments of thinking, ‘How are people going to [react]?’ because, as you say, this conversation is going on and it’s been going on. But up until that moment, if I was moved by a performance, I really don’t care where a person’s from because as an audience member, to me, they truly understood what they were doing, what they were embodying.”

"Some feelings and experiences shared by Black people in the U.K. and countries like Brazil mirror the experiences of the Black community in the U.S. While, yes, the history of how a country came to be may be different, but the marginalization of a Black man is the same…in all of those places."

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Tags: black celebrities, casting / auditions, film director, regina king
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