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Studio Apologizes After Laverne Cox’s Voice Dubbed By Male Actors In International Versions Of Movie



A clip from the Italian-dubbed version of “Promising Young Woman” was released, and featured a male actor providing the dialogue for Gail, portrayed by transgender actress Laverne Cox.

As a result of the controversy, Universal Pictures is pausing release of the movie until Cox’s voice can be redubbed by a female actor. In addition, similar redubbings will also be taking place with the Spanish and German versions.

“We are deeply grateful to Laverne and the transgender community for opening our eyes to a bias that neither we nor many in our industry had recognized. While there was no malicious intent behind this mistake, we are working diligently to fix it. We have begun redubbing Ms Cox’s voice with female actors in our international territories and are pushing back release dates to ensure the correct version is available. We are sorry for the pain caused but are thankful that we can address the situation on this film and prevent similar mistakes from happening again on future projects.”

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Tags: apology / damage control, black celebrities, lgbtq film / media
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