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Hollywood Executives Say Stupid Things About Off-Race and Off-Ethnicity Castings



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- a Pan insider on the Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily controversy: "There's a misconception about the ethnicity of the original character and we felt no obligation to perpetuate that misconception. We looked at Native American actresses. We looked at African-American actresses. We looked at African actresses. We looked at Middle Eastern actresses. White actresses. After a very exhaustive casting process, we ultimately went with the best actress for the part."

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Tags: casting / auditions, kate / rooney mara, race / racism
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