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“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

April 9th, 2011 by

While Jennifer Lawrence, the actress recently cast as The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen, does not physically resemble her character, the media and fans alike often defend her casting by pointing out, “but she’s a talented actress!” Both the media, director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins have attempted to portray concerns about potential whitewashing as […]

Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

April 7th, 2011 by

Director Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins answer questions about the casting of Rue and Thresh, and the diversity of fictional Panem.

Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

March 19th, 2011 by

A Hollywood whitewash? Or will actors of color be actively recruited and given equal consideration for the remaining lead roles?

Media Takes Note of “The Hunger Games” Casting

Media Takes Note of “The Hunger Games” Casting

March 4th, 2011 by

New York Magazine, E!Online, Movieline and other media outlets question why non-white actors are excluded in the casting call for Katniss…