- Feb 2016
I wasn't aware of this film, nor did I ever expect a day like this would ever come. I'll definitely watch! This is a breath of fresh air from the gangster villains or the enemy horde that the Asian actors mainly played.The actress Gemma Chan plays Bess of Hardwick in the movie Mary Queen of Scots (2018) that was recently released. They have a woman of clearly East Asian origin playing a European historical figure.
I haven't seen the movie (and don't plan to), so I don't know how big of a role this character really has, but even if it is a minor role it is clearly not historically accurate.
I wasn't aware of the African-Americans taking more roles to the point of "black washing" either because I haven't been watching much films this year. The way I look at it, the African-Americans are being pushed out through alleged controversies - Kevin Hart and Neil deGrasse Tyson. To be honest, I never watched Kevin Hart's stand-up. From the reactions of some of the celebrities, it seems that he was unfairly picked on when there are others who did similar jokes.