Regina King: British actors should be able to play American roles

Brunilde Fioravanti
Gennaio 13, 2021

Delivering a BAFTA masterclass on Tuesday, King was in conversation with United Kingdom actor and presenter Reggie Yates, who questioned the director about her stance on the transatlantic casting debate.

What really happened the night Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X met up on February 25, 1964? The actor is no stranger to enjoying American icons, having portrayed President Barack Obama in "The Comey Rule".

When asked about the ongoing conversation about British actors playing American icons, King said: "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".

"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", she shared.

King added: "But then taking it a step back and really taking in marginalised people across the world, there are feelings and experiences that black people in the United Kingdom, in Brazil, feel that are the same as in America".

Yates, whose characteristic directorial debut "Pirates" is due this 12 months, requested King about her carrying a T-shirt depicting Breonna Taylor - who was fatally shot by plainclothes law enforcement officials in her Louisville, Ky. house on March 13 - whereas gathering the excellent lead actress in a restricted sequence or film Emmy for her function in "Watchmen", and whether or not world occasions have impressed her future tasks, or if she's as an alternative taking it simple.

"While yes, the history of how a country comes to be may be different, the marginalisation of a black man is the same". The longlists will probably be introduced February 4. "One Night time in Miami" is in rivalry throughout most main classes.

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