absinthe_spoons wrote:StickyFingers wrote:If the character is white and the actor/actress is black or of a much different skin color how is he/she "perfect" for the role? If you are speaking solely on their acting ablilities thats a little narrow minded dont you think?
You guys need to stop making me laugh so early in the morning. Ugh.
Prefering acting ability over skin tone may be a lot of things, but it is not "narrow-minded". Prefering skin tone over acting ability -- that's narrow-minded. Believing that skin tone must be discarded in order to find the best acting ability -- that's narrow minded. Believing that the skill of an actor is more important than their epidermal pigmentation? Not narrow-minded.
As much as i want to believe that all you need is the acting ability to get any role. No, i dont think so. What you are saying here is, all you need is "good" acting ability do act any character and you'll be chosen for the part. Frankly and i am speaking in a very general term, if you pick any actress you can think off out of the barrel. You will find that most of them have infact "good" acting abilities. What im saying is the director or whoever is incharge of casting, to cast the actress based solely off their acting abilities, how much they are like their character and not their overall performance(Which includes how much they look like the character) to an extend, very idiotic. Ok maybe narrow minded wasn't the right word for me to use but yeah this is how i feel. If you want to cast someone you look at the whole package and not just go "oh hey she can really act like her. You get the part" and just to add Toph is infact asian, just look at her name Toph Bei Fong, for those who think you dont have to be asian to have an asian name. Ok look at her parents in the series they are clearly asian.