Colour blind

Aziz Ansari reflects on Hollywood, race and casting:

To anyone worried it may be “weird” to cast someone a certain way to play a certain part, because it’s not what people are used to, I say: Arnold Schwarzenegger.  It’s true. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an unsung pioneer for minority actors. Look at “The Terminator”.  There had to be someone who heard his name tossed around for the role and thought: Wait, why would the robot have an Austrian accent? No one’s gonna buy that! We gotta get a robot with an American accent! Just get a white guy from the States! Audiences will be confused. Nope. They weren’t. Because, you know what? None really cares.

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