Captain Marvel, Eternals star Gemma Chan says filmmakers at the moment are going for colour-blind casting in Hollywood

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Gemma Chan on Hollywood choosing colour-blind casting& 

Actor Gemma Chan says there was a “definite shift” in Hollywood as extra filmmakers are choosing colour-blind casting lately.

In an interview with Radio Times, the Captain Marvel star mentioned it makes her glad {that a} South Asian-origin actor like Dev Patel can play David Copperfield, a white character, in a film.

“I’ve been working as an actor for 13 years and there is a particular shift in what I’m being put up for now.

“I lately noticed The Personal History of David Copperfield and the casting was unimaginable. There’s a strategy to go, however I’m seeing particular enchancment,” Chan mentioned.

The 37-year-old actor additional mentioned that the trade”s angle in the direction of girls has additionally modified as they’ve “far more options” now.

“There have been enhancements over the previous few years. But for a very long time, the notion was that programmes like this have been only for girls.

“The pressures women face had been something I”d been talking to my girlfriends about for a while. Women have far more options than they used to – there”s a chance to work and have a family, but also an expectation that you can have it all,” Chan added.

The actor will subsequent star in Marvel Studios’ tentpole The Eternal, alongside the likes of Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree Henry and Kumail Nanjiani.

The movie is ready to be launched worldwide on February 12, 2021.

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