I saw this video and had a great laugh but the point of it is something that I'm curious about. And it doesn't necessarily have to be just for black people but other ethnic groups. It's more of an observation, especially when I'm watching tv shows knowing the person isn't Russian, or middle eastern etc, but american portaying like they are from India and so on.
Has anyone felt they had to push their ethnicity that they are portraying to the limit? This is not my video just a point of reference to what I am referring to.
My question is do you want to get noticed for talent or noticed for look's? Im wondering which side make's the better career. I am guessing talent does?
Not sure what looks have to do with what I'm referring to. Talent is always the preferred choice but not necessarily the reason someone is chosen for a role.
Maybe since no one has given a response to the topic means that everyone's auditions are going well and you aren't leaving feeling like the girl in the video
Well if you are pushing your ethnicity that would be pushing your appearance so thats why i said look's. How long have you been acting?
I'm afraid you misunderstood what the video was about, or at least what I was getting at related to the video. No worries.
Thanks for posting this, the video made me laugh! I understand what you are saying - this isn't something I've experienced personally, as I am a white girl who doesn't get mistaken for any other ethnicity, but I know others who have experienced this. I try really hard when I am writing or casting my own projects to look for what each actor brings of his or herself, regardless of whether it fits or doesn't fit some ethnic stereotype. It's way more fun to be open to anything and I think it makes for more interesting casting anyway! It's one of the things I love about Chuck Mee and his philosophy of casting: http://www.charlesmee.org/casting.shtml.
I hope you keep finding awesome roles that let you be you, with everything great you have to offer
I LOVE his philosophy! It makes movies different from what we see everyday. There's always the case of whether these roles bring in the audiences and therefore the money at the box office but that is another topic I suppose. But thank you for finding the humour in the video I wanted to share some laughs that it provided for me!
And I hope the same for you too! There's something special about each person in who they are, it just sucks when people casting or producing want them to be something else to this extent. I hate that stereotype :S
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