January 8, 2018
Disney has been criticized after higher-ups at the company admitted that it “browned up” white actors to play extras while filming the live-action remake of Aladdin.
The Daily Mail reports that the film, starring Will Smith as the Genie and directed by Guy Ritchie, is filming in the United Kingdom at Longcross Studios about 30 miles from London.
Despite the filming location’s proximity to London, Disney said the company was forced to use white actors to play background roles such as stunt performers, “camel handlers,” and dancers.
Kaushal Odedra, 32, a stand-in actor for one of the lead roles, told the Sunday Times of London that he saw up to 20 “very fair skinned” actors lining up outside make-up tents “to have their skin darkened.”
This article was posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:44 am