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Chimamanda Comments on the Casting of Thandie Newton

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  1. chiny11

    chiny11 Active Member

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    Hi all,


    On Twitter today, a couple of Nollywood stakeholders took offense at something Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview today.

    Here is an excerpt:

    "Nigerians are in uproar about the decision, which had nothing to do with Adichie, to cast Newton. "They're like 'Ohhhhhhh!'" she admits, but brushes aside their qualms that Newton doesn't look Igbo: "My brother is lighter than she is." She is sympathetic about Nigerians wanting a local actress but says film-making is about "who's good, who has been tested, who can do it well". I want to add: "And who's marketable," but I bite my tongue."

    Here is the full article:

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    So, what do you think? :)
     
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    bluestocking Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is abeg her brother not lighter than Thandie Newton.
     
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    ginger bread is the new color.
     
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