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Ridley Scott Explains Why He Hired White Actors for "Exodus: Gods and Kings"

Posted: November 28th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Ridley Scott Explains Why He Hired White Actors for "Exodus: Gods and Kings"Submit Comment
One question that keeps coming up regarding Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is why are white actors playing Egyptian characters, like Joel Edgerton as Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II.

In a new interview with Scott, Variety brought up the question again. The director replied: "I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't even come up."

That's a very direct reply, but is also a very honest one. To reach the widest audience and to secure an investment that is likely over $100 million, studios must get the most popular actors. And in this case, those actors happen to be Edgerton and Christian Bale.

Source: Variety


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Minkοwski writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 12:55:17 AM

Because he needs people to play the roles?
Minkοwski writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:00:18 AM

Oh. White actors. Because he's a racist? Or because the Jews were more white than black? Same goes for Egyptians. And no, Jesus wasn't black and neither was Moses. Besides, why the f*ck does he have to explain why he doesn't hire from 12% of the American population for a movie that shouldn't have any black people anyway?

Just stupid.
Minkοwski writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:10:38 AM

I'm just so sick of black people altogether.

Perhaps they should move their jehri-curl asses back to Africa since all they do is riot and f*ck things up for everyone else.

They're like humongous turds in your brie.
Phoenix Fire writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:28:25 AM

NOPE! Plenty of appropriately toned actors available. Total cowardice. People who claim to love the truth prefer to be lied to. Failure. f*ck this lie.
Phoenix Fire writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:33:42 AM

JEWS! REALLY!


EGYPTIAN!!! EGYPTIAN!!! EGYPTIAN!!!

You probably think they're white because they're ALWAYS played by white guys. Point proven.
Rambo_redux writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 2:33:04 AM

I haven't read the article but the title gave me another reason to like Ridley Scott
Minkοwski writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 2:43:13 AM

Ancient Egypt was a MEDITERRANEAN civilization, not an African one.

Africans, the black ones, haven't "created" anything but genocide, HIV and Ebola. That and modern mass starvation.

f*ck Africa.
PORN-FLY writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 6:32:51 AM

the director of The Honeymooners had the same comments
boogiel writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 6:58:55 AM

Nice to see that Ridley is not infected with the disease of political correctness.Blame the jewish people who runs hollywood. I don't give a rat's ass if that sound's anti-semite. It's the truth.
R3tr0burn3r writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 7:31:09 AM

^ Mink. Nowhere in the article was it implied that black people want Moses to be black, in fact the word 'black' wasn't mentioned anywhere. Pharoah was from Egypt and Egyptians don't look white, they look Arabic ie not Caucasian.
R3tr0burn3r writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 7:43:13 AM

... and how exactly did they create Ebola?
Yes Ebola originates in Africa but lets put things into perspective

The English Brought the following to the Americas - bubonic plague, chicken pox, pneumonic plague, cholera, diphtheria, influenza, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, tuberculosis, and whooping cough.

The Conquistadors brought - smallpox and the measles virus.

Most disease that ravage Africa today were brought from european settlers that brought with them domesticated cattle and other animals foreign to the continent.

Captain Cook took typhoid to Hawaii in 1779. Spaniards took smallpox to Mexico in 1520 and by 1618 Mexico’s population had reduced from 20 million to only 1.6 million.
Euroasia was also itself devastated by these epidemics as one community passed them over to another.

In 1839, according to British medical records, six infectious diseases accounted for almost all deaths in Britain: TB, typhus, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery and smallpox. No record or history of such diseases exists outside Euroasia before the advent of European adventures.
baygog writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 9:09:57 AM

Mink, you are the real MCCOY of what a real *sshole is. Your comment about black people are innapropiate and disgusting. The article mearly mentions people of COLOUR. This could mean anything from Chineese, Real Egyptians, Indians ect....It's quite clear you are an *sshole. OMG - People like you are such *ssholes. I would like to meet you " Seriously!!!!!! " I would want to see the *sshole behind the curtain.....
baygog writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 9:11:17 AM

You're sooooo fed up of black people and f*ck Afarica... YOU ARE AN *sshole!!!
baygog writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 9:13:10 AM

You should look at the quality in people and stop sterotypeing - One day we all will look the same way,,,,,,,,,after F*&*^ing each other.... Then poeple like you will have nothing to say......

YOU ARE AN *sshole......
baygog writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 9:16:17 AM

Your condascending comment about Ebola and HIV.... GEEEEEZZZZ --- Read a book!
Phoenix Fire writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 9:53:55 AM

This conversation shouldn't even be about black people. It should be about brown people. Egyptian people. That's how f*cked up white Christians are.

"WE LOVE THE TRUTH BECAUSE JESUS IS THE TRUTH..."


"...BUT WE ONLY WANT TO SEE A WHITE JESUS AND WHITE EXODUS CHARACTERS."


IT'S LAUGHABLE.
Phil writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:36:27 PM

That escalated quickly
Minkοwski writes:
on November 28th, 2014 at 1:37:47 PM

Tee hee.
Curbcooler writes:
on November 29th, 2014 at 12:14:11 PM

MINK: you are a stupid racist Buffon and right wing goon! And based off your irrelevant random rant you are obviously envious of black people. Maybe it's Becuase we are stealing your white women or the fact that over 90 percent of the music number ones the past decade have been by black artists or the fact that the two highest grossing actors the past decade are black, or the fact the white suburban kids are obsessed with black culture.

I could go on but you get the point! Ridley Scott wasn't even talking about African-Americans per se he was mainly talking about brown skinned Egyptians. And yes the trailer does look silly and comes across as a costume show since there are all these pale lily white lookin actors instead of dark skinned brown Egyptian actors. So the characters don't look believable at all.

By the way MINK it was the "white man" that brought all the diseases and viruses to this land in the first place fool!
Skullseeker writes:
on December 4th, 2014 at 12:16:30 PM

Mink.....your anonymity will only last so long and then when they (the Man) finds out who you are and where you live, that will be it....Game over.
I can see the tabloid press releases now "racist bigot jailed for race hate manifesto", your be doing time with our black brothers & that's gonna hurt, your heart, your head & finally your arse hole.

hiding behind your paper thin protection on this site will only last so long, adiós my little Nazi.....adiós.
Skullseeker writes:
on December 4th, 2014 at 12:19:35 PM

in the end we all pay the price for our own actions & words, and you will pay the price eventually. Hate crime is a CRIME !

I wonder how SMUG you will be then ?


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