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Old January 18 2014, 11:53 PM   #43
Nerys Myk
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Re: Name your imponderables for Star Trek

Robbiesan wrote: View Post
Should a white European play Othello? I doubt it. I think we'd be appalled by someone wearing black face today.
Thats not the question. The question is, should Othello be played by anyone but a Moor?

Was there a need to make Linda Park a Japanese person? Nope. The Korean culture is just as rich and diverse.
Hoshi was Japanese before Park was cast. Just as Picard was French before Stewart was cast. They decided to keep them as written.

Should efffort be made to locate authentic folks to fill cultural roles. You betcha. That's far more believable.
Or they could go with the best actor from the general ethnic group and let them act. Getting the cultural stuff right is part of the job.

And why should anyone use a false accent? Not when it's simple to alter the character's history or to work with a speech coach to acquire one.
Why would it be false if he's speaking English the way he was taught?
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