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Adam Beach

Actor

“I don't have an answer for why Hollywood still casts non-ethnic people for ethnic roles. It's something that has to change. Sometimes they'll write a character for a Native person and then say, 'Well, there's no Native actors that can capture the intensity of this character, so let's just make it a white person.' I've seen it time and time again. I also think that people in Hollywood don't… Read more
“I don't have an answer for why Hollywood still casts non-ethnic people for ethnic roles. It's something that has to change. Sometimes they'll write a character for a Native person and then say, 'Well, there's no Native actors that can capture the intensity of this character, so let's just make it a white person.' I've seen it time and time again. I also think that people in Hollywood don't believe that a Native or an ethnic person can be a draw and make money. There's so much politics involved. ” Read less