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Casting For Golda Meir Film Sparks ‘Jew-face’ Debate

Casting For Golda Meir Film Sparks ‘Jew-face’ Debate
Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir in the upcoming biopic of the late-Israeli leader - Click the link for more details.

i24news International Culture Casting for Golda Meir film sparks ‘Jew-face’ debate Casting for Golda Meir film sparks ‘Jew-face’ debate 3 min read AP Photo/Brynn AndersonHelen Mirren poses for photographers upon arrival at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, July 7, 2021.Helen Mirren plays Golda Meir in the upcoming biopic of the late-Israeli leader Actor Helen Mirren will play Israel’s former prime minister Golda Meir in the late-Jewish leader’s upcoming biopic, sparking controversy over the fact that Mirren is not Jewish.” “[Lipman] thinks there is something specifically Jewish about Golda Meir that requires a Jew to play here,” Sacerdoti said.“There are people who feel that just as white people shouldn’t play black people in films… that transexual roles should be played by genuine transexuals, so do they believe Jews should only be played by Jewish actors,” i24NEWS correspondent Jonathan Sacerdoti said.

” “But perhaps they are overextending it,” Sacerdoti said.Some in the Jewish community voiced disapproval over the film’s casting of Meir, in a contentious issue that comes amid a cultural revolution in the fair representation of minorities in Hollywood.

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