“he ain’t latino” says John Leguizamo after James Franco casted as fidel castro

BARRIO – Leguizamo, was not the only one upset. Top Gun: Maverick actor Danny Ramirez also subtweeted an article reporting the news and wrote, “What the f**k.”

Leguizamo blasted the Franco news just days after telling the Los Angeles Times that even he can’t break through Hollywood’s glass ceiling because “it’s made out of plexiglass and it’s bulletproof, and you can’t get past it.”

Franco is far from the only actor in Hollywood for taking heat over being cast as a Latinx figure. Javier Bardem got similar treatment when he was cast as Cuban-born Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos. Bardem, born in Spain, swung back at those critics in a profile for The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m an actor and that’s what I do for a living, try to be people that I’m not,” Franco is far from the only actor in Hollywood for taking heat over being cast as a Latinx figure. Javier Bardem got similar treatment when he was cast as Cuban-born Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos. Bardem, born in Spain, swung back at those critics in a profile for The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m an actor and that’s what I do for a living, try to be people that I’m not,” he explained. “What do we do with Marlon Brando playing Vito Corleone? What do we do with Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep? Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln? Why does this conversation happen with people with accents. You have your accent. That’s where you belong. That’s tricky.”

Alina of Cuba is the second film Franco has landed in as many months. Less than a month ago, it was announced that Franco is set to star in the coming-of-age period drama Me, You, some four years after stepping out of the spotlight amid controversy. . “What do we do with Marlon Brando playing Vito Corleone? What do we do with Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep? Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln? Why does this conversation happen with people with accents. You have your accent. That’s where you belong. That’s tricky.”

Alina of Cuba is the second film Franco has landed in as many months. Less than a month ago, it was announced that Franco is set to star in the coming-of-age period drama Me, You, some four years after stepping out of the spotlight amid controversy

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