'Homeland' Actor Argues for White Actors Playing Black Roles

By Mike Fishmore | May 6, 2024

Portray characters

David Harewood, known for his role in "Homeland," criticized Hollywood's obsession with matching actors to the identities of the characters they portray. 
 

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He controversially suggested that White individuals should have the freedom to darken their skin and portray characters of color.
 

Identity politics

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, David Harewood, the newly appointed president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Britain, criticized the use of identity politics in casting choices.