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Here’s How Natalie Portman Responded to ‘Annihilation’ Whitewashing Questions

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Here's How Natalie Portman Responded to 'Annihilation' Whitewashing Questions

Natalie Portman was requested concerning the allegations of whitewashing in her new film Annihilation.

It’s revealed within the second e-book within the “Annihilation” collection that Natalie‘s character is of Asian descent.

“Well, that does sound problematic, but I’m hearing it here first,” Natalie responded when requested by Yahoo.

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“We need more representation of Asians on film, of Hispanics on film, of blacks on film, women and particularly women of color, Native Americans — I mean, we just don’t have enough representation,” Natalie continued. “And also these categories like ‘white’ and ‘nonwhite’ — they’re imagined classifications but have real-life consequences. … And I hope that begins to change, because I think everyone is becoming more conscious of it, which hopefully will make change.”

“It’s probably a valid criticism. I didn’t know that,” Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie‘s co-star, added.

Annihilation opens in theaters on February 23.

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Source: Just Jared

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