Why Gal Gadot is cast as Cleopatra in Biopic is problematic

Why Gal Gadot is cast as Cleopatra in Biopic is problematic
Why Gal Gadot is cast as Cleopatra in Biopic is problematic
That was announced this morning Gal Gadot was occupied as Kleopatra in an upcoming biopic. The actress has teamed up with Wonder woman Director Patty Jenkins again for the historical strip.

“As you may have heard, I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to screen in a way never seen before,” Gadot tweeted.

“To tell your story through the eyes of women for the first time, both behind and in front of the camera.”

She added, “I love taking new trips, I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life. Cleopatra is a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time. Can’t be more grateful for this A-Team !! ”

Films based on the Egyptian queen have been a point of contention for many, many years.

Several Hollywood studios struggled to get projects related to Cleopatra off the ground, and Variety covered it Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga It was rumored that at some point she would star in a movie based on the historical character.

The reason for the controversy is that there has been much debate about her race and skin color, as some scholars believe she is of Greek descent while others believe she is black. These are just two of the many theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian queen.

In the 1963 film Kleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor She is known to have portrayed the title character, and to this day she continues to be Flak for taking on the role because while people still can’t agree on what Cleopatra looked like, one thing is certain: she’s not white.

News of Gadot’s casting in the new film rekindled the online debate, and punters raised eyebrows at the film.

One person noted that Hollywood would certainly have been the obvious choice for the role Scharlachroter Johanssonconsidering it’s cute playing Asian and trans roles as a Cis White Woman.

The movie’s lead actor and director haven’t addressed the backlash yet.

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