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***I have no clue as to why the wrong videos are showing up, so I've provided links***
Maybe someone can help me with this one bcz I might have entirely gotten things wrong. So I'm watching this trailer for an upcoming Tom Hanks / Halle Berry movie and I see something really strange. No, not Hanks' facial hair; Jim Sturgess in Yellowface[starts at 1:53]:

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That is Jim Sturgess, right? Anyways, here's the directors explaining the film, in which they comment that the actors are to play multiples rolls: different ages, different races, and different genders[starts at 1:05]:
[link to video]

I don't get it. Even if people are perfectly "cool" about this, how can you look at that guy's face and think he looks perfectly normal? Oh, wow, and it's Jim Sturgess from 21. How odd is that?


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Yuri Kim
Mar. 19th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
Though there were some displeasing moment in the movie, for example, the whole "Yellowface" thing, I do not believe it is as bad as people say.

Personally, I am just glad that Cloud Atlas cast actually had Asian actresses in them and not just a white-washed film. You have Chinese actress Zhou Xun play three small roles, but they are quite significant. She plays a rebellious clone in the future and a protective mother in the even-more-distant future. All character’s played: Talbot / Hotel Manager / Yoona-939 / Rose.

Her makeup she had on as Rose (a white woman) was admittedly quite impressive! :D
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