Nia Long Was Rejected For “Charlies Angels” Because She “Looked Too Old” Opposite Drew Barrymore
Written by B87FM on July 18, 2020
If there’s one one who seems to be as if she stopped ageing at 25, it is Nia Lengthy. The veteran actress has starred in a few of our favourite movies together with Boyz n the Hood, Love Jones, Friday, Soul Meals, The Greatest Man, Mooz-lum, and plenty of extra. Following actress Thandie Newton’s current revelation that she turned down the 2000 movie Charlie’s Angels position of Alex Munday as a result of she believed the imaginative and prescient for the character was sexist and racist, Nia Lengthy informed Insider that she, too, was thought-about for the half for a quick second. Nonetheless, her agent informed her that manufacturing believed that Nia “appeared too outdated” to behave reverse Drew Barrymore who starred within the movie as Dylan Sanders. Drew is 4 years youthful than Nia.
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“The suggestions that I obtained from my agent was, ‘She simply appeared too outdated and complex to be subsequent to Drew Barrymore,'” the actress stated. “I used to be like, ‘What?’ I like Drew Barrymore, I feel she’s wonderful, however I feel that was only a good technique to say you are a bit of too Black. Personally, that is what I feel. As a result of in case you discover there have been no brown pores and skin [actors]. I imply, truthfully, I’d have been the Blackest factor within the movie.”
The a part of Alex Munday later went to Lucy Liu who is 2 years older than Nia Lengthy.
“And I am considering to myself, it is an actor’s option to stroll within the room how they wish to look, but it surely’s a director’s imaginative and prescient to assist create and curate a personality,” Nia added. “So in case you could not see past the truth that I had on a blazer and a pair of denims then that was clearly not the job and alternative for me. So, no drawback, I will hold it transferring.”