I think it just generally needs to applauded that POCs are being cast, despite them not being the same ethnicity as the character. But on the finer points, it does create tension, especially with the case of Zhang Ziyi in Memoirs of a Geisha given the history between China and Japan. As a Chinese person who has been exposed to the tension between the two countries, I completely understand why some Japanese people were upset over the casting, especially since geishas play such an integral role in Japanese culture. But, if you were viewing the film as a person who isn’t Asian and can’t really differentiate between the physical features pertaining to different parts of Asia, it really just makes no difference whether the actress is Japanese or Chinese or even Korean. It all depends on how faithful the director wants to be. For some, it’s good enough to cast someone who looks the part. Others may want to be as accurate as possible. I mean, if you think about it, it’s not uncommon for Caucasians to play roles outside of their own ethnicity. Adelaide Kane is Australian and she plays Mary Queen of Scots. That just goes to show that it doesn’t really matter in most cases. Obviously sometimes it will create problems on a smaller scale (like the case with Memoirs of a Geisha), but given Hollywood’s history of whitewashing, I think we just need to be happy that they’re casting outside of the box now.
BUT I’VE GOT SO MUCH WICKEDNESS AND SIN. For the cut-throat ladies dressed in white lace trying to cage the blackness in their heart. [listen]
1. Siren Song - Bat For Lashes // 2. Satellite Heart - Anya Marina // 3. Dark in My Imagination - Of Verona // 4. Gods and Monsters - Lana Del Rey // 5. Howl - Florence + the Machine // 6. Eyes of Fire - Blue Foundation // 7. Smother - Daughter // 8. Black Dog - Kelli Schaefer // 9. We Must Be Killers - Mikky Ekko // 10. Carmen - Lana Del Rey // 11. Teen Idle - Marina & the Diamonds
"i don’t need to write that down, i’ll rememb—"
Saoirse Ronan attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2 in West Hollywood
Stiles/Lydia + Roses
requested by stiles—derek
Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.
Imagine if Sirius could have raised Harry and when he sent a howler to him in his second year for driving the car to school.
"I’M NOT EVEN MAD, I’M ACTUALLY IMPRESSED. MERLIN’S BLOODY BALLS I’M PROUD."
And Remus in the background “SIRIUS NO.”
Yepp, go ahead (:
Emma Watson attending the 86th Annual Academy Awards (March 2, 2014)