Cynthia (csakuras) wrote,

You have got to be kidding me

Due in theaters in summer 2010, "Airbender" has already begun to face a bit of controversy over the casting of white actors like Rathbone, Ringer and McCartney to play Asian characters — a concern the actor was quick to dismiss. "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan," he said of the transformation he'll go through to look more like Sokka. "It's one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit."

(From here.)

I'll admit that he's got the attitude right for Sokka, but that line? Makes him sound like a douchebag. He's practically saying "Oh it's all right, I just need to put on a little blackface..."

EDIT: Also, holy crap he's 24 years old. Isn't Sokka supposed to be like 15???
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