Famous yet controversial director Woody Allen says that won’t hire a black actor unless the role requires one. Huh? That like saying Yes all of my best friends are black. During an interview with the New York Observer Woody was asked why black actors are not featured in his films. Well old Woody all of a sudden got very uncomfortable with the question.
“Not unless I write a story that requires it. You don’t hire people based on race. You hire people based on who is correct for the part. The implication is that I’m deliberately not hiring black actors, which is stupid. I cast only what’s right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part.”
Woody then went on to say he is friendly with Spike Lee. Wow!
I personally do not care if Woody cast a black actors or not, there is new blood behind the scenes now and they are writing roles for everybody. If Mr. Allen thinks that his philosophy on hiring black actors is acceptable than so be it. We are talking about a man who had an affair then married his adopted daughter. So with the being said I am moving on………………….. NEXT!