Is Billy Magnussen’s Aladdin Character a Whitewashed Prince Achmed?
The live-action Aladdin only began production last week but it’s already become the most controversial Disney film in recent years. First, there was a backlash over the casting of half-British, half-Indian actress Naomi Scott in the role of Princess Jasmine and now the news that a brand new white character had been added to script has caused even more outrage. Billy Magnussen – known for his roles in Into The Woods and the upcoming, yet equally controversial, Bruce Lee movie Birth of the Dragon – is set to play a Norwegian royal called Prince Anders, “a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine.”
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