John Leguizamo criticized the all-white cast of Super Mario Brothers and their lack of “Latin headlines” on Saturday.
The 62-year-old actor, who played Luigi on the 1993 live show, has criticized casting choices as the film sees Chris Pratt play the iconic role of Italian plumber Mario.
After the release of the first trailer for the upcoming movie, John voiced his concerns while praising the innovative portrayal of “original” color blindness.
Ideas: John Leguizamo, 62, criticized the all-white cast of Super Mario Bros., and their lack of “Latin titles” on Saturday (pictured March 2022)
He penned on Twitter: “Very happy to reboot #SuperMarioBros! She’s obviously creative [enough].
‘But too bad they all went white! No latinas in the lead! Pioneering casting color blindness in the original! Plus I’m the only one who knows how to make this movie work in terms of script! “
The Latin term is intended to be gender-neutral, and includes transgender or non-binary people.
Not happy: After the release of the first trailer for the upcoming movie (pictured), John voiced his concerns while praising the innovative, color-blind portrayal of the ‘origin’
Criticism: He wrote on Twitter: “But it’s a pity they’ve gone white! No Latinx in the lead! Innovative design for originally color blind!
Attach three shots of himself as Luigi and Bob Hoskins, who played Mario, from the 1993 movie.
In the caption, he wrote: “Apologize for this movie now!”
The reboot sees Chis take on the role of Mario while American actor Charlie Day will play his twin brother Luigi.
John has long been an advocate for Latino actors in Hollywood, which extended to sit at the 2020 Emmy Awards after no Latin actors were nominated in acting categories that year.
Role: New film sees Chris Pratt (pictured) take on the iconic role of Italian plumber Mario
Super Mario fans got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated animated movie starring Chris and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach on Thursday.
The first trailer for the upcoming movie, Super Mario Bros., has been released. and started with a fanfare with Bowser (Jack Black) who was awarded a Gold Star after facing an army of penguins.
He then offers Mario landing in the Mushroom Kingdom and meeting the Frog (Kegan Michael Key).
UPCOMING: Super Mario fans got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated animated movie starring Chris and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach on Thursday
sidekick! Mario’s brother Luigi will be played by American actor Charlie Day
In June, Chris opened up discussing his landing the role of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, because he is not of Italian heritage.
The Minnesota native, 43, spoke with Variety about the idea that some people could be swayed by the dialect he uses to play the famous video game plumber, with a number of people taking to social media last fall questioning the choice.
“I’ve worked very closely with directors and tried a few things and settled on something I’m really proud of, and I can’t wait for people to see and hear it,” Pratt said.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy star explained that the movie was “not a live action movie” but an “animated voice narrative,” adding, “I wouldn’t wear a plumber’s suit that works all over the place.”
One of the film’s producers, Chris Meldandry, told TooFab last November of Pratt’s performance: ‘All I can say is the voice he gives us, and Mario, he’s amazing. Yes, I can’t wait for people to hear that.
“As an Italian-American, he understood ‘the comments,'” Meledandri said, adding that “Charlie Day, who plays Luigi, actually comes from Italian heritage. Yes, this is our gesture.
Issues: The Minnesota native, 43, spoke with Variety about the idea that some people could be influenced by the dialect he uses to play the famous video game plumber.
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