The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

Episode 4

27th February 2020

Samuel L. Jackson once mused what an African American actor would have done with Daniel Kaluuya’s role in Get Out, sparking a heated debate about casting Black British Actors for quintessentially American roles. Cynthia Erivo’s Oscar nod for Harriet Tubman and her upcoming portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Genius has given this conversation more urgency. Tre’Vell and Jarrett break down why this is such a thorny issue, and also why it matters.

Episode notes

Samuel L. Jackson once mused what an African American actor would have done with Daniel Kaluuya’s role in Get Out, sparking a heated debate about casting Black British Actors for quintessentially American roles. Although that controversy raged years ago, it continued to simmer. With Cynthia Erivo’s Oscar nod for playing Harriet Tubman in Harriet, and her upcoming portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Genius, this debate has erupted again, giving this conversation more urgency. On this week’s FANTI, Tre’Vell and Jarrett break down why this is such a thorny issue, and also why it matters.

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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).

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