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Sandra Oh says the UK is “behind” on diversity in the film and TV industries

By Rhian Daly

 

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Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri in ‘Killing Eve’ CREDIT: Sid Gentle/BBC America

 

Sandra Oh has spoken about working on British sets, saying the UK TV and film industries are “behind” on diversity on set.

 

The Killing Eve star discussed her experiences of working on the BBC show, in which she plays MI6 agent Eve Polastri.

 

Speaking with Kerry Washington for Variety, Oh said she was “totally used to” being the only Asian woman on a set.

 

“The UK, I’m not afraid to say, is behind,” she said. “I am not only the only Asian person on set, but the development of people behind the camera is very slow in the UK. I don’t know about the rest of Europe.”

 

Full Story: https://www.nme.com/news/tv/sandra-oh-uk-behind-diversity-film-tv-industries-2696941

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14 hours ago, jesimps said:

Almost every show I watch from the UK has non-whites in it, whether the parts call for them or not. Even period dramas.

 

Yes, I was watching one the other day and they had a black bloke playing Othello !! 

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We NEED  a black Sherlock Holmes....I mean like NOW!! An Asian, male midget also needs to play Miss Marple....and Pocahontas needs to be played by a white.......hang on thats not allowed is it???

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Speaking with Kerry Washington for Variety, Oh said she was “totally used to” being the only Asian woman on a set.

and  how  many  white Europeans in her  original  countries  sets?

How long before Sherlock  Holmes is a mixed  race, transgender, vegan (for some members), amputee with learning disabilities?

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7 minutes ago, 248900_1469958220 said:

We NEED  a black Sherlock Holmes....I mean like NOW!! An Asian, male midget also needs to play Miss Marple....and Pocahontas needs to be played by a white.......hang on thats not allowed is it???

posted  minutes  apart,  same  thoughts  though,  getting  more  pathetic  by  the  day, i  should  add   "alien"  into that also so not  to be discriminatory against other planets

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4 hours ago, bodga said:

and  how  many  white Europeans in her  original  countries  sets?

How long before Sherlock  Holmes is a mixed  race, transgender, vegan (for some members), amputee with learning disabilities?

 

In answer to your first question, a lot! She was born near Ottawa. She's been acting in TV and films for a long time. She's Canadian and now a duallie, became a naturalized American citizen a couple of years ago.

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13 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

Wonder how many white Brits are on the sets of Asian tv for a balanced diversity comparison 🤔

The only Brit I remember regularly on asian tv was Gary Glitter.

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18 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

Wonder how many white Brits are on the sets of Asian tv for a balanced diversity comparison 🤔

Yeah, I watched 'the bridge', only one white guy on screen.

Thai/Malay/Korean/Japan ........ no white folk on their TV.

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4 hours ago, Denim said:

 

Yes, I was watching one the other day and they had a black bloke playing Othello !! 

Yes and in the series i watched The artful dodger was black .. i also saw a year or two ago a series about hookers in Victorian times ,the brothel owners were a black male with a white wife ,you really couldnt make it up. just waiting for James Bond to be a black tranny in a wheelchair

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4 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

Yes and in the series i watched The artful dodger was black .. i also saw a year or two ago a series about hookers in Victorian times ,the brothel owners were a black male with a white wife ,you really couldnt make it up. just waiting for James Bond to be a black tranny in a wheelchair

And when they're given a historical movie where casting a black guy would be totally in context (Pirates of the Caribbean), they decide to cast a white woman.

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