Construction on Hollywood and Argyle.

Construction on Hollywood and Argyle.

I’m moving out of Hollywood. Capital Records building from my old apartment last week.

I’m moving out of Hollywood. Capital Records building from my old apartment last week.

Hey, remember that time that Jewel Staite was chilling outside my apartment because they were crashing a car for The LA Complex?

Finally pulled that off of my phone.

jhameia:

karnythia:

masteradept:

goldenheartedrose:

captain-ray-assbutt:

psilentasincjelli:

all-four-cheekbones:

batched:

grimdarkthroes:

cupcakesandrocketships:

Casting appreciation gif.

This seriously pisses me off because TWO men of the “correct” ethnicity/race were asked to play the role of Khan. I don’t remember their names because this back when Into Darkness was in casting yo but they BOTH DECLINED.
So there’s a HUGE difference between “well, we asked the best in the business and they both said no, so we should go with another actor of the ‘incorrect’ race who is also very well suited for the role” and doing what the Hunger Games did which is literally only let white girls audition for Katniss. 
When actors decline there is fuckall you can do. It’s shitty, no doubt, that Khan ended up being white, but BC did a great job in the role, while knowing he was third choice. I won’t begrudge him for taking it, and I won’t begrudge the casting crew for going with him after their best actors declined. 

^ Bless.

Because we know there are only two talented actors of color in the entire English-speaking world.

wow they made two whole attempts WOW THAT FIXES EVERYTHING

when exactly did that happen because from what i heard they cast cumberbatch without telling him the full details of the role and then revealed them later/cast him as john harrison and changed the role to khan later on after it was too late to back out (which doesn’t make it ok of course)

Precisely.
I call bullshit on the commentary that they “tried” to cast a POC as Khan.

So two…2 actors of color refused and they go with a pale, pasty, white dude. Shiit, I call BULLSHIT! Someone needs to pull up that post with all of the Indian actors in it, you know all of the Indian actors who could have played Khan…don’t give me your excuses, your results are plain and clear. You didn’t even try, you got your white man as Khan, now go throw yourself into a sun with JJ.

Abrams pretended for how long that Cumberbatch wasn’t playing Khan? Yeah I know as an actor of color signing up for a role where you’re told nothing in advance is totally a good idea. Or you know…not. Mind you, I don’t buy this after market myth that any POC were offered the role in the first place.

Given how every shot of Cabbagepatch feels like the camera is sucking his dick, I’m not buying the “THEY TRIED” until there’s an official statement. From the guys they allegedly tried to hire.


Here’s a good summary about what we know about Abram’s many pointless lies about Khan. The big point of news here is that Benicio del Toro was in talks to play Khan, but they fell through for unstated reasons. After that, Edgar Ramirez (a Venezuelan actor) and Jordi Molla (a Spanish actor) were being considered and may have auditioned, but there’s no indication that there was ever any offer or negotiations with either of them. It is also likely that other actors were being considered at the same time (including Cobblepot, whose casting was announced only a few weeks later).

We have no evidence that there were ever any actors of Indian descent considered for the role of Khan Noonien Singh

jhameia:

karnythia:

masteradept:

goldenheartedrose:

captain-ray-assbutt:

psilentasincjelli:

all-four-cheekbones:

batched:

grimdarkthroes:

cupcakesandrocketships:

Casting appreciation gif.

This seriously pisses me off because TWO men of the “correct” ethnicity/race were asked to play the role of Khan. I don’t remember their names because this back when Into Darkness was in casting yo but they BOTH DECLINED.

So there’s a HUGE difference between “well, we asked the best in the business and they both said no, so we should go with another actor of the ‘incorrect’ race who is also very well suited for the role” and doing what the Hunger Games did which is literally only let white girls audition for Katniss. 

When actors decline there is fuckall you can do. It’s shitty, no doubt, that Khan ended up being white, but BC did a great job in the role, while knowing he was third choice. I won’t begrudge him for taking it, and I won’t begrudge the casting crew for going with him after their best actors declined. 

^ Bless.

Because we know there are only two talented actors of color in the entire English-speaking world.

wow they made two whole attempts WOW THAT FIXES EVERYTHING

when exactly did that happen because from what i heard they cast cumberbatch without telling him the full details of the role and then revealed them later/cast him as john harrison and changed the role to khan later on after it was too late to back out (which doesn’t make it ok of course)

Precisely.

I call bullshit on the commentary that they “tried” to cast a POC as Khan.

So two…2 actors of color refused and they go with a pale, pasty, white dude. Shiit, I call BULLSHIT! Someone needs to pull up that post with all of the Indian actors in it, you know all of the Indian actors who could have played Khan…don’t give me your excuses, your results are plain and clear. You didn’t even try, you got your white man as Khan, now go throw yourself into a sun with JJ.

Abrams pretended for how long that Cumberbatch wasn’t playing Khan? Yeah I know as an actor of color signing up for a role where you’re told nothing in advance is totally a good idea. Or you know…not. Mind you, I don’t buy this after market myth that any POC were offered the role in the first place.

Given how every shot of Cabbagepatch feels like the camera is sucking his dick, I’m not buying the “THEY TRIED” until there’s an official statement. From the guys they allegedly tried to hire.

Here’s a good summary about what we know about Abram’s many pointless lies about Khan. The big point of news here is that Benicio del Toro was in talks to play Khan, but they fell through for unstated reasons. After that, Edgar Ramirez (a Venezuelan actor) and Jordi Molla (a Spanish actor) were being considered and may have auditioned, but there’s no indication that there was ever any offer or negotiations with either of them. It is also likely that other actors were being considered at the same time (including Cobblepot, whose casting was announced only a few weeks later).

We have no evidence that there were ever any actors of Indian descent considered for the role of Khan Noonien Singh

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Two pictures from the Cape Town film festival at the Egyptian Theater this weekend. Most of the other good ones are still on GeekPsyche’s phone.

Limos Only. 

Life in Hollywood. Book of Mormon opens tonight at the Pantages.

Limos Only.

Life in Hollywood. Book of Mormon opens tonight at the Pantages.

The Borders at Sunset and Vine. Shuttered, but gorgeous.

The Borders at Sunset and Vine. Shuttered, but gorgeous.

Andy Dick is selling poetry.

Andy Dick is selling poetry.

Life in Hollywood. Go outside to see where the music is coming from, discover a street fair.

Life in Hollywood. Go outside to see where the music is coming from, discover a street fair.

Awesome Covers! From the restroom of Birds on Franklin

Awesome Covers! From the restroom of Birds on Franklin

Nickelodeon had a blimp in Hollywood for the Kids’ Choice Awards, the other day

Nickelodeon had a blimp in Hollywood for the Kids’ Choice Awards, the other day

New Year

New Year

Filming on Lower Grand, Downtown Los Angeles. Apparently, it’s a commercial for Chevy.

Filming on Lower Grand, Downtown Los Angeles. Apparently, it’s a commercial for Chevy.

socaleveryday:

Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? (by NatashaBishop)
From behind the Hollywood sign with the Hollywood reservoir on the right and downtown LA in the distance

socaleveryday:

Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? (by NatashaBishop)

From behind the Hollywood sign with the Hollywood reservoir on the right and downtown LA in the distance