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Here's What Happened When White Actors Were Told To "Act Whiter"

"Really round those vowels!"

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So what happens when the script is flipped and white actors are told to "act whiter" to get a part?

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Liz Plank, host of Mic's Flip the Script series, and Broad City's Arturo Castro played casting directors for a day to find out.

They were looking for actors for a bit of "exotic flair," so directed them to try the scene a little "whiter." / Via

Arturo drew on stuff he's been told in auditions all the time, like exaggerating an accent to sound like he "just jumped the fence."


Jokes aside, the experiment really just presents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how Latinos (and others) are represented in film and on TV.

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