18 Roles Actors Were Rejected From For Ridiculous — And Offensive — Reasons

18 Roles Actors Were Rejected From For Ridiculous — And Offensive — Reasons

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Priyanka Chopra was rejected from a 2017 movie role for her race. “I was out for a movie, and somebody [from the studio] called one of my agents and said, ‘She’s the wrong…’ ― what word did they use? ― ‘…physicality.’ So in my defense as an actor, I’m like, ‘Do I need to be skinnier? Do I need to get in shape? Do I need to have abs?’ Like, what does ‘wrong physicality’ mean?” Chopra told InStyle. “And then my agent broke it down for me. Like, ‘I think, Priy, they meant that they wanted someone who’s not brown.'”