Peter Dinklage responds to whitewashing claims

  • 6 years ago
Peter Dinklage has spoken out after claims of "whitewashing" regarding his role in 'My Dinner With Hervé'.

The 'Game of Thrones' actor plays 'James Bond' star Hervé Villechaize - who played henchman Nick Nack in 'The Man with the Golden Gun' - in the upcoming HBO movie, and has responded to fans who suggested he shouldn't have been cast as someone they claimed was half-French and half-Filipino.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Weekly' Dinklage explained: "The internet is the best thing and the worst thing. The funny thing about the backlash is it addresses what we address in the film about not judging a book by its cover.

"Hervé was judged by how he looked, and cast and perceived to be who he is accordingly. It says [Villechiaze was half-Filipino] on Wikipedia. Family members can't change information on there."

After pointing out that a lot of what is said online isn't actually true, Dinklage admitted he agrees with the backlash about whitewashing when it's an accurate complaint.