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Alexander Skarsgard Questions Lack of Diversity Among Actors: 'There's A Problem'

Alexander Skarsgard Questions Lack of Diversity Among Actors: 'There's A Problem'

Alexander Skarsgard strikes a silly pose while attending the photo call for his latest film War On Everyone held during the 2016 Berlin Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Friday (February 12) in Berlin, Germany.

The 39-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-star Michael Pena and producer of the flick Chris Clark.

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During their press conference, Alexander and Michael opened up about their thoughts on the on-going 2016 Oscars diversity issue.

“There are 20 actors nominated and they’re all white,” Alexander expressed (via THR). “I can’t point to one performance, and say, ‘That guy or that girl shouldn’t have been nominated.’ But systematically, yes, there’s a problem, that there’s not more diversity, that there’s not movies with great characters and roles for people that aren’t white.”

“I don’t think it’s about the Academy that discriminated against one actor or one group for a specific performance, or a movie that was supposed to deserve more nominations,” Michael added. “There’s not enough stories told by people that aren’t white.”

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Credit: Clemens Niehaus, Future Image; Photos: WENN
Posted to: 2016 Berlin Film Festival, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena

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  • Lala

    Never thought that I could love him even more! <3

  • marley

    he’s right. the nominations are a great example OF the problem, not the problem on its own. There is this studio mindset that movies with leads who are of color dont bring in money internationally, that everything is seen through that white point of view. Straight of Compton proved, and proved hard, that that studio mindset is wrong and untrue. it needs to change, now. Im thankful though the nominations started a dialogue that is WELL overdue.

  • marley

    he’s right. the nominations are a great example OF the problem, not the problem on its own. There is this studio mindset that movies with leads who are of color dont bring in money internationally, that everything is seen through that white point of view. Straight of Compton proved, and proved hard, that that studio mindset is wrong and untrue. it needs to change, now. Im thankful though the nominations started a dialogue that is WELL overdue.

  • plez

    Great answer

  • Conte435

    No one gives a fuk.

    You’re not impressing anyone, except the ” diversity” crowd.
    Who don’t watch your films anyways.

    Hollywood is a business not a charity, If these movies made money, Hollywood would be making, that’s why a black cast film is released every month, that’s the market supports .

    They don’t make movies so black actors can be made rich and famous , entitled clowns.

  • http://lastword.freeforums.net/ The Last Word

    He’s right about the lack of diversity. He looks great in blue.

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    Oh shut- you loser. Isn’t this loser dating the British, ie skinnier with a accent, version of Kim Kardashian

    Can’t stand when losers like this spurt empty meanness Pc talking points to look like proper sheep bleating whatever their told to say.

    This guy barely has a career and he’s white /blond, so what his excuse.

    Why didn’t he allow someone who is a “person of colour” to play Tarzan.
    If he thinks such a problem.

  • Sim

    Ahahhahh😉😀😜😏
    The most nominated actress of this century was quoted as saying
    “really we are all Africans”
    Even liberal Hollywood is sick 💤 of these people milking the #Oscarsowhite, Like a fat kid with ice cream.

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