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Tilda Swinton Releases Emails with Margaret Cho About Whitewashing of 'Doctor Strange'

When Tilda Swinton was involved in a whitewashing controversy over her character The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, the Oscar-winning actress confided in Margaret Cho over email to try and understand the public’s perception. Now, their email conversation has been published online with her permission.

Tilda released the emails after Margaret said in a podcast that they got into “kind of a fight about why the part should not have gone to her.”

“Basically, it ended with her saying, ‘Well, I’m producing a movie with Steven Yeun starring,” Margaret said on the TigerBelly podcast.

Tilda‘s rep sent the full exchange to Jezebel with the following statement: “Since you asked for a response to a story you published today about the substance and tone of a correspondence between Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton, Tilda offers you the entire unedited and only conversation she has ever had with Margaret – with her gratitude for the opportunity to clarify and with all good wishes to all.”

Margaret spoke out about the release of the emails. “Asian actors should play Asian roles,” she told EW. “I believe my emails stand on their own and should be taken for the spirit in which they were intended. I am grateful that the debate has now entered the national discussion and remain a huge fan of Tilda‘s.”

Click through the slideshow to read each of the emails…

'Doctor Strange' Wins Box Office, 'Arrival' Opens Strong

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange has won the weekend box office once again with a whopping $43 million earned for the second weekend in a row!

The film has earned a domestic total of $153 million in its two weekends at the box office, Variety reports.

Coming in at number two is the Justin Timberlake film Trolls with an estimated $35 million earned this weekend.

Amy Adams‘ film Arrival placed in the third spot this weekend, earning $24 million in the opening weekend!

Rounding out the top five are Almost Christmas with $15.6 million and Hacksaw Ridge with $10.8 million, respectively.

'Doctor Strange' Easily Tops Box Office With $85 Million Debut!

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s new film Doctor Strange brought in a whopping $85 million, making it the No. 1 movie this weekend!

According to THR, the new Marvel film earned an additional $118.7 million overseas this weekend as well.

Coming in second was the new animated film Trolls, starring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, which earned $45.6 million in its first outing.

Taking the No. 3 spot was Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer‘s new movie Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, which debuted to $14.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Boo! A Madea Halloween and Inferno, which earned $7.8 and $6.2 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Loving, which stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as an interracial couple, impressed with an average of $48,750 per theater in Los Angeles and New York.

'Doctor Strange' End Credits Scene Details Revealed (Spoilers!)

Marvel’s Doctor Strange is blasting into theaters everywhere this weekend and we are officially advising you to stay in your seats after the movie because the end credits scenes need to be seen!

If you don’t end up staying though, we have you covered as we’ve gathered all the crucial moments right here.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch and the end credits scene brings his character into other parts of the Marvel universe as he meets other important superheroes that you have grown to love.

Make sure not to read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled the post contains spoilers, so considered yourself warned!

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Benedict Cumberbatch & Rachel McAdams Attend 'Doctor Strange' Fan Event in the UK!

Benedict Cumberbatch walks the red carpet with his pregnant wife Sophie Hunter at the UK fan screening of Doctor Strange on Monday (October 24) at The Cloisters at Westminster Abbey in London, England.

The 40-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelson, and Benedict Wong.

Earlier in the day, Benedict was seen stopping by BBC Radio.

Make sure to catch the new Marvel movie in theaters on November 4!

FYI: Rachel is wearing an Elie Saab dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Benedict and Sophie are both wearing Valentino. Tilda is wearing a Schiaparelli suit. Mads is wearing a Canali suit.

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