Mark is executive producing the movie, which has already been filmed. Many have criticized the movie, saying a transgender woman should portray the character, rather than a cisgender actor.
“To the Trans community. I hear you. It’s wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It’s time,” Mark wrote. “In all honesty I suggested Matt for the role after the profound experience I had with him while making ‘The Normal Heart.’”
One Twitter user replied, “Especially given how he has handled interactions with actual trans women, I would suggest a recast. now,” to which Mark wrote back, “The movie is already shot and Matt poured his heart and soul into this part. Please have a little compassion. We are all learning.”
To the Trans community. I hear you. It's wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It's time.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 31, 2016
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