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    What Is Gal Gadot’s ‘Cleopatra’ Whitewashing Controversy?

    The ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot‘s film ‘Cleopatra‘ caught controversies even before the film’s making started. Cleopatra, on whom this movie will be based, has been the talk of the town recently. However, the casting of Gal Gadot as Cleopatra hasn’t been responded to too well by the viewers.

    Movies about Cleopatra have been made for a long time now. One of the most famous movies made about the Egyptian queen was acted by the very famous Elizabeth Taylor. Let us see what Gal Gadot’s perception of this movie will be like.

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    What Is The ‘Cleopatra’ Whitewashing Controversy?

    Gal Gadot has come forward to play the titular character and co-produce this ‘Cleopatra’ movie. The film is going to be directed by Kari Skogland. Skogland is known for making hit movies such as ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’ However, the film is being accused of “cultural whitewashing.”

    Many viewers have commented that the creators should have given the role of Cleopatra to an Arab or African actress, as it would have been more appropriate. Director Lexi Alexander said, citing the reconstruction of Cleopatra’s face, a black actress should have been cast in the film.

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    What Are Gal Gadot’s Comments Regarding ‘Cleopatra’?

    Following accusations of whitewashing, Gal Gadot has not stepped back in defending the intentions of her movie. “First of all if you want to be true to the facts then Cleopatra was Macedonian,” the ‘Red Notice’ actress said. This was in response to claims that the role should have been given to an Arab or African actress.

    She said that a Macedonian actress was on the lookout, but since they didn’t find one, and Gadot herself was very passionate about it, they went forward with her casting. Gadot also mentions in an interview with Instyle saying “I can’t reveal a lot, but I can tell you that we’re going to celebrate the Cleopatra story.”

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