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Twitter says Will Smith is benefiting from “Brown Privilege”

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According to Entertainment Weekly, American actor, Will Smith will star as Venus and Serena Williams Dad in ‘King Richard.’

EW revealed on Monday that the actor is set to portray the tennis stars father. The film centers Richard as he coaches the girls into becoming two of the greatest athletes of our time.

Deadline further revealed that Richard put together a 78-page plan for his girls’ tennis careers when they were just four years old. He taught the girls the game’s fundamentals on neglected tennis courts in Compton, California.

What a great untold story to be shared, right? Well, things get complicated when Smith –– who is a phenomenal actor looks nothing remotely close to Richard. Smith is several shades lighter, and during a critical time when Hollywood is being called out for lack of diversity and dark skin representation in the Black acting community, this wasn’t easy for fans to digest.

Some believe casting agents entirely missed the mark and others are blaming Smith for taking the role in the first place.

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Woody Allen self-releases ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Trailer starring Selena Gomez and Timothée Chalamet

The first trailer for “A Rainy Day In New York” has finally be released, by Woody Allen himself. The film, which stars Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Jude Law and Diego Luna, looks to center around “two young people who arrive in New York for a weekend where they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.”

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Filmmakers protest anti-abortion laws at Cannes Film festival

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Cannes Film festival has kicked off with an interesting start! On Saturday, moments before the premiere of a controversial Argentine documentary, centering abortion rights, dozens of women used the red carpet as a meeting place to protest against the issue.

The group of women reportedly included filmmakers who wore green ahead of the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let It Be Law.”

Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion last year. A modified version of the bill will be presented to Congress on May 28, per AP.

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, including those involving pregnancies from rape or incest.

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Octavia Spencer discusses role in ‘Ma’ at film’s L.A. Premiere

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Octavia Spencer hit the red carpet at the premiere of her new horror movie “Ma” on Thursday night (May 16) at the Regal LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

“I am really excited! It’s a labor of love,” she said during a brief interview where she discussed her role as Sue Ann.

Spencer plays a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. She described the character as “very different” but still thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the character.

“I like not being contained but keeping her grounded in every way possible,” she continued. “We’ve all been teenagers at some point in our lives and I think that’s what’s so relatable about Sue Ann. We’ve all been on the outside looking in at some point, especially as kids.”

The Oscar-winning actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Allison Janney, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis, McKaley Miller, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, and Tanyell Waivers.

Director Tate Taylor made an appearance as well. Taylor previously worked with Spencer on the award-winning motion picture “The Help” in 2011.

“Ma” lands in theaters May 31.

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