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Peter Dinklage responds to whitewashing claims

Splash News FR
Splash News FR
Peter Dinklage has spoken out after claims of "whitewashing" regarding his role in 'My Dinner With Hervé'.



The 'Game of Thrones' actor plays 'James Bond' star Hervé Villechaize - who played henchman Nick Nack in 'The Man with the Golden Gun' - in the upcoming HBO movie, and has responded to fans who suggested he shouldn't have been cast as someone they claimed was half-French and half-Filipino.



Speaking to 'Entertainment Weekly' Dinklage explained: "The internet is the best thing and the worst thing. The funny thing about the backlash is it addresses what we address in the film about not judging a book by its cover.



"Hervé was judged by how he looked, and cast and perceived to be who he is accordingly. It says [Villechiaze was half-Filipino] on Wikipedia. Family members can't change information on there."



After pointing out that a lot of what is said online isn't actually true, Dinklage admitted he agrees with the backlash about whitewashing when it's an accurate complaint.

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