Kate Beckinsale Talks About The Whiteout Controversy
In this exclusive MTV video clip, we hear the actress' thoughts on playing Carrie Stetko in Whiteout as well as her views on the controversial changes to the graphic novel. Video may contain spoilers...
Reviews for Whiteout have been..mixed(to put it kindly) so far. But could the major changes that were made to the characters in Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber's graphic novel be part of the reason why the story didn't translate well? Check out this MTV interview with the movies star Kate Beckinsale and let me know what you think..
Beckinsale maintains that she did not receive a copy of the graphic novel until long after she signed on to the movie.
"I was sent the graphic novel much more as a reference of this where this script came from," said the actress. "I like the fact that the character was this sort of tortured, sort of funny, person who has a point in her life where she won’t be trusting anybody."
I was not aware of this having never read the graphic novels, but apparently a lot of fans are up in arms over some major changes to the source. In particular, the gender change from female to male of the U.N agent(played by "The Spirit" star Gabriel Macht who assists Stetko. The graphic novel apparently hints at a little more than a friendship between the two ladies.
"It wasn’t really up to me," said Beckinsale. "By the time it got to me it was well past the graphic novel stage. ... But by then, [Stetko] hadn’t been a lesbian for quite a while by the time I got a hold of it."
I cant say I'm surprised really. Hollywood's lack of balls when it comes to something as "controversial" as a homosexual lead character is astounding. They will churn out the occasional "Brokeback Mountain" to point at in their defense. But this major character change is ridiculous.
I mean even thinking about it from a marketing standpoint, are these people so blind as to think putting this woman
in a movie were she plays a lesbian is going to turn OFF prospective audiences? I guess my finger just isn't on the pulse of society!
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