INHUMANS Actor Anson Mount Blasts GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn On Twitter
Anson Mount, who played Black Bolt in the now defunct Inhumans TV series, has taken issue with some Tweets from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, and publicly called him out...
James Gunn's provocative nature has landed him in hot water on Twitter in the past, but this time he seems to have pissed off a fellow (well, former) Marvel alum for a far less offensive series of Tweets.
After telling an anecdote about Djimon Hounsou being surprised by how tall Chris Pratt was, The Guardians of the Galaxy director mentioned that he wished actors - men, in particular - would stop lying about their height in order to land a job.
This evidentially struck a nerve with former Marvel's Inhumans actor Anson Mount, who proceeded to blast Gunn for his comments.
Well, James. It kinda shouldn’t fuc*in’ matter. Industry’s use of “height” is shorthand for male dominance/ “masculinity” (particularly re: female counterparts). Here’s a better idea: present US with your measurements when we walk through the door. We’ll likely be underwhelmed. https://t.co/QMNS3levwa— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) June 15, 2021
Gunn responded by pointing out that "as a director, it does matter, because when you’re shooting two or more people the heights make a difference in how it’s shot. And sometimes you are looking for height disparity or parity. It’s about the storytelling."
What do you guys make of this somewhat bizarre exchange? Do you see where Mount is coming from, or is he blowing Gunn's Tweets way out of proportion?