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Author Topic: Why Sanaa Lathan was cast as the lead in AVP  (Read 2640 times)

Scorpio
Jun 14, 2017, 11:38:50 AM
Topic on: Jun 14, 2017, 11:38:50 AM
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I was pondering this as I rewatched AVP.  She is practically a no-name actress, and it's very unusual to see an African-American female as the lead for an action movie.  It appeals to a very small demographic.  Unless you count Catwoman which came out the same year.  Was AVP trying to be progressive or is the issue irrelevant?


SM
Jun 14, 2017, 11:58:56 AM
Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2017, 11:58:56 AM
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They liked her audition I guess.

It's not like anyone was especially high profile in that cast with the possible exception of Lance.  She did alright with a very average script.

I always got the impression she was a take on Machiko.  Petite, tough, 'minority'.

« Last Edit: Jun 14, 2017, 12:05:01 PM by SM »

Kelgaard
Jun 14, 2017, 01:10:09 PM
Reply #2 on: Jun 14, 2017, 01:10:09 PM
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Mila Jovovich must have been unavailable.


SiL
Jun 14, 2017, 01:21:58 PM
Reply #3 on: Jun 14, 2017, 01:21:58 PM
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They liked her for the role. The end.


Local Trouble
Jun 14, 2017, 04:18:42 PM
Reply #4 on: Jun 14, 2017, 04:18:42 PM
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At least she wasn't a Ripley (or Dutch) relative.


Predalien91
Jun 15, 2017, 07:35:13 AM
Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 2017, 07:35:13 AM
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I think they were looking to recapture the essence of a unknown actor making a break through preformance like Sigourney Weaver  did in Alien. The problem is Sanaa Lathan she had no charisma. I found her annoying and laughed when she said " it's a bomb..   well I hope it's kills every f**king one of em!!!" Cringe..... Lol


happypred
Jun 20, 2017, 05:00:03 PM
Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2017, 05:00:03 PM
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Lathan was the least of AvP's problems


Infected
Jun 25, 2017, 10:05:34 PM
Reply #7 on: Jun 25, 2017, 10:05:34 PM
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The bigger problem im struggling with is the cringe Spanish guy, really totally out of place.

As for Sanaa, Maria Conchita Alonso or Elpidia Carillo didnt age very well.


SiL
Jun 25, 2017, 11:17:12 PM
Reply #8 on: Jun 25, 2017, 11:17:12 PM
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He was Italian.



CelticP
Jun 26, 2017, 03:32:24 AM
Reply #10 on: Jun 26, 2017, 03:32:24 AM
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I was pondering this as I rewatched AVP.  She is practically a no-name actress, and it's very unusual to see an African-American female as the lead for an action movie.  It appeals to a very small demographic.  Unless you count Catwoman which came out the same year.  Was AVP trying to be progressive or is the issue irrelevant?

What would it matter if it was trying to be progressive?

Why shouldn't we have more diverse actors in our action films?


Scorpio
Jun 26, 2017, 03:39:04 AM
Reply #11 on: Jun 26, 2017, 03:39:04 AM
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I don't really care, it's just unusual for big budget studio films.


CelticP
Jun 26, 2017, 05:35:04 AM
Reply #12 on: Jun 26, 2017, 05:35:04 AM
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Yeah, it's a bit of an issue.




 

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