Dev Patel Calls Hollywood Racist For Asians

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

While we all know it's nothing new, glad to see someone like Dev Patel coming out and calling out Hollywood for what it can be:

When the film about the Mumbai slums became a surprise hit, winning eight Oscars including best picture last year, it was expected that Patel's career would take off. But the English actor, 20, has been frustrated by the lack of decent roles on offer and is jobless. "Because Slumdog was such a big hit, there was a lot of pressure in terms of what I did next," he says. "For my second film, I wanted a role that would stretch me, but all I was getting offered were stereotypical parts like the goofy Indian sidekick. Asian actors tend not to be sent Hollywood scripts that are substantial or challenging. I'm likely to be offered the roles of a terrorist, cab driver and smart geek."