Richard Dreyfuss says the brand new guidelines mandating inclusivity for future Oscar nominations make him wanna barf — and we imply that actually … ‘trigger the dude says so himself.
The legendary actor, who’s an Academy Award winner himself, made some eye-opening feedback in a current interview on PBS’s ‘Effective Line with Margaret Hoover’ — the place she requested him what he made of those new guidelines which are going into impact subsequent yr.
These new tips state that any Greatest Image nominees should rent a sure share of expertise (both onscreen or within the crew) from underrepresented minority teams in an effort to be thought of eligible, amongst different standards to realize extra illustration on the Oscars.
Welp, RD did not chew his tongue … he says that complete thought makes him sick — and when requested why … he goes on this considerably incoherent rant about artistry and sparing emotions.
He then goes on to speak concerning the position of Othello, and he says the final white actor to play the Shakespearean character was Laurence Olivier — who did it in blackface … one thing he appears to lament being over and completed with. Dreyfuss says LO portrayed Othello brilliantly.
Dreyfuss then says, “Am I being advised that I’ll by no means have an opportunity to play a Black man?” He goes on to say these new guidelines are patronizing and counterintuitive to the creation of artwork.