PODCAST WHAT’S NEWS – Should actors be allowed to change their appearance for a role?

When the first trailer for Maestro was released, controversy around lead actor Bradley Cooper’s stereotypical “Jewish” appearance took the internet by storm. Cooper wears a prostethic nose in order to resemble famous composer Leonard Bernstein better, seen as offensive to some. The question remains: should actors be allowed to physically alter their appearance to portray someone?

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Text: Tharsice Commissaris
Audio: Bastiaan Bellens & Tharsice Commissaris
Photo: John Bauld (CC BY 2.0)