I'm not normally one to knock Ridley Scott because I think he's brilliant. But I can't tell if the quote by Ridley in this piece is just a sad look into the industry or just flat-out racist. On a side note, there's a trailer for the movie "Exodus: For Gods and Kings" at the end.
When asked why everyone in this movie is as white as white gets he responded with:
I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.
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