By Rishitha Svedan
"I don’t want people to protest this, but I would like to be Sarah Rainmaker in 'Gen 13' if they ever made that into a movie," Fox News quoted the actress as saying at the premiere of her new film Jonah Hex.
Using one example of racist casting--the Prince of Persia--to justify another is pathetic. Why not go to the source for your justification? Al Jolson sang jazz in blackface, so maybe you can play Lena Horne or Billie Holiday too.
Who should play Rainmaker?
People began discussing this issue on Facebook, so I offered the following thoughts:
Megan Fox wants to play the role because Rainmaker is a exotic babe and so is Fox. She wants people to slaver over her as an "Indian princess."
I'd go in the opposite direction and hire a young Native actress who is talented but not a pure sex bomb. In other words, take a phony character and make it real.
For more on Sarah Rainmaker, see Top Five Native Heroes and Rainmaker the Environmentalist. For more on casting movies, see Hollywood Doesn't Know Anything and Shyamalan Defends Airbender Casting.