- Regé-Jean Page was not given a role on the series Krypton because he is black, according to sources
- The actor auditioned for the role of Superman's grandfather in the series and was hopeful for the role
- Geoff Johns said that Regé-Jean could not play the role because Superman's grandfather can't be black
It's 2021, race shouldn't be an issue anymore but it seems as though it still is for Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page. It has been revealed that Regé-Jean auditioned for the role of Superman's grandfather in the television series Krypton.
The actor was hopeful that he would get the role because his career was starting to take off but a producer of the show, Geoff Johns, said that he could not give Regé-Jean the role because Superman's grandfather could not be black.
This was revealed after another black actor, Ray Fisher, opened up about what it's like being a black thespian in Hollywood. Fisher has been speaking up about some of the racism he has faced in his career.
Social media users reacted to the claims that Regé-Jean Page could not land the role on Krypton because of his race. Check out the reactions below:
"Kryptonians are born artificially, there is no reason as to why his "grandfather" couldn't be black."
"Well... Superman is white. His Krypton parents are white. Why would he have a black grandfather?"
"I'm not sure about the cause of the outrage. Isn't Superman white?"
In other world celebrity news, Legit.ng reported that American rapper Kanye West's documentary is in the works and is to be streamed on Netflix later this year. The documentary was sold to Netflix for $30 million (over N11 billion).
The documentary is going to feature footage that has never been seen before of Kanye West making music. The project is going to be streamed in different parts, the documentary does not have a title yet.
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