Must Be WAYCISM, Eh, Luvvies..?

Sophie Okonedo, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Hotel Rwanda, has also said that she is offered more work from the US than in the UK. In 2014, she told the Guardian: “I do notice that – over the last year – I’ve had maybe two scripts from England and tens and tens from America. The balance is ridiculous. I’m still struggling [in the UK] in a way that my white counterparts at the same level wouldn’t have quite the same struggle.

“People who started with me would have their own series by now, and I’m still fighting to get the second lead or whatever. I think I’m at a certain level and have a good range, so why isn’t my inbox of English scripts busting at the seams in the same way as my American one is? There’s something amiss there.”



5 comments for “Must Be WAYCISM, Eh, Luvvies..?

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    January 18, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Vaulting narcissism, is a very unhealthy trait but is not at all uncommon to the luvvie sisterhood – think Glenda, Vanessa and offspring thereof.

    Luvviedom – of the in toto a ‘hypocrisy’, collective term for our Champagne Bolshevik actor /esses community. A community who have become ever so very Bolshie, who have far too much to say and with no grey cells activated in the excessive advertizing of their pet projects. Imagine here, of the likes of; Emma Thompson, Ben Cumberbatch or, of the likes of that utter tw*terati… Marcus Brigstocke and his misery of al beeb charlatans comedians of Political Correctness – ever so right on but so not funny…….. Plus of the myriad Gruaniad inhabitants of north London Luvviedom.

    Okonedo, has she ever considered that, just maybe English producers are put off – by her big gob?

    (And um, not quibbling – moi? but er – graphic comparison depicts the outline of the United Kingdom and NI set over the USofA ex Alaska and Hawaii………soz)

  2. Radical Rodent
    January 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    While not an actress (though “acting” she was), the BBC Breakfast this morning introduced us to a lady who moaned that many muslim women dare not go out for fear of being attacked by whites… with not a murmur from the sacred settee. Imagine the horror that would have been invoked at the “waycism” had it been a white lady expressing fear of being attacked by not-whites!

  3. Vera
    January 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Well I’ve seen Ms Okonedo in lots of things on TV, so feel her bleatings are just simple whining. I’ve always thought her a good actress but there are many good actresses. If USA calls we will not detain her.

    • Mudplugger
      January 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Maybe she’s worried that President Trump won’t let her in – he’s sounding a bit choosy and he’s got plenty of that model already.

  4. Douglas Carter
    January 21, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Just wondering if it’s illegal for people in ethnic minorities to write screenplays for these actors and actresses?

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