Friday, 27 April 2018

Reader's Letter Of The Day

From The Metro:

Fatting up Damian was unacceptable

If director Ricky Tollman needed an actor to play overweight, scandal-hit former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in 'Run This Town', why didn't he cast an overweight one?

'Fatting up' the slim Damian Lewis, however successful, is no more acceptable than having a white actor black up to play Othello.

Geoff, Stockport

I just can't decide if he's being serious or satirical...


A K Haart said...

I'll go for satirical - it's a touch too measured for serious.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, I go for serious, but I'm not sure. That's why it's such a good letter.

formertory said...

Satire isn't permitted in the twenty-tens. Or at the very best, it's not understood any more by anyone under the age of about 50.

So I rather fear the sad git is serious.