Emma Stone On “The Older-Man Problem” & Whitewashing In Hollywood

“My eyes have been opened in many ways this year,” Emma Stone acknowledged to the Australian press, opening up for the first time about the multiracial casting controversy that erupted this spring when she starred in Cameron Crowe’s Aloha as Allison Ng, a character of supposed Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish descent, despite the fact that she is not even the littlest bit Asian-American. But rather than lose herself to the controversy, the charmingly relatable actress has chosen to turn the cringe-worthy casting decision into an important learning experience.

“I’ve become the butt of many jokes,” she told an Australian news site. “I’ve learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is. It’s ignited a conversation that’s very important.” (Native-American fans of Peter Pan disappointed by the casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily likely agree.) [Read more…]