Although HBO Max’s choice to temporarily take out “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming library in order to insert historic context to the 1939 film brought about an uproar for some, actress Queen Latifah says the film really should be absent for very good.
“Let ‘Gone with the Wind’ be absent with the wind,” Latifah reported in an job interview with the Linked Push last week.
In accordance to AP, some who criticized HBO Max’s elimination of “Gone With the Wind” from its streaming assistance, were anxious no matter if the choice would taint the legacy of Hattie McDaniel, the 1st African American female to win an Academy Award.
Latifah, who portrays McDaniel in the Netflix sequence “Hollywood,” reported the tale behind McDaniel’s Oscar win for “Gone With the Wind” is not as shiny as the golden trophy, AP studies.
In accordance to Latifah, McDaniel wasn’t authorized in the theater at the 1940 Oscar awards, and she was only introduced in to recite an acceptance speech scripted by the studio.
“They did not even allow her in the theater till correct prior to she bought that award. An individual came outdoors and introduced her into the auditorium. She wasn’t even authorized to sit in there. And then she had to go through a speech that was penned by a studio. You know that is not what the hell she wished to say,” Latifah informed the Linked Push.
“Then soon after that, all she could do was play the similar kinds of roles… So the chances at that time and the way that people in electricity in that enterprise were relegating us and marginalizing us and not allowing us to develop and thrive soon after that was just horrible. And a good deal of that is however all-around these days.”
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