Maureen Lipman Opens Up About Controversial Acting Roles “We’re in the Age of Woke Culture!” | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
Dame Maureen Lipman was welcomed on ITV’s Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh on Sunday morning. The iconic Coronation Street actress has spoken about the challenges facing the theater industry when it comes to casting particular roles. Maureen asked why there wasn’t more outcry when non-Jewish stars played Jewish characters, pointing out that an actor’s race, sexuality and gender were considered important during the casting process in the “culture”. awake” of today.
While chatting with Maureen about her impressive acting career, host Alan asked the star about her recent controversial comments.
“You’ve been pretty candid lately,” Alan began, before being interrupted by Maureen.
“Have I got?” The actress jokingly remarked, with the gardening expert’s teasing, “Only once.”
The presenter continued: “You were talking about, and it was in relation to Helen Mirren playing Golda Meir, saying that real Jews should play Jews, which surprised me a bit.”
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” Were you ? I was quite surprised when I read that. I did not say that. Obviously I wouldn’t because it’s a stupid thing to say,” insisted Maureen.
Clarifying her remarks, Maureen said, “What I’m saying is we’re in the era of woke culture.
“It’s inconvenient having to think about what pronoun you’re going to say or if you’ll ever be able to see Gigi again because ‘thank goodness for little girls,'” she explained.
Commenting further on ‘awake culture’, Maureen remarked, ‘It’s a revolution!
Maureen continued: “There is no outcry when Tevye is not Jewish. Maybe there shouldn’t be.
The actress insisted she had no problem with Helen, but asked why there was no uproar when she was cast as Israeli politician Golda Meir.
She commented: “I can’t talk enough about Helen [Mirren] and she’s great for the role because she’s hot and Golda Meir, she might not look like it on the surface, but she was hot. I think she will be great.
“All I’m saying is if race, creed, gender, gender of the character are driving the show, I think creed should take precedence,” she explained.