Bratt ‘wasn’t white enough for Troy’

Benjamin Bratt is not happy with British actors after being rejected for the film Troy because he wasn’t white enough.

“About a year and a half ago, I read a wonderful script called Troy and, though the leads were set, even the tertiary roles, smaller in size, were of interest to me. I succeeded in getting a meeting, but was told that I was ‘too brown’.

What do people in Asia Minor look like? If they all look like Brad Pitt… fine. After the major roles were established, they said they were only going to hire British actors.”

Warner Bros said Bratt was too high profile for a bit part and Brit actors were hired “to qualify for a lucrative British financial incentive”. Bratt, an ex-love of Julia Roberts, is starring in this summer’s Catwoman with Halle Berry.

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