Janet Suzman's remarks didn't go down particularly well in the Twittersphere.
Dame Janet Suzman, the 74-year-old actress who was quoted in The Guardian as saying theatre was in the DNA of white people but not others, has moved to play down the remarks. Dame Janet told the BBC that her comments were exaggerated and that the ethnicity of stage actors "doesn't matter."
Janet Suzman suggested that theatre was in "white DNA"
Originally, the Shakespearean actor was responding to Meera Syal's appeal to the theatre industry to cater for more Asian audiences.
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The Max in question is Max Rothman (John Cusack), an amalgam of various art dealers and teachers who mentors the young Corporal Hitler (Noah Taylor) in the ways of art. Max himself is an artist too (an early performance artist, it seems, based on a bizarre skit seemingly inspired by Pink Floyd: The Wall) and sees potential in the young Adolf, urging him on while watching him grow more political as forces turn him in the direction he ultimately took. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that Max is a Jew (not to mention a one-armed cripple), the hatred of which becomes the centerpiece of Hitler's ideology.
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