Backlash Over J-Hud's Winnie Mandela Portrayal

A South African actor's union has come out against casting J-Hud in an upcoming biopic of Winnie Mandela. Despite her Oscar cred, the South African Creative Worker's Union is petitioning that a local actress be cast for the role of Nelson Mandela's ex-wife. "This decision must be reversed, it must be stopped now. If the matter doesn't come up for a discussion, we will push for a moratorium to be placed on the film," a union rep told The Times, a South African newspaper. The union is complaining that foreign actors often get the best roles.


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