Thursday, May 30, 2024 | Last Update : 06:45 PM IST

  Entertainment   Hollywood  04 Sep 2017  It's rare for a black dude to play a racist: Will Smith

It's rare for a black dude to play a racist: Will Smith

PTI
Published : Sep 4, 2017, 2:38 pm IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2017, 6:19 pm IST

The Hollywood star admitted as an actor of colour, it was "bizarre" that his character was given the prejudice trait.

Will Smith was seen in 'Collateral Beauty' last year. (Photo: AP)
 Will Smith was seen in 'Collateral Beauty' last year. (Photo: AP)

London: Hollywood star Will Smith said it is a rarity for a black actor to portray a racist character as films have hardly explored that angle to the stereotype.

The 48-year-old actor, who will be next seen in fantasy film 'Bright' as LAPD officer Scott Ward, admitted as an actor of colour, it was "bizarre" that his character was given the prejudice trait, reported FemaleFirst.

"As a black dude, you just don't get a lot of movies where you're a racist. It's rugged and powerful and really bizarre for me to be on the other side of that," Smith told Empire magazine.

The David Ayer-directed movie is set in a world where humans coexist with fairytale creatures such as orcs and elves, and rather than showing racism between humans, the story explores the tensions between people and creatures.

Tags: will smith, racism