This could be the dumbest, most ridiculous wake-up movement ever … Sarah paulson gets dragged for wearing a big costume representing Linda tripp in “Impeachment: American Crime Story”, because some critics believe the role should have gone to someone with Tripp’s body shape.
Yes, there are people who believe that an actor the size of Linda Tripp has been turned down for a role that should have rightly been his.
Now, that doesn’t mean it’s not legitimate to debate actors wearing big suits. But, is it essential to the role? As Sarah puts it, “There is a lot of controversy around the actors and the big costumes, and I think that controversy is legitimate. I think the big phobia is real. I think pretending otherwise causes even more harm. And that’s a very important conversation to be had. “
But, to say that size matters in choosing a role … that’s a whole other thing. What about actors who use prostheses? What about a blonde actor who plays a redhead? Or an actor who gains or loses a lot of weight for a role … Christian Bale or any other method actor ???
Sarah brilliantly silenced enemies… “I think I imagine that the only thing an actor called to play this role would have to offer is their physical self is a real reduction in the offer the actor has to make. “
She continues… “I would like to believe that there is something in my being that gives me reason to play this role. of belief, since the invention of cinema. Should i say no[to the role]. “
Sarah was vague at the end, saying now that she knows what she knows, she would react differently if offered the role of Linda Trip. She said, “I think the thing I think about the most is that I wish I had thought about it more fully… Should I have known? Absolutely fucking. But I do it now. And I don’t. would not make the same choice in the future. “
She could talk about one of two things … either not playing the part at all or not wearing a big costume. We assume she means the latter.