The filmmakers behind an upcoming comedy used make-up to darken the face of a kid actor’s stand-in — a la “blackface” — however the movie’s manufacturing firm says it’s widespread apply.
Sources related to the movie, “Good Boys” — produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg — inform TMZ … 11-year-old Keith L. Williams‘ stand-in was on set final week in Vancouver, and sporting darkish brown make-up on his face.
We’re informed the stand-in was additionally rocking an afro wig and fitted in a fats swimsuit. Williams was on a break on the time, however our sources say the sight of his stand-in was upsetting to a minimum of one particular person on set.
Other sources related to the manufacturing firm, Good Universe, inform us it’s “not uncommon for lighting purposes to match actors’ skin tones” … they usually insist this isn’t a blackface scenario.
We’ve spoken to others within the business who say their expertise is, relatively than utilizing make-up, casting administrators usually make some extent of hiring stand-ins who match the actors’ complexions.
We’re informed “Good Boys” producers had been conscious somebody had filed a grievance, they usually had been within the technique of addressing the grievance.
For the file, we’re informed the stand-in is a light-skinned African-American child.
Our studio sources added, the kid’s father, “a longtime stunt performer himself, who is also on the set, is offended by the claims being made regarding his son.”