There are certain characters I’m not going to play
I wouldn’t play Eric [the main character], the Chinese-Hawaiian American.
There’s been so much injustice toward under-represented groups, racially, sexual orientation (and in terms of) sexual identification.
In recent years many straight actors have been criticised for accepting roles written for queer characters. From Call Me by Your Name to The Imitation Game, the overwhelming presence of straight actors playing gay roles has come under scrutiny.
Two years ago, actor Scarlet Johanssen came under fire for signing on to play a trans character that she later dropped out of due, writing in a statement that she realised that it was ‘insensitive’.
Falling is part of the virtual AMPLIFY! Festival, a joint event by the regional film festivals of Bath, Brighton, Cambridge and Cornwall. It will go on general release from 4 December.