Ana Bolena, the new miniseries of HBO Max, is receiving strong criticism from historians and moviegoers after the company announced that the main character will be played by a woman of African descent, as many accuse that history should not be changed just for wanting to fit into modern ideologies.
Despite the comments, the company remains firm in its decision and has said that it will not replace the actress, who earned the lead for her acting ability. However, Jodie Turner-Smith, who is the actress in question, does not stop receiving amanzanes and hate on their social networks.
Anne Boleyn is one of the best known figures in the history of England. She was the queen consort of the monarch Henry VIII and was accused of adultery and incest, a situation that led her to be executed. His story has already been brought to the screen with the tape The Boleyn sisters and the series The Tudors, productions in which Boleyn was played by Caucasian women.
However, in the new adaptation of HBO Max, the company selected actress Jodie Turner-Smith to be the next Boleyn and the decision to cast an Afro-descendant actress as the lead has generated negative comments for the production, as the fans of history they do not stop sending negative comments and because, according to their knowledge, at the time in which the history of the queen unfolds it was practically impossible to see a person of color occupy high positions, especially as a consort of a monarch .
Despite this, HBO Max is firm in its decision and will not replace the actress. In addition, he has shown great confidence in his project, which he says will leave criticism open-mouthed. For her part, Jodie has asked for them to stop attacking her, as she only does her job to the best of her ability and the color of her skin does not define her talent.
Some believe this situation is out of control
Comparisons don’t stop on social media
Others try to explain the differences between history and TV
Support for Jodie has become imminent
The irony has made its own on this issue
And of course sarcasm couldn’t be left out