Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, well-known for that includes in tasks comparable to Love Actually (2003), 300 (2006), Rio (2011), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) and Westworld, has been in Hollywood for a number of years now. But he reveals that, as a Latino, he has struggled to seek out his means by the business. That’s why he feels the dialog round inclusivity within the West is not only essential, but additionally very a lot wanted at this hour.
“It is so important that we are finally discussing diversity, inclusivity, feminism and racism,” says the actor, who not too long ago added a brand new chapter in his profession by starring a Spanish historic drama collection, Boundless, also referred to as Sin límites in Spanish.
Looking again, the 46-year-old shares, “Talking about diversity, being a person of colour in Hollywood, which is mostly white culture, was a challenge. I got into Hollywood 15 years ago, and I experienced a very harsh environment being a Latin. Because the characters were most of the time stereotypical, or villains that had no depth”.
Narrating an incident, Santoro reveals, “I try to do my best every time when I approach a role. For instance, there have been times when the role was written for an English speaking actor, and I was cast for it… My first question would be do we change the name of the character in something in Latin. And the answer would be ‘It doesn’t matter from where he is coming, that’s why we will keep the name’.”
That’s why he’s glad that issues are altering now”. “But we still have a long way to go. At least, we are discussing this,” says the actor.
The actor, whose roots hint again to Brazil, can also be ecstatic that regional content material, like Spanish, can also be garnering reputation, like his final interval drama, Boundless, which tracks the voyage initiated by Ferdinand Magellan and culminated by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
“The story is set in the 1500s, but it is not a documentary. It’s an epic with lots of action. The makers were set on the idea of doing something that was entertaining for the audiences because usually epics can get boring, especially for young audiences… However, working on it was very challenging for me, from speaking in different languages to doing my own stunt,” he says whereas wrapping up.