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Sarah Silverman Speaks Out About Jewish Representation And Stereotypes In Acting Industry

Stand-up comedian and actor, Sarah Silverman discussed the stereotypes regarding Jewish representation in Hollywood, during an interview on ‘The Howard Stern Show.

Silverman, who talks about social taboos including racism, religion, sexism, and politics in her comedy shows, stated that Jewish actors, especially women, have only a chance to play a narrow range of roles because of the standardization in movies and TV. She told of her own experience regarding the issue:

“The parts I get to play, you’re either a sassy friend of the main character who’s just in charge of exposition… Or you’re this c***y girlfriend before the guy realizes what love really can be, or you’re that guy’s sleazy book agent or scumbag executive.”

Who’s the Caboose?‘ star also criticized that non-Jewish actors portraying real-world heroic Jewish characters, who are known for their achievements, courageous and altruistic features. Referring to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Court, she said:

“They finally make RBG the movie, and it’s a British woman, Felicity Jones. Mrs. Maisel. God bless her, she’s brilliant, not Jewish.”

She compared this situation to casting someone “who has two arms as a person with one arm.” In this case, the actors with one arm can’t even get an audition. To not to experience that, according to Silverman, actors choose to change their real names; by giving an instance, she cited Winona Ryder, whose real name is Winona Horowitz, and claimed that she could not get the role in ‘The Age of Innocence’ if she kept her original name.

Silverman, who will appear alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in the upcoming romantic comedy film ‘Marry Me’ concluded her words as follows:

“I’m not saying nobody feels bad for us, but people really roll their eyes at Jews pointing out anti-Semitism at all, because they’re just over it. They saw the Holocaust movies, like, ‘Next.'”

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