Black Magic: African-Americans in Fantasy Films

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Edi Gathegi in Twilight

Gathegi had to deal with some internet haters when he was cast as blood-thirsty vampire Laurent in the Twilight series. "People were upset about an African-American being cast in this mythology because everybody has pale skin," he said. But he managed to prove that an appetite for O-positive transcends race.

(Photo: Courtesy Summit Entertainment)

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