Role Reversal: Controversial Movie Castings

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  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Idris Elba, Thor
  • Edi Gathegi, Twilight
  • Jennifer Lopez, Selena
  • The Last Airbender
  • Madonna, Evita
  • Halle Berry, X-Men
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra
  • Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry
  • Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana
  • Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone
  • Jennifer Hudson, Winnie Mandela
  • Tom Cruise
  • Angelina Jolie

Edi Gathegi in Twilight

Guess there are some Twilight fans with no imagination. 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 the actor, who starred in the first two films of the franchise, kept his focus on the majority of fans that embraced his performance.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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