Laverne Cox’s Promising Young Woman role has been dubbed by a man in the Italian version … and Universal plans to re-record with the actress amid the frustration of the audience.
- Cox, 48, had a small role in the Oscar-winning black comedy Promising Young Woman as the manager of the cafe where Cary Mulligan worked.
- A preview clip of the film’s Italian dubbing was released on May 6, and viewers noticed that actor Roberto Pedicini voiced the character of Cox.
- The man also voiced the character Cox in Germany and the Spanish version of the film.
- Universal Pictures International, which distributes the film, denies any ̵6;malicious intent’ but plans to re-record with the actress.
European audiences of the Oscar-winning black comedy Promising Young Woman were upset after learning that Laverne Cox’s role was dubbed in the Italian version by the male actor.
Viewers first noticed that Cox, a trans woman, was dubbed a man after Universal Pictures Italy posted a clip from the film on May 6 showing her role, according to The. Guardian
In response to criticisms of Universal Pictures International Said it will delay the release of the voiceover and Cox’s role will be reduced by the actress.
Misconception: Laverne Cox’s role in Promising Young Woman has been dubbed by a man in the Italian version and will now be cut down, according to The Guardian; On April 22 in LA.
Cox had a small role in Promising Young Woman as the coffee shop manager where Carey Mulligan’s character worked.
Mulligan stars in the dark film as a woman who pretends to be drunk or incapacitated to lure predatory men to try to rape her before teaching them a lesson.
The film was a hit with critics and audiences and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which went to writer-director Emerald Fennell.
Although the Italian audience would expect someone to sound like Cox. But they also heard Italian actor Roberto Pedicini, who had a distinctly deep voice.
Supporting role: Cox has a small role in Promising Young Woman as the coffee shop manager where Carey Mulligan’s character works.
Acclaimed feature: The film was popular with critics and audiences and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which went to writer-director Emerald Fennell.
‘I think this selection of voices was a direct act of violence,’ said Italian transgender Vittoria Shisano to The Guardian. [Cox]. ‘
Schisano previously voiced Cox in the Netflix documentary Amend: The Fight for America, although she said she had not been tapped about Cox dubbing for Promising Young Woman.
Universal Pictures International apologized to Cox in a statement to The Guardian and vowed to make the voiceover with women again.
‘We are deeply grateful to Laverne and the transgender community for opening a view to prejudice neither we nor many in our industry know. Although this mistake has no malicious intent But we are working hard to fix it. We have begun to drop the voice of Ms Cox with our international actresses and are pushing a release date to ensure the correct version. ‘
Controversial choice: Italian actor Roberto Pedicini voiced the part for Cox, despite his deep, noticeably different voice from Cox’s 2012 with Desiree Noferini.
Suspended: The film is slated for May 13, but there is now a downgrade delay. The German and Spanish versions will also be trimmed. Still from a promising young lady
The film was originally slated to open on May 13, although it is out of schedule now.
“ We are devastated by the pain we have caused. But thankfully we were able to deal with the situation in the film and prevent similar mistakes from recurring in future projects. ‘The distributor further said.
The Spanish version was released in April featuring a man playing the role of Cox, but it will reportedly be cut down for the home video release.
According to the people, Cox didn’t know she was dubbed by a man. ‘But a requirement has been made to prevent this from happening again.’
It was an ongoing issue for her as actor Andrea Lavagnino voiced the character of Cox in Orange Is The New Black, The Mindy Project and Doubt.
Insistence: As People Cox didn’t know she was being dubbed by a man. ‘But there is an arrangement to prevent this from happening again’; Seen in 2019