While the cast of Ridley Scott’s next movie dedicated to Napoleon has been revealed, this movie is causing controversy, and that’s because of the question of age.
The age difference does not pass. On March 2, the US media published Limit revealed that the actress Jodi Comeralso known as Villanelle in the series kill evestarring Joaquin Phoenix in the highly anticipated biographical film dedicated to the youth of Napoleon Bonaparte, directed by Ridley Scott and its title kit bag. Problem: If the Oscar-winning actor’s age, ie 46, is already a problem to run the version “small” For the emperor, the age difference with his partner, who will play Josephine de Beaumarchais, does not pass at all, especially on social networks.
In fact, at least 19 separate years Jodi Comer And Joaquin Phoenix. And if this age difference is a problem in the imagination, it is also historically inaccurate, since Josephine de Beaumarchais was six years older than Napoleon Bonaparte. “So we will remember that Josephine de Beauharnais was born in 1763, Bonaparte in 1769. Jodi Comer is 27 years old Phoenix 46 years old”said a user on Twitter. One way to join the protests of many actresses, who are denouncing in Hollywood that a woman is over forty “Very Old” to play, while the actor is considered to be “mature”. It is clearly more suitable for an actress much younger than him.
Filming will start in 2022
In the case of this story, it would have been so “historically” More logical to choose an actress at an age Joaquin Phoenix, or older, or simply to take a younger actor to embody Napoleon in his youth. At the moment, the production of the film has not reacted to the controversy, while filming should begin in 2022. From the point of view of the actors, it already appears to comply with the harsh laws of Hollywood production…
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