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Why Did Universal Use a Man's Voice to Dub Laverne Cox in 'Promising Young Woman'? Trans rights are human rights. Before we get into the controversy, we have to point out that Universal Pictures International has already apologized (via Entertainment Weekly). What occurred was that for the Italian release of Promising Young Woman, the studio had people dub the voices of every character. But when it came to Laverne Cox's character, instead of using a female actress or trans actress, they used a male actor to dub her lines. News broke as the Guardian first reported these indiscretions, listing actor Roberto Pedicini as the voice of Cox's character. Eager to fix this, Universal said, "We are deeply grateful to Laverne and the transgender community for opening our eyes to a bias that neither we nor many in our industry had recognized." The studio continued, "While there was no malicious intent behind this mistake, we are working diligently to fix it. We have begun re-dubbing Ms. Cox's voice with female actors in our international territories and are pushing back release dates to ensure the correct version is available." Read More
Author : Jason Hellerman
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