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Steve Toussaint’s savage reply on the racist House of the Dragon criticism

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Steve Toussaint had been training for four weeks in preparation for his role in House of the Dragon, but he was not expecting the level of violence required for the beach scenes. The training he had received was intense, but it did not compare to the actual filming. The experience was exhausting, but it was also exhilarating.

 
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Actor Steve Toussaint has spent almost 30 years creating a portfolio of great, character-driven performances. He was put to the test for the first season of HBO’s prequel series as Lord Corlys Velaryon. Despite his skill, there were still some racist attacks on his casting.

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Steve Toussaint on the prejudice of racism

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Corlys Velaryon is one of the most powerful and respected leaders in House of the Dragon. He is played by Steve Toussaint, who does an amazing job of bringing the character to life. One of the things that make Corlys so unique is that he is one of the few BIPOC actors in the show. He has a beard and a huge, grey, dreadlocked wig, which makes him even more commanding and impressive.

This is what Toussaint replied on the prejudice of racism during a recent interview

There was a point when the ruler of his country, “the Caesar”, was an African man. There are street names that tell you there were people who looked like us in this country even then, but for some reason, it seems to be very hard for people to swallow. And as you said, they are happy with a dragon flying. They’re happy with white hair and violet-colored eyes, but a rich Black guy? That’s beyond the pale.”

Steve Toussaint being cast in House of the Dragon has us excited! We are looking forward to observing how he brings the character to life. What are your thoughts about this? Please let us know in the comments section!

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