Discussion in 'Birds of Prey' started by flickchick85, Oct 10, 2018.
Not that I don't like Rosie but I thought Montoya was a younger detective and Bullock was the jaded seasoned vet. Rosie is 54.
Bullock could be on the brink of retirement then.
Damn. I wanted Michelle Rodriguez
Can’t wait to see what they do with Renee!
Michelle would have been perfect for this role! Letty from F&F reminds me of Renee.
I'll give Rosie a chance, but I'm not too happy about the only Latina character in the DCEU/WoDC being 50+. That's almost as bad as WB getting an Italian to play a Mexican character (Adult Pedro in Shazam)...
This I don't get, Cotrona (who's not from Italy) has a look and ethnic make up that could easily be found in Mexico. I understand wanting representation but unless you accept only Mexican nationals for "Mexican" roles, that is a slippery slope.
What degree of Mexicanness would make a Mexican-American fit for the role?
Speaking fluent Spanish, if a role demands it, is the only requirement I can agree with.
Montoya is Dominican and Rosie is Boriqua, I see no problem at all there.
The Latinx culture is too varied to be so rigid IMO and it is not like Latinx never portray Italians or Italian-Americans.
Who decides where the demarcation line is? This is not whitewashing.
IMO it is more akin to East Asians being interchangeable in casting in Hollywood.
It is what it is.
Young Rosie Perez would've been perfect to play a young Montoya. That means that old Rosie Perez is perfect to play an older one, doesn't it?
Just did some research on him and Cotrona's ancestors were apparently from Calabria... I can assure you that Calabrese people, with their crazy obsession for spicy foods, are basically the Mexicans of Italy.
I think if they were gonna cast older, if we're keeping Bruce as older, then Montoya could've stood to be younger than Bruce. Like Michelle Rodriguez. But as a younger option, I think Gina Rodriguez could work:
A 5'1" pint sized brawling zesty spitfire. Back alley gotham gangs beware. A petite batan wielding no-sass female cop coming at ya!
In Gotham perception truly does shape reality. At least there's no Rorschach. Freaky gleamy eyed disgruntled little misanthropic guy chasing crooks with outstretched arms with talon like fingers curled up going eeeeee! down the back alley... That I could do without!
She could have been a good fit.
Judging from the audition videos and who was being considered, it did seem they were going for an older actress.
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