Sheryl Underwood and Eve on Dwayne Johnson Backlash Over 'John Henry' Film
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is getting slammed for casting himself as dark-skinned African-American folklore legend John Henry in his upcoming Netflix film "John Henry & Statesmen." Host Sheryl Underwood says, "He's casting himself to make sure this folklore is put into a film. A lot of people might think Terry Crews, Idris Elba, someone else like that, but I think the question is - do most people see him as black?" Eve adds, "He is a black man, but I think the thing is... there are a lot of darker skinned actors, models who feel they have not been represented in media and I think that's where people's frustrations come from. I think this story obviously speaks to him... so I think as an actor he wants to challenge himself and he wants to do something that resonates with him and he should because he's an actor but I do understand the fact that possibly he could bring somebody else in because he's producing it anyway. It's gonna be amazing anyway, so I get both sides."
Air Date: Oct 11, 2018