I have started this thread after the issue of Colour-Blind Casting was raised on another thread regarding the casting of King Triton in The Little Mermaid.
What do we all think of it?
Is it acceptable?
Is it expected?
Should it be the best person in the role regardless of race?
Do casting directors feel pressure to cast in such a way?
I personally tend to not have much of an issue with it. I saw a fantastic production of Guys and Dolls in London with Sky, Nicely and many other roles played by black actors.
However, watching the recent movie remake of The Music Man, some of the casting jarred with the 1900's Iowa town setting.
What does everyone else think?