Netflix’s upcoming LGBTQ + series, starring Neil Patrick Harris and titled “Uncoupled,” has been the subject of much controversy recently.
According to Variety, one of her characters was taken out of production for being deemed “offensive and derogatory” by actress Ada Maris, who auditioned to play her.
Maris was tipped to bring the character servant of Michael (Harris) to life, a Latina woman named Carmen.
However, when reading the script for the series, the actress was surprised by the stereotypical construction of the character in question. In an interview with the publication, she wondered how the character brings racist aspects.
“It wasn’t even funny. It was offensive and derogatory. I was shocked because I arrived expecting something completely different given the current situation and the progress we have already made.
Maris has appeared in popular series like “Nurses” and “Mayans MC”.
Remember that the series ‘Uncoupled’ is a creation of Darren Star, the same person in charge of ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Emily in Paris’. The latter has received strong accusations of being considered offensive to the French people. The production repeats a succession of prejudiced stereotypes of the European country and its nation, reproducing a distorted and erroneous vision.
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The plot of Uncoupled will revolve around Michael (Harris), whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when her husband unexpectedly leaves him after 17 years. Suddenly, Michael faces two nightmares: losing the one he believed to be his soul mate and facing a new life as a gay bachelor in his 40s in New York City.
In addition to playing the lead role, Harris will also be executive producer on the project, as will Star and co-creator Jeffrey Richman (“Modern Family”).
Filming is scheduled to begin in 2021 in New York.
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