Emma Thompson & Michael Caine Think It's A 'Disaster' For Movie Studios To Cast Young Actors Solely Based On Social Media Followings
The 57-year-old actress attended a royal reception for British Academy Award winners hosted by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at St. James' Palace on Saturday, where she spoke out about the trend of movie studios hiring young actors based solely on their social media followings.
Miz Thompson said casting based on following instead of talent "really worries" her:
"We're casting actors who have big [social media] followings so the studios can use their followings to sell their movie. The actors are becoming attached in the sort of business way to their social media profiles, and I think that's a disaster."