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Cate Blanchett responds to criticism on casting in Stateless

Cate Blanchett has admitted that this was not the "only way to tell this story" and looks forward to more refugee stories

Published: 10th July 2020

Following criticism around popular series Stateless, which tells the story of refugees, for casting white people for three of the four main characters, Cate Blanchett has admitted that this was not the "only way to tell this story."

"We are in no way saying this is the only way to tell this story," Blanchett has said. The show is about a flight attendant who ends up at an immigration detention center in a desert in Australia with a passport identifying her as German.

Further, Blanchett encouraged people to watch the show saying, "I look forward to many more refugee stories being told on television, film or documentary." 

Blanchett has also been working as a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2016. She also plays the role of Phyllis Schlafly in the recent series Mrs America.

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