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KAL PENN TWEETS OLD RACIST ACTING AUDITION SCRIPTS
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Kal Penn was a Designated Survivor of typecasting in Hollywood!

We know Penn from Harold and Kumar, House and of course, his most recent role as the White House speechwriter on Designated Survivor. Needless to say, he’s played a variety of roles.

Designated Survivor first aired this past September and stars Kiefer Sutherland, who plays a low level cabinet member who becomes President after the line of succession to the presidency.

Well, it turns out that when Kal Penn was first getting started in his acting career, diversity in his roles was not an option. He gave Twitter a glimpse into how bad it really was.

The casting directors wanted Kal Penn to basically give his best impression to of Apu from The Simpsons.

Major props to Kal Penn rising above all of this; and not only playing some of our favorite characters, but also very different ones! Hollywood, do better!

THANDIE NEWTON PREFERS TO ACT IN THE NUDE!

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