Maureen Lipman has clarified her recent comments about Helen Mirren’s casting as a Jewish politician.
Lipman had initially claimed that she felt Meir should be played by a Jewish actor “because the Jewishness of the character is so integral”.
“I’m sure she will be marvellous, but it would never be allowed for Ben Kingsley to play Nelson Mandela,” Lipman said.
See the Jewish actors first and if it doesn’t work out, fire ahead, go ahead.”
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