Schisano says she doesn’t know any other trans voice actors in Italy and wasn’t even asked to read for Cox’s role in Promising Young Woman. This isn’t the first time Italy’s dubbing industry has failed Cox and the trans community.
The Italian-language version of Emerald Fennell’s revenge thriller Promising Young Woman has come under fire for giving trans actor Laverne Cox a male voice.
In Spain and Germany, a cis man was cast to voice Cox in Promising Young Woman.
“I think this dubbing choice was a straight-up act of violence,” Italian trans actor and voice actor Vittoria Schisano tells the Guardian.