Laverne Cox Dubbed With Male Voice in Italian Promising Young Woman

The May 13 Italian-language premiere of Emerald Fennell’s Oscar-nominated Promising Young Woman has been delayed after a clip in which Laverne Cox’s character, Gail, is dubbed by a male actor, Roberto Pedicini, was released on May 6.

“We’ve never had Black voice actors — not because we didn’t want them but because there aren’t any who have specialized in voice acting,” Daniele Giuliani, president of Italy’s national association of voice actors, said to the Guardian.

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