If the series ever gets turned into a movie, would you insist that the POC characters (biracial tobias, asian tori, and black christina, for example) are played by POC actors/actresses?

Let’s play “bad news/good news” for a second.

Everyone always wants the bad news first, right?

Bad News: every author’s film adaptation situation, if he or she has one, is different. Every author has a different amount of influence over what happens, and that depends less on how well the books are doing and more on who is working on the movie and how involved the author has chosen to be (or is allowed to be!). I, for example, have said several times in the past that I have chosen not to be that involved, because I am the sort of person who really needs to focus on one thing at a time, and I decided that thing was going to be writing books.

HOWEVER:

Good News: I really hate whitewashing. I really do. It’s VERY important to me that it not happen. And I have communicated that already, and will continue to communicate it as clearly as possible (even via interpretive dance or sternly worded limericks, if necessary), to the people who are involved with the Divergent movie stuff as it proceeds.

So: if the Divergent movie happens, I promise I will USE MY WORDS to the very best of my ability.

I sincerely hope that I will not have to, though.

(Also, for more on Tobias’s coloring and some thoughts on POC characters specifically, see this post.)

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