There has been some controversy about the casting of Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, as Michael Jackson in the upcoming short film Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon. Fiennes has now spoken out in defense of the decision.
Speaking to TheWrap, the American Horror Story actor said that initially he had doubts. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I think someone’s got this wrong. I mean, really?,'” Fiennes recalls saying after he was approached.