Spanish-Swiss actress Oona Castilla Chaplin, the granddaughter of the famed American comedian, film actor, and director Charlie Chaplin has expressed her disdain for the “bad guys” stereotype that is associated with Russians in the media, particularly in movies.
Oona Chaplin, who, like her grandfather, has devoted her life to the films, is vehemently opposed to what she considers to be an “ideological war with Russia” that is being waged in this manner, as the other speaker believes it to be.
Chaplin made this statement during an interview in which she was discussing the premiere of the television series ‘Treason’.
Una performed one of the most important parts in this movie, which was the wife of a British intelligence operative who is having an affair behind her husband’s back with a Russian spy, writes The Independent.
I’m so tired of Russians being the bad guys… Can anyone think of a better stereotype we could work with? – she said.
Chaplin also mentioned that the directors and producers of “Treason” initially did not think about the “Russian” trace in the script when they were working on the film. And after the beginning of a special military operation involving Russian troops in Ukraine, they added some “Russian” bad guys to the mix.
She assessed the changes that occurred during the course of filming: “It just raised the stakes … It will be great when the ideological war that we are waging with Russia will remain in the past.”
Her roles as Talisa Maegyr in the HBO television series Game of Thrones and Zilpha Geary in Taboo are mostly credited for her widespread recognition. She was given the name Oona O’Neill Chaplin, after her maternal grandmother Oona O’Neill. Her first role was in an episode of the television series Spooks.
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