Sarah Silverman known as out Hollywood’s tendency to solid non-Jewish actors to play Jewish characters, referring to the follow as “Jewface.”
The comic, 50, pointed to Kathryn Hahn as the newest instance after the Catholic-raised actress, 48, was tapped to painting the late Joan Rivers, who was Jewish, in an upcoming limited series.
“There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish but people whose Jewishness is their whole being,” Silverman mentioned in Thursday’s episode of her eponymous podcast, including, “One could argue, for instance, that a Gentile [a non-Jew] playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.'”
She continued, “It’s defined as when a non-Jew portrays a Jew with the Jewishness front and center, often with makeup or changing of features, big fake nose, all the New York-y or Yiddish-y inflection. And in a time when the importance of representation is seen as so essential and so front and center, why does ours constantly get breached even today in the thick of it?”
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The “School of Rock” actress identified widespread anti-Semitic tropes that so usually get thrown round like “Jews run Hollywood,” “Jews are rich” and “Jews are powerful,” which she mentioned then “renders people very righteously unsympathetic toward Jews.”
“I wish they would realize that that is by design,” she mentioned.
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Silverman expressed her perception that if there’s a feminine Jewish character who’s “courageous or deserves love, she is never played by a Jew.”
She then listed different examples, mentioning that Felicity Jones performed Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rachael Brosnahan performs fictional Jewish character Miriam Maisel, Margo Martindale portrayed Bella Abzug and Tracey Ullman was Betty Friedan.
While Silverman famous that she thinks not one of the actresses she named are “doing anything wrong,” she mentioned that the theme is “f–ked up.” She added that she understands that identification politics is “annoying” and “acting is acting,” however then doubled down, saying, “Right now, representation f–king matters.”
“It has to also finally matter for Jews as well,” she added. “Especially Jewish women.”
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