According to a statement given to Entertainment Weekly, Rogen said: “I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did”. In that statement he went on to say once he discovered what happened it ended immediately and currently, conversations are taking place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
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‘Good Boys’ Producers Put Child Actor in ‘Blackface,’ Studio Says for Lighting
The filmmakers behind an upcoming comedy used makeup to darken the face of a child actor’s stand-in — a la “blackface” — but the film’s production company says it’s common practice. Sources connected to the film, “Good Boys” — produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg — tell TMZ … 11-year-old Keith L. Williams‘ stand-in was on set last week in Vancouver, and wearing dark brown makeup on his face. We’re told the stand-in was also rocking an afro wig and fitted in a fat suit. Williams was on a break at the time, but our sources say the sight of
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Reportedly, the child who was in blackface a stand-in for Keith L. Williams. Last week, TMZ published photos of the child in blackface, who is also African-American, and reported people connected to the movie said it was not a blackface situation, but a situation trying to match Williams’ skin tone to the stand-in. Williams is an African-American child, who has acted in television shows like The Goldbergs and The Last Man on Earth. He has also acted in movies like Lemon and The Bachelors. According to IMDB, Good Boys is a comedy about a group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2019.
Rogen has been a huge presence on the comedy movie scene. Some of the movies he has acted in are considered cult classics. Movies like SuperBad, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Pineapple Express continues to be popular with fans. In addition to Good Boys, Rogen is also working on the new Lion King movie.