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February 25th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Quvenzhane Wallis, whos nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been tapped to star as the lead in the upcoming remake of Annie.




Some are upset that the iconic Annie figure is specifically recognized for her red curly hair, and shouldn't be re-cast as a black girl. Others feel that her looks aren't crucial to the storyline, so it doesn't make a difference how she is cast.

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February 25th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Hmm...I don't think the red hair is a necessity. As iconic as it is/was, it doesn't seem like it's essential to the story. I might actually enjoy it better without the red hair. Nothing against red hair...I always wished I had it...but it might just make me look at the story with a fresh perspective, if that makes sense.
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February 25th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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IDK, I've never actually seen Annie so I don't know the story (but I do know some of the songs). But when I think of Annie I do think of red hair.
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February 25th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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How in the world do you pronounce her name??? Wow.

I looooooooooved Annie when I was a kid.....I had a Annie doll, Annie trading cards....I love the movie....loved the play.......Annie brings up great childhood memories for me.....therefore, Annie DOES need red hair.
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February 25th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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I was *just* wondering how to pronounce her name. I gave up.
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February 25th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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I loved Annie too. I had the doll, books and the movie. We used to recreate the musical in our backyards with the neighbourhood kids. My first reaction is "Yes! She has to have red hair." But when I actually think about it, I don't think it matters. What matters is the girl be charming, quirky and have a great singing voice. I'd watch the remake and I hope it's as wonderful as the original.
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February 25th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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I've never seen Annie, nor cared to so I couldn't care less who they cast as the new Annie in a remake. It took Disney until 2009 to create a Princess who was black, and I am all about kids of all races/ethnicities having heroes and heroines and whatnot to look up to so I think it's a good thing. If white people (not talking about anyone here) have a problem with it, they can just watch the 1982 version.
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February 25th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I have to say, I would certainly hope it's not about the color of her skin as much as is it the color of her hair. Like, if they cast a white girl with blond hair for example, I hope people would be just as upset as they are now.....
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February 25th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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To me it's the exact same if they are doing a Pippi Long Stocking remake----I want to see the ICONIC red hair in free standing braids.

Same as if they cast Cinderella with long red red and they didn't do the iconic blonde hair that Cinderella is known for---people would be all up in arms! :-P
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February 25th, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure you'd get the same feedback from people if it were a blond girl as well. That is, people would be upset that she didn't have red hair.
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February 25th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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Well if you read the reader comments on almost any news article about it, most people are outraged about skin color more than hair. Very sad that we still live in that kind of world.
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February 25th, 2013, 11:37 PM
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That is sad. This is the first I'm hearing about it so I haven't read any comments on it yet. How awful for that girl.
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February 26th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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I think the hair color goes hand-in-hand with the skin color in this case. There aren't that many natural red-heads with dark skin. I'm in the first camp where I think the red hair is iconic. From what I saw during the Oscars, if it weren't for the iconic red hair, she'd be a great fit. (Okay, maybe that was just the frizzy hair)
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