The director must have his own reasons in choosing actors to play in the film, either because it is considered very suitable for his role in terms of character deepening and from a body posture that is similar to the premise of the film.
However, the director's choice is not always in line with the audience. This happens in various films below. The actor can be body shaming because it is considered not suitable to play the role. What do you think?
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
First appearing as a superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), many criticized Gal Gadot's selection as Wonder Woman. The reason is, Gadot is considered too skinny to play a superhuman character in the audience's shadow.
In fact, Gadot, who once joined the Israeli military, was able to go through strenuous physical training and was able to perform optimally in the film. Not only that, Gadot's solo film as Wonder Woman was also a huge success even though she was pregnant at the time of filming.
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Lost in popularity from Robert Pattinson as Edward in the film Twilight (2008), Taylor Lautner was almost replaced as Jacob by the director. His appearance in Twilight was not suitable because his body was too thin.
In the follow-up film, New Moon (2009), Jacob is told to transform into a muscular man and Lautner is able to play the role well. He did a lot of intense physical exercise and got good results. Evidently, in that film, Lautner's popularity was even higher than Pattinson's, so the director chose to keep him.
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Before Daniel Craig, you must have known that there have been various previous James Bond cast who all share the same traits: tall stature and dark hair. Well, Craig's selection as James Bond was immediately protested by many fans because Craig was considered too short and blonde.
The protest expanded until someone created the danielcraigisnotbond.com site for their dislike. Amazingly, Craig was not swayed by the criticism and managed to make Casino Royale (2006) a huge success.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
Success in all four films, Jennifer Lawrence has in fact been criticized by fans of the novel The Hunger Games for being too fat and old to play Katniss Everdeen. In the book, Katniss and her family live in starvation so that it is not suitable for Lawrence's body posture at that time.
However, Lawrence ignored the ridicule and performed his best in the film. Evidently, until the fourth Hunger Games, he still looks stunning and stunning.
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
Chosen to play Shang-Chi, not a few people do not agree with the selection of Simu Liu as his character. Chinese critics even say Liu is less charismatic and less attractive to be Shang-Chi.
Not standing still, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, defended the actor and told critics to watch the film before commenting.