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Daniel Dae Kim hails "Hellboy" makers for doing 'right thing' after whitewashing row

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has lauded "Hellboy" and the film's producers for doing "right thing" by recasting the character of with an Asian-American

The makers had roped in "Deadpool" star for the role Daimio, an Asian character as per the Comics. His casting led to a huge controversy with people accusing the producers of whitewashing.

Skrein later dropped out of the reboot, saying it was important to "honour ethnic minority stories and voices in arts". He was replaced by Dae Kim in the David Harbour-fronted film.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dae Kim said he is "grateful" to Marshall and the makers for taking the action to correct a wrong.

"It's an important thing to take action, and what Neil and the producers did was take action," the said.

"I am a direct beneficiary of that, but I think all of us benefit by having a role that's intended for an Asian being played by an Asian. So I'm grateful for him and the producers, who did the right thing, ultimately," he added.

"Hellboy", also starring and Sasha Lane, will release on Friday.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 11:35 IST