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Old 01-20-03, 07:04 PM
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My Big Fat Mexican Casting Call

Hollywood uncovers truth(?) behind popular stereotype. From IMDb:
A hitch has developed in the production of The Alamo in Austin, TX, where the film company has had difficulty finding 6,000 Hispanics to fit into uniforms to play the Mexican soldiers who attacked the old Spanish mission in 1836, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported today (Monday). She observed that the men "must look as if they had just been force-marched from Mexico city to San Antonio in rain and hard conditions." But a casting coordinator told Smith that a lot of the men who have shown up for work "are simply huge." So far, Smith says, only about 500 Hispanics have been cast to play Santa Ana's men.
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I don't know why, but the thread title made me think that this would be a sequel for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
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Same here Rypro.....still, its funny, very funny to me as an overweight Mexican male...tehehehe.
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^^^i did the same thing! i had just finished rolling my eyes at the thought of some stupid executive sitting around with this gem of an idea. maybe a thread clarification is in order???
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Is Hollywood so hung up over weight issues that they don't even want chubby extras now?
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These days, I'm not surprised they didn't think about creating 6000 skinny CGI Mexicans.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Is Hollywood so hung up over weight issues that they don't even want chubby extras now?
No, they want soldiers. Lean, mean, physically-fit armed extras. I think its good, it adds more realism. Unless they were all fat mexicans that fought in 1836
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Best ... thread title ... ever.

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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Is Hollywood so hung up over weight issues that they don't even want chubby extras now?
It probably costs more to tailer uni's with more cloth.

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