I remember the outrage an shock coming from fans over Rue being "black" but also Laurent. [Side note: Catherine Hardwicke said Stephenie described him as "olive skinned" and then said, "and I love black olives" ha ha Oh Catherine!]
Anyhow, this article was shared on facebook by a colleague and I wanted to share it with you. It looks at race and casting and fan reactions... great read!
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