I was just listening to an interview about Quentin Tarantinos new film Django Unchained. The interviewer mentioned that she was black then asked him why he, a white guy, was the right person to tell this story.
Seemed like kind of a weird question...its not like Peter Jackson is a Hobbit.
It wasn't an uncomfortable or confrontational interview at all.
Sounds like he did not allow himself to be baited, then.
What was his response?
I don't remember it exactly but he talked about how his movies are action movies more than anything. He said thought when people went to see a movie about slavery or the holocaust they expect it to be horribly sad and that the action element made it different than other movies on the same subject.
It was a much better answer than i can articulate.