El comediante, 50, señaló a Kathryn Hahn como el ejemplo más reciente después de que la actriz educada en el catolicismo, 48, fue aprovechado para retratar a la fallecida Joan Rivers, quien era judío, en una próxima serie limitada.
“There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish but people whose Jewishness is their whole being,” Silverman said in Thursday’s episode of her eponymous podcast, agregando, “One could argue, por ejemplo, that a Gentile [a non-Jew] playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.'”
Ella continuó, “It’s defined as when a non-Jew portrays a Jew with the Jewishness front and center, often with makeup or changing of features, big fake nose, all the New York-y or Yiddish-y inflection. And in a time when the importance of representation is seen as so essential and so front and center, why does ours constantly get breached even today in the thick of it?”
los “Escuela de Rock” actress pointed out common anti-Semitic tropes that so often get thrown around like “Jews run Hollywood,” “Jews are rich” y “Jews are powerful,” which she said then “renders people very righteously unsympathetic toward Jews.”
“I wish they would realize that that is by design,” ella dijo.
Silverman expressed her belief that if there is a female Jewish character who is “courageous or deserves love, she is never played by a Jew.”
She then listed other examples, pointing out that Felicity Jones played Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rachael Brosnahan plays fictional Jewish character Miriam Maisel, Margo Martindale portrayed Bella Abzug and Tracey Ullman was Betty Friedan.
While Silverman noted that she thinks none of the actresses she named are “doing anything wrong,” she said that the theme is “f–ked up.” She added that she understands that identity politics is “annoying” y “acting is acting,” but then doubled down, diciendo, “Ahora mismo, representation f–king matters.”
“It has to also finally matter for Jews as well,” ella añadió. “Especially Jewish women.”