Casting Maddie created drama in famous pop-star Sia’s life. To know more, read below…
Casting Maddie Created Drama: ‘Music’…
Music is an upcoming American film, which is basically a musical drama film directed by the very famous singer-songwriter Sia. The concept and story of the film are written by Sia and author Dallas Clayton.
Sia is globally famous for her solo hits. She’s famous for her fantastical wigs which she wears in her music videos, her unexpectable thoughtful ideas from walking on the wall to dreaming under the palm.
Concept of ‘Music’…
This movie is so close to Sia’s heart, as it’s her dream. The movie ‘Music’ depicts the favorites themes of Sia:
Finding your voice and creating a family.
Sia directed and wrote the story with all her heart, believing that it would explore love as a healing power and the importance of society. In one of the interviews, Sia revealed that the character of ‘Music’ is based on one of her friends. She is an autistic friend with a pair of consultants around every time.
- Kate Hudson
- Maddie Ziegler
- Leslie Odom Jr.
- Héctor Elizondo
- Mary Kay Place
- Tig Notaro
- Ben Schwartz
- Juliette Lewis
Casting Maddie Created Drama…
The first trailer of the movie was out on November 19, 2020. And something unexpected happened. With its release, she tweeted,
“I believe this movie is beautiful, Will create more good than harm and if I’m wrong I’ll pay for it for the rest of my life.”
But it all leads to controversies about Sia’s thinking and whatnot. The majority of the people are not happy with Sia’s decision of casting Maddie. Many of the actors and fans too criticized Sia on Tweeter all over the world. But Sia decided to avoid the situation. But as you know, how long one can stay quiet, Sia broke her silence and replied to those defaming tweets. And gave them a taste of their own medicines.
Casting Maddie created drama & leads to criticism:
Bronagh Waugh, an Irish actress tweeted:
“It is pretty offensive the way Sia has chosen to portray the character, adding that people with disabilities are not broken and don’t need fixing.”
Whereas Margaux Joffe, who’s a disabilities advocate. She tweeted:
“Sigh. yet another example of Hollywood casting a non-disabled actor to play a disabled character. When doing a film about Autism, hire #ActuallyAutistic folks to work on it.”
Even Marc Malkin, a senior culture editor said,
“This is the next frontier where it’s time that Hollywood starts casting people with disabilities.”
Sia’s say on criticism:
Because of the criticism going out of hand, Sia revealed the reason why she cast Maddie by tweeting…
“I actually tried working with a beautiful young girl non-verbal on the spectrum and she found it unpleasant and stressful, so that’s why I cast Maddie.”
Adding on, she said:
“Cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folk, and not as fucking prostitutes or drug addicts but as doctors, nurses, and singers. Fucking sad nobody’s even seen the dang movie. My heart has always been in the right place.”
Sia replied to one of a defaming tweet with very straight words:
“The movie is both a love letter to caregivers and the autism community. I have my own unique view of the community and felt it is underrepresented and compelled to make it. If that makes me a shit I’m a shit, but my intentions are awesome.”
Recently, a Twitter user tweeted on Sia’s post,
“Several autistic actors, myself included, responded to these tweets. We all said we could have acted in it on short notice. These excuses are just that- excuses. The fact of the matter is zero effort was made to include anyone who is actually autistic.”
On which Sia replied by saying,
“Maybe you’re just a bad actor.”