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David Oyelowo Wants An Actor Of Color To Play A Main Character On ‘Game Of Thrones’

World-building in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is limitless. Dragons roam free, vampire slayers go to high school and teen wizards save the world. Despite the freedom this kind of storytelling permits, there’s still one imaginary hurdle that’s too far-fetched for most creators to overcome: featuring actors of color (besides Zoe Saldana) in prominent roles. As one of the most-watched series on television, “Game of Thrones” has attracted its fair share of criticism for bungling depictions of one too many rape scenes and perpetuating a white savior complex in the name of Daenerys Targaryen.
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