Emilia Clarke says it’s “outrageous” that only 16% of people working in the creative industry come from the working class.
The Game Of Thrones actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen, spoke as a patron of the arts charity Open Doors, which aims to address perceived imbalances by providing support The actors are just starting out.
Clarke is appealing to the public to support the Big Christmas Give challenge, with each donation doubled, to support “young talent without financial support” to get into drama schools.
“Access to creative roles and behind-the-scenes acting in the industry has long been a playbook for too many people, and Open Door comes from a call to action to solve the problem,” she said. subject.
“They have helped new actors entering the film industry who have already landed incredible roles, and I hope everyone will support them during these difficult times… and play the part. their role in unearthing exciting new talent who will no doubt continue to grace our stages and screens.
Open Door organizes seminars and events to engage the more impoverished in the industry.
It has also received support from Matthew Lewis and Imelda Staunton, who both starred in Harry Potter, and Love Realistic actress Dame Emma Thompson.
It says its alumni have had lead roles in an upcoming Hunger Games film, the Netflix hit Bridgerton and the Bafta Rocks award-winning film.
Alumnus Tobi King Bakare, who starred in I May Destroy You and Cursed, said his journey with the charity has been “life-changing”.
David Mumeni, artistic director, founder and CEO of Open Door, said: “In working with young people from the age of 17, I can see that there are so many talented young actors and behind-the-scenes creators are not in a position to pursue their careers. want due to their personal circumstances.
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The actor, who has starred in the Mission Impossible and Fast And The Furious films, added: “We’re starting to see the first two groups of actors and creators enter the industry and they’ll be taking on new roles. spectacular roles, which only show that the talent is there if they are given the opportunity, and Open Door is both necessary and effective.”
Open Door’s Big Christmas Give challenge runs until December 6 and aims to raise £15,900.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/emilia-clarke-its-outrageous-just-16-of-working-creatives-are-working-class-42183227.html Emilia Clarke: It’s weird that only 16% of working creators are working class