Alexandra Daddario Helps Leah Jeffries In Percy Jackson

Alexandra Daddario is not placing up with the backlash surrounding the forged of the brand new Percy Jackson and the Olympians collection.

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In case you missed it, final week, the celebs of the upcoming Disney+ present had been revealed — and tons of followers had been loving the information.

Sadly, not everybody was happy in regards to the casting decisions, significantly Leah Jeffries’ function as Annabeth Chase.

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Sure social media customers expressed outrage as a result of Leah — who’s Black — is of a unique pores and skin tone than how Annabeth was written within the books. On-line trolls even obtained her banned from TikTok.

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Amidst the criticism, Alexandra needed to guarantee that Leah had her full assist in taking up the function that she portrayed within the authentic movies.

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Alexandra, who performed Annabeth within the first two films, took to Twitter to pen a candy message to the younger actor.

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“Leah Jeffries goes to be an unbelievable Annabeth!!!” Alexandra wrote — to which many followers replied with their assist.

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And Alexandra is not the one member of the Percy Jackson household to approve of Leah’s function — creator Rick Riordan could not be extra supportive.

In truth, he penned a prolonged be aware on his web site defending Leah’s casting, calling her “a job mannequin for brand spanking new generations of ladies who will see in her the type of hero they need to be.”

Fortuitously, Leah is not letting the haters get to her and is able to tackle her new function, which begins capturing this summer season.

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