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How a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ character stirred debate about actors faking accents and Hollywood’s diversity

How a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ character stirred debate about actors faking accents and Hollywood’s diversity

At the start of Rizwan Manji’s acting career in the 1990s, the only roles available to him were those playing convenience store clerks and cab drivers. The parts usually required him to fake an Indian accent — just for laughs. “We would joke about it. ‘This is so offensive, this is so offensive,’” recalls the Toronto native. “It’s not like we didn’t...

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