Netflix show ‘Uncoupled’ cuts a Latina housekeeper character that was criticized as offensive
“When I opened it and saw that it wasn’t even funny — it was hurtful and derogatory — I was shocked because I walked in expecting something very different given the way things are nowadays and the progress we’ve made,” Maris stated in an interview with the publication.
Maris was revealed parts of the script from the very first episode including a character called Carmen, who is a house cleaner for the character Michael. In the very first scene, according to Range, Carmen is presented as being “nearly hysterical on the phone,” calling Michael to inform him in damaged English that she thinks his apartment or condo has actually been robbed.
“Mister, I just get here and they stole!” her line stated. “They stole! They rob you! I don’t know how they get in.”
In the 2nd scene, Range reported, Carmen scolds Michael for the method he cleaned a glass, stating, “No, I do that. You don’t clean good, you always leave a ring.”
Checking out the part for Carmen left Maris so annoyed that she composed an open letter to Star and Harris.
“I’m just fed up,” she stated. “If I’m not going to say anything now, when am I going to say something? I just want (writers) to think the next time they write a character like that. I’m speaking out for the younger actors coming up so they face even less of that than my generation has.”
Harris is an executive manufacturer for the series, however was not associated with composing or casting the function of the Latina housemaid, Range reported.
CNN has actually connected to Netflix for remark. The streaming service stated in a declaration to Range that it asked forgiveness to Maris which the character had actually been dropped from the program.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.