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Kal Penn Shares Old Scripts to Blast Hollywood Typecasting: ‘They Were Awful!’

15 March 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kal Penn is opening up about his experiences with what he deemed offensive typecasting in Hollywood — and he’s using Twitter to do it.

The 39-year-old actor shared a slew of photos of old audition scripts for shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Smart Guy and King of Queens to highlight his experience with stereotypes in the industry.

“Jeez I remember this one! They were awful. ‘Can you make his accent a little more Authentic?’ That usually meant they wanted Apu,” Penn wrote alongside one script, as he referenced the name of a fictional Indian-American character on The Simpsons.

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Kal Penn Shares Scripts From Some of the Stereotypical Roles He Auditioned for at the Beginning of His Career

14 March 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the ABC drama series “Designated Survivor,” Kal Penn plays White House Press Secretary named Seth Wright, with no accent. But this wasn’t always the case for the New Jersey–born actor of Indian descent, who recalls auditioning for some stereotypical roles at the beginning of his career.

Read More: Kal Penn Raises More Than $200,000 for Syrian Refugees ‘In the Name of the Dude Who Said I Don’t Belong in America’

On Tuesday, the actor shared screenshots of scripts he found of shows he auditioned for during his “first years trying to be an actor.” According to Penn, he was nearly always asked to speak with an accent and one script even requested a “Ghandi lookalike.” The actor further revealed that when he auditioned for a small part in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” he got “into it” with the production because they insisted his character, Prajeeb, had to have an accent. »

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Kal Penn Shares Scripts From Some of the Stereotypical Roles He Auditioned for at the Beginning of His Career

14 March 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the ABC drama series “Designated Survivor,” Kal Penn plays White House Press Secretary named Seth Wright, with no accent. But this wasn’t always the case for the New Jersey–born actor of Indian descent, who recalls auditioning for some stereotypical roles at the beginning of his career.

Read More: Kal Penn Raises More Than $200,000 for Syrian Refugees ‘In the Name of the Dude Who Said I Don’t Belong in America’

On Tuesday, the actor shared screenshots of scripts he found of shows he auditioned for during his “first years trying to be an actor.” According to Penn, he was nearly always asked to speak with an accent and one script even requested a “Ghandi lookalike.” The actor further revealed that when he auditioned for a small part in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” he got “into it” with the production because they insisted his character, Prajeeb, had to have an accent. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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