Live-Action ‘Teen Titans’ Series Casts Anna Diop as Starfire: Why This Color-Blind Casting Is Great News
Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Hoai-Tran Bui
The live-action Teen Titans series, currently named Titans, is starting to get off the ground, with a newly cast Starfire joining the team after Australian newcomer Teagan Croft was cast as Raven.
With the news that Anna Diop, a relatively unknown actress from 24: Legacy, was cast as Starfire in the live-action Teen Titans series to premiere on Warner Bros.’ new digital service, there were the usual racist rumblings of “she looks nothing like the comic book character.” First, ahem, Starfire is orange and has the body proportions of a Barbie doll. Second, this is a good thing.