Kiki Layne's abilities have led her to offer a notable efficiency within the critically-acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk. The younger actress has already set her sights on one other coveted position. In a current interview, Layne expressed curiosity in taking part in X-Men's Storm. "She was a picture of myself, of a strong chocolate Black girl, and I simply assume that is an incredible picture to have and I actually need to play Storm," she advised Varietyon Sunday on the Critics’ Choice Awards. "We are actively plotting, actively plotting."

"X-Men" Actress Put On Blast For Shading Rival Actress Amid Potential Re-Cast
Kiki Layne (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

While her ambitions have been supported by many followers, one other actress appeared upset by this assertion. Alexandra Shipp, who embodies Storm's character in X-Men: Apocalypse in addition to within the upcoming Dark Phoenix, alluded to her discontentment twitter.

"I received’t ever unhealthy mouth a fellow actor. I received’t ever actively attempt to take one other laborious working actors job," she wrote."Y’all can maintain making an attempt to pin black ladies towards one another but it surely received’t work on me, honey. Stay blessed." Social media customers had been fast to snap on the actress, citing her "unhealthy appearing" and her refusal to acknowledge colorism along with ruining the Aaliyah biopic.

"X-Men" Actress Put On Blast For Shading Rival Actress Amid Potential Re-Cast
Alexandra Shipp (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The haterade prompted Shipp to deal with the criticism shortly after. "Black twitter is so highly effective. One second we’re making an attempt to rally and outline why our lives matter, the following we’re making one another really feel like we’re undeserving of 1. I’ll solely unfold and provides love, it doesn't matter what tone my pores and skin falls beneath. Bless up y’all ima return to work x"