Mexico’s ‘Black Panther’ star fights racism at home

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The Bangkok Post

MEXICO CITY: In Hollywood, he’s the rising star of the sequel to “Black Panther,” the first major Black superhero movie. In his homeland Mexico, Tenoch Huerta is leading a fight against racism on the screen. The 41-year-old aims to use his growing fame to break the tradition of Mexican actors of Indigenous origin being cast in the roles of thieves and villains. Playing the character of Namor the Sub-Mariner in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Huerta joins a small club of international Mexican stars such as Salma Hayek, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. The path to Hollywood w…

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