AUSTRALIAN actor Andrew “Andrew” Noyes has said he will no longer attend the annual Melbourne film festival because he feared “a lot of people” would be offended by his race-related comments.
Key points:Mr Noye, 47, has appeared in several films including “Dirty Dancing”, “The Deer Hunter” and “The Princess Bride” but says he is “not a race hater”He is the first Australian to appear in a major Australian film since the film “The Prince of Tides”The film was released in Australia in 2014.
It has drawn condemnation in Australia for its depiction of racism, including an incident in which Mr Noyez said: “I think I’m a bit of a bit racist, I’m not a race-hater, I just don’t want to be associated with race.”
Mr Noys family confirmed he had cancelled the film festival, but he told a local newspaper he was “sad” and had “done the right thing” by declining the invitation.
Mr Noya’s statement to the Daily Telegraph was the first from Mr Noya since the incident, in which he threatened to shoot his own body.
Mr Proulx, who produced the film, described Mr Noys remarks as “bizarre”.
“I was actually just really shocked by that,” Mr Prouilx said.
“I didn’t expect him to be so emotional.
He didn’t really have any words for it.”
Mr Pouilx also said the incident was not representative of Mr Noydys views on race.
“He’s never been an advocate for race relations,” Mr Prulx said, adding that the actor’s views on racial issues were not the ones of his family.
“His family and I are extremely upset by what happened.”‘
I have no plans to attend the Melbourne film awards’Mr Noyders family said they were “extremely shocked” by Mr NOYES’ comments.
“We are obviously devastated, and it is upsetting that he would do that,” they said.
The Australian film industry is a diverse and diverse place.
“It is the best-funded industry in Australia,” Mr Noodles wife, Sarah, said.
“It is an industry where people are educated and engaged, and people come from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all walks, all races.”
“The Prince Of Tides”, Mr Nootles most recent film, is being produced in the US by Steven Spielberg.
Mr Spielberg said in a statement: “Mr Nyoys remarks about race and racism are deeply offensive and are completely inappropriate.
We stand behind Mr Nyoers actions and hope that his family’s and his company’s safety is protected.””
We would also like to thank Mr Nogales family for their outpouring of support, and for the support of his crew.”
This incident is not representative in any way of the film’s diversity.
“The family also thanked the local community for their support and expressed their gratitude to the film industry for its commitment to diversity.”
Our family is so proud of what we have created and of the support we have received,” Mr Pratt said.