Washington D.C, Jan. 28 (ANI): Joseph Fiennes, just like everyone else, was shocked after the announcement that he would portray music legend Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV movie.
The 45-year-old actor spoke out for the first time since the news broke on Wednesday, January 27, and said “he (MJ) was probably closer to my color than his original color,” reports Us Magazine.
“I’m a white, middle-class guy from London,” the ‘Shakespeare in Love’ actor told.”I’m as shocked as you may be.”
The music legend, who was 50 when he died in 2009, had a chronic condition known as vitiligo, which lightened the color of his skin.
Fiennes added that the movie will be a comedic, tongue-in-cheek look at the story of how Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor all banded together on a rumored road trip from New York to Ohio post 9/11. (ANI)