Universal Studios has apologized to Laverne Cox after using a man to dub his voice in the Italian version of “Promising Young Woman.”
Viewers were outraged to hear a man’s voice watching Laverne. The male actor has been identified as Roberto Pedicini. The studio has received numerous complaints for replacing the voice with a female.
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“We are deeply grateful to Laverne and the transgender community for opening our eyes to a stigma that neither we nor many in our industry recognized. While there is no malicious intent behind this error, we are working diligently to address it, ”a spokesperson told The Guardian. “We have started doubling down on Ms. Cox’s voice with actresses in our international territories and are pushing back release dates to make sure the correct version is available.”
This has happened to the transgender star on several occasions.
In “Orange Is the New Black”, “The Mindy Project” and “Doubt”, her voice was performed by male actor Andrea Lavagnino.